They have tiny tummies, so they need to wake and feed often. Lots of gentle touch, cuddling, smiling and gazing will help your baby feel safe and secure with you. Contact the midwives at the unit where your baby was born, your GP or your child and family health nurse. If your newborn is crying, you can try feeding him, changing his nappy, cuddling or rocking him, speaking or singing in a soothing voice, or giving him a warm relaxing bath. Most babies need feeds every hours , and they have around feeds every 24 hours. Most babies regain their birth weight after weeks. If the area around the umbilical cord looks red or is sticky, let your child and family health nurse know. But some babies might need to be woken for feeding — for example, babies who have lost a lot of weight, are very small, or are jaundiced.