Each baby is unique and reacts differently. My elder one wanted food all the time while my second takes couple of times in a day and sleep most of the time.
If you are wondering how to make a baby (less than one month old) awake to feed or do provide medication here are some tricks how to make a sleeping baby awake -
1. Change the clothes: Changing clothes (thus changing body temperature) is what most babies don't like and this is an effective way to make the baby awake
2. Tickle on the bottom of the feet: Some babies don't like to be tickled in the feet and this can make a baby awake
3. Tickle in the back: Tickling in the back also can make the baby awake
4. Talk to the baby: Hearing and smelling sensation are the two most powerful ways a new born baby senses what is around. Talking to the baby can make some babies awake (well, this trick doesn't work with my second child)