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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual but not bad: Enjoy the sleep if he's otherwise active during the day
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: You will find babies sleep patterns can change some during periods of rapid physical growth or as a new developmental skill emerges. Good sleep allows ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Nope: Most babies her age should be sleeping 10-12 hours through the night. Congratulations!
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lucky mom: As long as a kid is eating well enough during the day to sustain a normal growth rate, an extended 8 or more hour sleep period at night is fine. Baby ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on age: It is not clear what your infants age is, but some "tummy time" is good for development from birth...But sleeping on her back leads to a 50% decrease ... Read More
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Dr. Zoey Goore
24 years experience Pediatrics
Back to sleep: The recommendation by the american academy of pediatrics is to put babies on their backs to sleep. If your baby is able to roll front to back and bac ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Given that crib death is loosely defined to include the first year of life, I don't put them down on their belly for that period.But I realize that th ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
None: There is an increased risk of your baby dying while sleeping on his stomach as compared to sleeping on his back.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
May be ok: As long as a 3 month-old baby is happy, interactive, gaining weight, not fussy; and has no ill signs such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or rashes, the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See pediatrician: Babies cry because they are hungry, tired or ill. Have him seen by a doctor ASAP and be safe. Always err on the side of caution. Babies can deteriorat ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, if just asthma : If she just has asthma and no fever or any symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection it is then ok.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Hard to say: Perhaps the first question is "how many hrs are you sleeping daily?" many normal adolescents sleep in very long durations, as they grow, and this is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: It depends on may things: 1) what do you mean by too much? 2) how does sleeping interfere with your life? 3) what is causing the increased sleep [eg, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benson Yu
Dr. Benson Yu answered
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleeping too much: Sleeping too much can cause you more sleepy average amount of sleep is 8 hours for an adult. Of course the quality of the sleep also counts. If you h ... Read More

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