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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My 13week old baby is bottle and eating more than usual, teething but still not sleeping through the night- is it s growth spurt?

My 13week old baby is bottle and eating more than usual, teething but still not sleeping through the night- is it s growth spurt?

Most likely: Most infants that young don't sleep through the night, it's perfectly normal. As far as the eating goes babies will eat more as they are growing so i would have to agree with you that growth is occurring although not sure it's a spurt. ...Read more

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My baby is feeding and soiling her diapers as expected, however, she is sleeping a lot. She will be 7w. Is this a sign of growth spurt?

My baby is feeding and soiling her diapers as expected, however, she is sleeping a lot. She will be 7w. Is this a sign of growth spurt?

You're lucky: A new baby that sleeps. Wow, I wish I had one of those. The baby is growing like weeds and all the enrgy is going into that. As the rate of growth slows, there will be less sleeping. Don't worry, but don't make other mothers jealous ...Read more

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Baby is 6 1/2 wks &suddenly sleeping more often deeply not always waking every 2-3 hrs to eat. Is this concerning? I've heard it could be growth spurt

Baby is 6 1/2 wks &suddenly sleeping more often deeply not always waking every 2-3 hrs to eat. Is this concerning? I've heard it could be growth spurt

Sleeping: Yay, momma is getting some rest. This is normal for baby to start sleeping longer and not needing to eat through the night. Now is the time to start training baby to sleep longer at night and to take shorter naps in the daytime. ...Read more

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My 3 month who is normally happy and alert has been fussy and fighting sleep for a week....Growth spurt?

My 3 month who is normally happy and alert has been fussy and fighting sleep for a week....Growth spurt?

Maybe/maybe not.: It's possible that it's from a growth spurt, but these symptoms can have other causes as well, including infection. I advise having your baby seen by the doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My 8 week old seems to be sleeping more lately and is not eating as much when he nurses. Growth spurt? Wonder week?

My 8 week old seems to be sleeping more lately and is not eating as much when he nurses. Growth spurt? Wonder week?

Not a problem: By this time your baby is gaining and average of 1 1/2 to 2 pounds and growing 1 to 1 1/2 inches each month. Activity level is increasing with better -longer sleep patterns versus newborn period. You pediatrician should be able to reassure your infant's well being at the next health maintenance visit by monitoring the growth plotted on the standardized curves. ...Read more

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My 3 yo has been very tired the last week or so even though he is getting enough sleep. Should I be worried or is it a growth spurt?

My 3 yo has been very tired the last week or so even though he is getting enough sleep. Should I be worried or is it a growth spurt?

Tired 3 year old: If your son has been tired and has not had any other symptoms like a fever or diarrhea or even a runny nose I would take him directly to see his doctor on Monday. This is not an age of fatigue do to a growth spurt. I do not want to scare you but don't wait. Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to you child's health. ...Read more