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When during sleeping hours do kids grow "most"?

When during sleeping hours do kids grow "most"?

Growth hormone: Typically the most active periods for hormonal release including growth hormone and thyroid is in the first third of the night whatever hours those happen to be. ...Read more

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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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What to do about excessive formula feeding during growth spurt?

What to do about excessive formula feeding during growth spurt?

Feeding: Babies are growing rapidly and usually double their birthweight by 4-6 months old. How much they need is based on age, birth to 6 weeks is 2-4 oz every 3 hours while a 4 month old may take 6 oz every 4 hours. Ask to see the growth chart when you go for well baby visits and this will let you see if your baby is on track or gaining too fast. ...Read more

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When are HGH release during sleep for kids and teens?

When are HGH release during sleep for kids and teens?

HGH secretion : This is a complex topic and cannot be addressed in the space allotted: refer togrowth hormone and cortisol secretion in relation to sleep ... www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1188300 best wishes. You can download the full text article there. ...Read more

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Do kids generally have weight gain before growth spurt?

Do kids generally have weight gain before growth spurt?

Sometimes: I will see a slight increase in weight and a slowing of height growth, just before the growth spurt. ...Read more

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When do boys have growth spurts or puberty?

When do boys have growth spurts or puberty?

In puberty: Boys can start growth spurts at 11-12 or as late as 15-16. They can continue to grow until they are 20 years of age. The spurt starts usually after one begins to see pubic hair. ...Read more

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Do premature babies grow up to be short adults?

Do premature babies grow up to be short adults?

Not necessarily: Extremely early or very low birth weight babies may be generally smaller in height and weight as adults than term babies, but many preterm babies grow to essentially normal height (genetically determined). ...Read more

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How to prolong the growth spurt during puberty and make a very short child end up taller?

How to prolong the growth spurt during puberty and make a very short child end up taller?

Hormone antagonist: Sothere is a special hormone antagonist used to delay puberty. As a result, in boys, the growth plates are prevented from closing, growth progresses and this process provides more inches to the boy's height. Please consult an endocrinologist for this purpose. ...Read more

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During your sleep do you grow taller?

yes,but: You grow when you are not sleeping also. Sleep is a known trigger for growth hormone release, so those with open growth centers will benefit from the process, however after release, it triggers metabolic events that continue 24/7. ...Read more

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When do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

It varies: You are not sharing your age with us. There is no one answer for all boys. It depends on numerous variables. ...Read more

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Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Yes: Growth spurt is a part of pubertal events. In girls, growth spurt precedes menstruation by 6-12 months. ...Read more

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After grow spurts, so babies go back to eating the regular amount?

After grow spurts, so babies go back to eating the regular amount?

Growth spurts: Often after a growth spurt when a baby eats more they will settle back to their usual feedings. It does vary some. Most important is to follow the babies growth parameters with his/her doctor which let's you know he/she is growing! All the best. ...Read more

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Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Can do opposite: The final height is based on genetic factors and modified by your health.Proper diet, rest and exercise aids it while the opposite can hurt. The hormones that trigger puberty also signal the growth spurt and final closure of the growth centers.Some that enter puberty early will finish/stop sooner.An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify any remaining growth potential. ...Read more

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Can teenage girls gain a bit of weight and be more hungry before a growth spurt?

Can teenage girls gain a bit of weight and be more hungry before a growth spurt?

Of course: During the teenage stages there are always significant physical an psychological changes, including increased weight gain to help support physical growth. ...Read more

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When will baby sleep through night if parents are away?

When will baby sleep through night if parents are away?

Depends: Most babies should be sleeping through the night by four months of age rather parents are home or away. If not you should seek help from your pediatrician ...Read more

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What age do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

What age do boys tend to get their growth spurt?

It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have already been repeatedly taught. ...Read more