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How do I know if my child is having a growth spurt?

How do I know if my child is having a growth spurt?

Eating more often: Growth spurts happen frequently during the first year of life. Typically at 1 week, 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months you can expect some increased feeding and growing! during this time your baby will want to eat more often at night, and may be cranky. Growth spurts generally only last a few days and then your baby's schedule will go back to normal. ...Read more

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Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

See below: Girls should have developed breast and pubic hair before experiencing growth spurt. For boys, enlargement of testicles and penis, pubic hair, and axillary perspiration precedes the growth spurt. ...Read more

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Please explain what is happening to a child whose appetite during a growth spurt is 2x his dads and will denying him more food hurt him in any way.

Please explain what is happening to a child whose appetite during a growth spurt is 2x his dads and will denying him more food hurt him in any way.

Growing: The child is growing and needs the fuel. Why deny him more food if he is using it well and growing? That is like not watering a plant that needs it. If you have concerns then discuss with a nutritionist and your doc. Many kids have huge appetites during growth spurts. Feed fresh foods and not junk- that helps a lot. Sounds normal at this time... ...Read more

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Could a growth spurt cause alkaline phosphatas levels to be 2, 125 in a child?

Could a growth spurt cause alkaline phosphatas levels to be 2, 125 in a child?

Growth spurt: With growth spurt we usually have elevated alk phos but not to this grade. We need to look for sighn of bone disease related to vitamin d defficiency, parathormone issues, and kidney disease before we attribute this to only growth spurt. ...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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How will the growth spurt affect a child's spinal cord injury?

How will the growth spurt affect a child's spinal cord injury?

See below: This depends on the extent of the original spinal cord injury. There will probably be minimal effect. However, if any symptoms occur be sure to quickly have them evaluated. ...Read more

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What can causes a child age 4 to eat as much as 2 adults daily, with no weight gain or growth? This has been going on for months. We expected a growth spurt. That has not happened. He can get up from a meal where he will eat more than the adults, and say

What can causes a child age 4 to eat as much as 2 adults daily, with no weight gain or growth? This has been going on for months. We expected a growth spurt. That has not happened. He can get up from a meal where he will eat more than the adults, and say

You : You are correct in thinking about a growth spurt. This is usually why a child will begin to eat much more than usual. A growth spurt may only result in his feet gowing or gaining a few inches in height. Don't expect to see a dramatic change. On the other hand, polyphagia(eating excessive amounts of food) can be an early sign of juvenille diabetes. The best thing to do is have your child evaluated by his pediatrician or primary care provider. ...Read more

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What can I do about a delayed growth spurt in my child ?

What can I do about  a delayed growth spurt in my child ?

Age? Gender?: The age & gender are necessary to know in order to answer your question. Males grow later than females. Females have shorter growth time. Once a female has her period, growth will cease within two years. Males can grow into their late teens or 20. Growth is also remarkably hereditary, the rate & extent of growth being inherited. Diseases (kidney, etc) can play a role in growth, as well. ...Read more