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Is it normal for infant baby of 8 days sleeping more than 16 to 19 hours?

Is it normal for infant baby of 8 days sleeping more than 16 to 19 hours?

Yes: Certainly is normal, if the baby is acting well and eating well otherwise. Newborns, in fact, usually sleep this much. ...Read more

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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I hit the back of my head on a wooden block and i've been experiencing headaches, sleeping more than usual, and less focus. ?

I hit the back of my head on a wooden block and i've been experiencing headaches, sleeping more than usual, and less focus. ?

See doctor immediate: while likely concussion, u need to see doctor immediately to rule out other serious causes such as bleeding in head. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had neck and back pain for over 10 days, he's sleepy all the time and his eyes have a glazed look he seems out of it and is difficult to wake up when sleeping (more than usual). I am concerned and want him to go to the er. What do you th

My boyfriend has had neck and back pain for over 10 days, he's sleepy all the time and his eyes have a glazed look he seems out of it and is difficult to wake up when sleeping (more than usual). I am concerned and want him to go to the er.  What do you th

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My 13 month old son has a fever of 101.5 and has been irritable at times, decreased appetite, lethargy, less alert, and is sleeping more than usual?

My 13 month old son has a fever of 101.5 and has been irritable at times, decreased appetite, lethargy, less alert, and is sleeping more than usual?

Acute febrile illnes: Your child has a febrile illness. If he was active, alert and normal looking you could wait it out. Since he is not, you need to have him examined and sometimes tested to determine the cause and treatment. I would call your child's doctor and have him evaluated. ...Read more

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1yr old teething, loose stool(not watery)3-4 times a day, sometime seems to b in pain.Eating well(earlier fussy), sleeping more than usual, no fever/vomit?

1yr old teething, loose stool(not watery)3-4 times a day, sometime seems to b in pain.Eating well(earlier fussy), sleeping more than usual, no fever/vomit?

Your question is ?: This is a pretty common pattern in some kids.You did not include a question in your list of symptoms.If you have a specific question please start over and submit it with supportive info.The site is not a chat room and no questions are linked. ...Read more

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2 m/o son has been sleeping more and eating less than usual. His temperature is normally between 97.1 & 97.4, but atm it's 97.4 should I be worried?

Hard to Say: To give good advice we would need more information such as how long this has gone on (a day, a week, a month could all mean something diferent). Also, is he sleeping longer at a time or longer during the day, and just how drastic is the change in his eating? If it is alarming to you, call his pediatrician's office to see if they think you need to bring him in. ...Read more

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My 7 months baby boy sleeping more and eating less, is it normal?

My 7 months baby boy sleeping more and eating less, is it normal?

Keep an eye: May be he is coming down with a viral infection or so. Keep an eye on him and if he doesn't improve better get him checked out. ...Read more

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