Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: tlee | 2010-04-29

Q.

Growth Spurts

Dear Doctor

Please give me an idea of when to expect growth spurts. I realise every child is different but a general idea of the age would be great.

My LB definitely had one at 9 months and I believe he is having one now at 13 months because he is eating me out of house and home and waking earlier for his bottle.

Will there be many more is should this be it?

Thank you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Babies usually grow rapidly during the first year or so of there lives,then continue to grow staedily until puberty. At puberty there is a period of very rapid growth.Chldren often tend to eat a bit less from 1 to 2 years but really each child is different.

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