Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: CG | 2009/10/02

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RE: POST 1966 3MNTH OLD SLEEPING PATTERNS

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Subject: 3mnth old sleeping patterns
Posted by: CG | 1/10/2009

Dear Doc,
My 3mnth old baby gal is on Novalac AR..120ml every 3hrs...lately she sleeps for about 6hours uninterrupted sleep at nite...am not sure whether is shud wake her up for the feeds...pls advise..one other thing lately she likes chewing her hands what is the cause of that? She weighs 6.5kg, lenght is 61cm and head circ is 43cm.

Kind Regards,

CG

EXPERT' S REPLY
Subject: I forgot to mention that she is showing signs of teething.
Posted by: Paediatrician | 1/10/2009
Thank you for giving me your baby' s weight and length as this helps so much.You have a big girl as her weight and length are both above average and fall on the 75th percentile line of the baby growth chart. This puts her in the top 25% for baby girls of her age. So she is doing very well and you do not need to worry about her sleeping through. In fact you can be certain that she is doing well.The one figure which needs to be checked is her head circumference as this is above the top line of the growth chart [the top 1% of babies]Please have her head circumference checked and let me know what this is and I will advise you further.

DEAR DOC,

I will go to the clinic to have the head circ checked again, let me give u a brief history of the weight, lenght and head circ...

AT BIRTH: BIRTH WEIGHT 2.6 KG
LENGHT - 48CM
HEAD CIR - 34.5

6WKS: WEIGHT - 5.280 KG
LENGHT - 56.5CM
HEAD CIR - 40CM

10WKS: WEIGHT - 6.5KG
LENGHT - 61CM
HEAD CIR - 43CM


pls let me know if i shud worry.

Kind Regards.....

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You do need to have your baby's head circumference checked every 4 weeks by your paediatrician as her head circumference is above the top line of the normal infant growth chart. This may just be a family chracteristic but your paediatrician does need to monitor her head circumference.

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