Childhood Diseases

Posted by: CG | 2009/10/01


3mnth old sleeping patterns

Dear Doc,
My 3mnth old baby gal is on Novalac AR..120ml every 3hrs...lately she sleeps for about 6hours uninterrupted sleep at not sure whether is shud wake her up for the feeds...pls 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,


Expert's Reply



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 circumefrence checked and let me know what this is and I will advise you further.

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