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My two month old son wants to constantly wants to eat and doesnt sleep well, what could be going on?

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Asked by RyleesMama307 at 8:40 AM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • a growth spurt... my son did and does this, he's 4 months old, babies eat and eat, and then they will grow and then have a sleeping spell. Also, do you ever allow your son to sleep on his tummy? From about 4 weeks old we started putting him to bed on his tummy and from that point on he has slept an average of 10 hours a night... good luck, i wouldnt worry to much, he's probably just going thru that growth spurt of between 6-12 weeks...

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 8:52 AM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Groth spurt. Totally normal. It will pass.

    And please do not put your baby to sleep on his tummy unless your doctor recommends it for medical reasons. There is a clear link between tummy sleeping and an increased incidence of SIDS. It is safest to put your baby to sleep on his back.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 8:58 AM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Is this a new thing, or has this been happening all along? If it's new it's likely a growth spurt. If this is the way she's been from birth she may not be getting enough food. My baby was like that from birth all the way up until 2 months. She wasn't gaining weight very well either (maybe an oz a week at most) so we supplemented my breastfeeding. Suddenly she was a very happy content baby, and she's gaining weight much better now.

    Answer by wulfbourne at 9:12 AM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • We got the green light from our Ped that putting our son on his tummy to sleep was totally fine. Anyone over the age of 14 was put on their tummys its a choice, just as is co-sleeping, formula vs. breastfeeding. Its a choice. He has a fan in his room for air circulation, a new SIDS study said that a fan for air circulation can break up the carbon dioxide expelled from a baby. It's a choice..

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 9:27 AM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • growth spurt

    Answer by heatherama at 10:48 AM on Nov. 25, 2008


    Answer by IMANGELEYEZ at 1:07 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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