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What causes my 2-month-old baby's weight, behavior, and sleep issues?

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Published At January 18, 2024
Reviewed AtFebruary 2, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a first-time mother to a beautiful 2-month-old baby girl. When she was five weeks old, she was diagnosed, or rather, they were considering convulsions. I took her to the local health center because her hand was bending backward and shaking and crying with excess saliva and mucus. She spent one night in the hospital and was prescribed Phenobarbital upon discharge. However, she is no longer taking Phenobarbital. She sleeps little during the day, is underweight, and smiles frequently. During her sleep, she seems restless, constantly turning her head and rubbing her face and nose. Is this behavior normal? Please help.

Thank you in advance.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

I have reviewed the baby's reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the CT (computerized tomography) scan results indicate normalcy. The convulsion appears to have been triggered by a fever. In the future, if your baby has a fever, please seek prompt medical attention. Your baby is healthy, and there is no need to worry. Newborns often have irregular sleep patterns with shorter daytime naps. As they grow, their sleep usually becomes more regular. However, individual variations exist, so consult your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your baby's sleep. Monitoring your baby's weight is important. Regular check-ups with your healthcare provider can help ensure her weight gain aligns with her age and provide guidance as needed. Smiling is a positive sign of healthy infant development, typically emerging at 6 to 12 weeks. Consult your healthcare provider to track her overall development. Restlessness during sleep is common as babies often have active sleep phases with movements and facial expressions. If you are concerned about sleep behavior or other symptoms, consult your healthcare provider to rule out underlying issues.

Remember, your healthcare provider is your best resource for addressing specific concerns and providing tailored guidance for your baby's well-being.

Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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