Q. Is it normal for a 7-month-old infant to sweat a lot while feeding?

Answered by
Dr. Sajeev Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 25, 2022

Hello doctor,

My 7-month-old daughter sweats a lot when nursing or sleeping with her head on my chest. Is this normal? Also, is a heart rate of 90 - 97 beats per minute normal for her when sleeping? I worry so much about her, and I just need a second opinion.



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Your description is grossly inadequate to arrive at a clear diagnosis. The birth history, developmental history, etc., are needed. I took two days to conclude, trying to understand the question.

The standard heart rate in a 2-year-old is 80 to 130 per minute. So then the head of the baby sweats a lot as the mechanism of heat exchange in our body occurs through the head in children as the maximal surface area is on the scalp in children.


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