My 11 week old sleeps a lot and seems lethargic too

Darleen - posted on 09/29/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 11 week old baby boy has been going to sleep from 10pm-8am for a few days now. When he wakes up at 8am he eats (I'm breastfeeding) and then goes back to sleep for another 3 hours. He takes short 15-30 naps in between on good days or sometimes none at all, staying awake some afternoons for as long as 6 hours. But eventually naps again before his last feed at 9pm.
Today, he had his same pattern with mini naps in between but he had also thrown up everything before the afternoon. And I mean everything, it seemed like 2 meals at least. He napped from 5pm-8pm, was feeling lethargic and went straight back to sleep. What could be the cause for this lethargic feeling? And is his sleeping patterns normal? Could it be a growth spurt? Maybe I'm taking him out and about too much (I'm an active mom).

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Brittany - posted on 09/30/2013

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I am a firm believer that if you think something may be off get a doctor appt. better to be safe. He may have a cold or be coming down with a cold. I don't think it would be from going out.

Alison - posted on 10/01/2013

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It's not from taking him out and about too much. Babies can sleep through anything. His sleep patterns seem okay to me since he's making up the afternoon awake time at night, but I would still take him to a doctor because of the throwing up. He may need some reflux medication or be dehydrated from throwing up etc.

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Darleen - posted on 10/01/2013

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Thank you for reassuring me. He's gotten back to his normal self again. He just changes so much. I guess it's normal to be concerned. Thanks again for the feedback

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