baby sweating at night and also while breatfeeding, is this normal?

Yi - posted on 07/05/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi mums, I need help on this. My 3 month old boy has been sweating a bit at night lately and I often in the early morning part. It is winter here and his room is around 19 degree. He also sweat while breastfeeding. He is wearing a cotton sleepsuit and warm overall outside. The room would be aroung 19 degree too. Is this normal or would be something wrong with him?


Ishvisahaani - posted on 03/18/2016




It is quite common for the babies to sweat, especially while breastfeeding, as the child is held against the warm skin of the nursing mother.
If your baby shows other symptoms like fast breathing, trouble feeding and poor weight gain or if the sweat is in excess then something it is because of a medical problem. If it is the case then immediately consult the doctor.
You can get more detailed information here Hope this helps you!!

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Jenni - posted on 07/07/2011




It was normal for my daughter. She's a sweaty baby. :)
My son didn't sweat. But my daughter typically sweats and gets a hot head when she's tired. 7pm on cue she gets hot, sweaty hair and starts sucking her thumb, cuddling up to me. Then I know it's time for bed!

I was concerned about it too but all my research turned up that it was normal.

Gwen - posted on 07/07/2011




It sounds normal. Babies are not good at regulating their body temperature. Maybe try the cotton sleepsuit with a t-shirt underneath instead of the warm overall. Especially when breastfeeding, he is probably getting warm because he's up against your body.

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