Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Baby was unresponsive. Woke up later. Why does she involve a long time waking up?

I m a mother of a 6week old baby..she has a pretty normal sleeping pattern but my concern is that she is a very heavy sleeper...A few days ago my mother was babysitting and she called me that the baby wasn t being responsive. When I got there she handed her to me I felt she was breathing and alert just not awake...I tried to wake her but nothing. In the ambulance she was pricked on her foot cried but didn t wake up...when we arrived at the hospital she finally woke up hungry and upset cuz she wanted to eat. It s happened a couple times since that incident that I panic try to wake her and it takes a lot of moving her and poking to wake her!! My question is why is she such a heavy sleeper and is this normal??
Asked On : Mon, 7 May 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  52
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Some times few babies are heavy sleepers. But it does not require more than a few strokes on the soles to wake them up. If a baby is not waking up normally definitely the baby requires further examination and investigations by your doctor

Does your baby always have problem waking up? Was a blood sugar done on your baby?

Any other investigations were done like a EEG, Serum calcium etc.

Please reply so that i can answer you better

take care
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor