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Hi mamas,

I noticed lately that whenever my son nurses, his head literally gets wet from how much it sweats. It soaks the sheet beneath him. Granted, it is hot as heck outside, but this is happening in an air-conditioned room. Does anyone's LO sweat from the scalp while nursing?

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Is it every nursing? Or when nursing to sleep? (Not that it really matters, I guess.)

DS would sweat like a racehorse as he was falling asleep. He still does this a lot of the time, at 4.5 yrs old and having weaned a year ago.

DD sweats every time she nurses, no matter what the temperature.

I half figure it is normal and half figure my kids are freaks.

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My son is 2 and his head still sweats like crazy when he's nursing or sleeping.

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Yes. I think all of my babies have done this.
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I've had 4 kids and they all got that sweaty every nursing- or most. My last DS is sweaty from head to toe some times.

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Mine does it every time he's going to sleep, and any time he's playing, etc. etc. He's a sweaty kid.

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Yeah, mine gets sweaty head when nursing to sleep, but it's the only time. I used to think he was just too hot and take his sleeper off, but then he'd get too cold (A/C on), so I'd end up putting it back on. I guess it's common!

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Babies have big head and a lot of heat dissipates from the head. This is why you want hats on your newborns to help minimize heat loss. When babies are hot from exertion (like sucking on boob), the head gets hot to help them cool off. My DD's head gets hot wih nursing, too. But the thing I don't understand is why the head gets hot when DD falls asleep (not from nursing) when she is nice and relaxed. I've also noticed DD's hands and feet get warm when she gets sleepy. Maybe something to do with circulation being relaxed?

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another head-sweat baby here too. In fact, that's one way I can tell that she's going to go down for a longer sleep. Short sleeps, there's no sweat.
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My oldest was like that and still is a sweaty kid. Sweat would literly bead on his head. My mother said I did the same thing. DS4 is not quite as bad but does some.

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Hmmmmm....I guess babies are just little sweat factories. How mysterious indeed...It makes me feel lots better that mine is not the only one. And yes, it is mostly when nursing to sleep. It was just freaking me out because I never noticed it before. But the large head area explanation by the Phd PP makes a ton of sense. Thanks everyone!

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DD was a very sweaty baby. She'd sweat from her head when nursing or sleeping... and she had the sweatiest little hands and feet, too! We had to get rid of every piece of clothing containing fleece (yes, even in the winter) because she'd start sweating every time!

Now, at 2 YO she still sweats a lot in bed. I think some kids are just sweaty.

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ya, my kiddo's a sweater too. He goes to bed in a dipe and tshirt, that's it. Anything more than that and the sheets get soaked, and I don't like laying in the damp spots, which always seems to happen somehow!

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My DD is almost always super sweaty when she's done eating. I'll have to pay attention to see if it's different at different times of day. BFing must be hard work for them!
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