Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Annelie | 2011-08-22


8 month old sleeping bad

Hi doc,
My son is almost 8 months now and sleeps very bad through the night.
I stopped breastfeeding after 3 months as I went back to work. When we switched over to formula, he slept through on several occasions, but from about 5 months on its been quite bad. I took him to a feeding expert at 6 months, and his weight and length was much bigger than a 6 month old, so he wasn''''t getting enough nutrition. He gets 3 meals a day - breakfast (purity porridge), lunch(veggies with some meat) and dinner (veggies with some meat). He gets tea and fruit in between meals.He gets a bottle of milk about 45 mins after each meal. He suffers from reflux so I use nestargel with his milk. He has no teeth yet, and not sure if they''''re going to start coming out soon.
Since last week, its not the usual moaning for a dummy anymore, he just cries and won''''t go back to sleep easily. Waking between 3 - 5 times a night. I am a zombie as I work full-time, and not getting enough rest at night. Please help - any advise to get my boy to start sleeping better, even sleeping through the night if possible.
(Sorry for the long post)

Expert's Reply



It is almost certain that your baby's sleeping problem is due to his reflux. He should be seen by a paediatrician so tha he can be started on more effective treatment for refux.You should stop the Nestargel when he is on the new treatment.

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