Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Honey | 2009-04-13



My 8 week old boy seems to have trouble taking naps during the day. He sleeps an hour in the mornings and then no more than an hour throughout the rest of the day in sessions of about ten minutes each. He doesn' t have colic and have a normal sleeping pattern at night but during th day he really fights the sleep and then when he does doze of it' s not for long. I have read your reply on the lady with the colicky baby but since he doesn' t have colic what would you suggest?

Expert's Reply



There is nothing here to suggest that your baby has colic.The question is why does he sleeps well at night but not during the day? Is he getting enough milk?He could be hungry, but against this is that he is sleeeping well at night. Another possibility is acid reflux,but also against this is that he sleeps well at night.He is too young to be teething now. It would be best to ask your clinic sister to see him and to advise you further.

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