Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Arista Hannaway | 2009-09-22


Baby not wanting to drink or sleep (5 months old)

My baby stopped drinking at 10 weeks, she will maybe drink 2 bottles of 120ml at night, some days she will not take in a drop? I took her to my peadiatrician he said she is happy and healthy but I am still concerned. On his recomendation I started giving her solids, she loves her food but still wont drink anything not tea or water or even juice? I have tried every formula. She is now 5 months old she eats well but my biggest problem is that she does not sleep I get up for her about 8 times at night.
Its very exhausting!

Please help.

Expert's Reply



You get up 5 times at night because your baby is hungry. She is not taking nearly enough fluid per day.Do not give her tea or water or fruit juice as she needs milk at this stage of her life.Have you tried her on NAN Pelargon which may suit her taste now?It would be worthwhile seeing a nursing sister with experience in feeding babies as you have a very unusual problem.

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