Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DESPERATE MUM | 2009/10/14

Q.

NO SLEEP

HI DOC, MY 22MNTH BOY DOES NOT SLEEP DURING THE DAY,ONLY MAYBE ABOUT 45MIN &  AT NIGHT HE WAKES UP EVERY HR CRYING IN HIS SLEEP.HE WANTS HIS FEEDS AT LEAST TWICE AT NIGHT -WHY??IS HE NOT SUPPOSED TO SLEEP THRU??HIS LAST FEED IS AT 6.30{PORRIDGE &  MILK}.HE FEEDS EVERY 4HRS DURING THE DAY.ALSO IS LACTOSE INTOLERANT AO HE DRINKS LACTOSE FREE FRESH MILK.WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??PLEASE HELP.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

One possible reason may be that your son is hungry for some reason, possibly because he is not getting enough calories on the special milk.he may be better on a soya milk.Do not be concerned about him not sleeping during the day all that much,but he should be sleeping better at night.Another possibility is that he may be having acid reflux when lying down. Give him Gaviscon Liquid 2.5ml at night and see if it relieves him so that he can sleep better.

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Posted by: Tasja | 2009/10/16

I give my 22 mnt little girl and boy of 4,something to drink everytime i drink something,and thats about every 2-3 hours,whether its tea or water or cooldrink!And i dont think that your baby should drink just milk,give him rooibos tea or something.And he should eat a lot more than just porridge for his evening meal.My kids eat the same as me and my hubby,just a bit less we eat breakfast,cereal and snacks like fruit and then n middaymeal and than snacks again,maybe yogurt and than they eat a cooked meal or something like macaroni and cheese at about 17h30!.And they dont ask for nightfeeds,since long ago.So,i agree maybe with the Prof,i think he is hungry!

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Posted by: Annetjie | 2009/10/15

How can I identify this condition in toddlers/small children
Can it be inherited?

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