Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pearl | 2010-02-02


Pls help

Hey Doc! I refer to you correspondence below. I' ve changed to the Isomil2 for a week, but my almost 10month old still wakes up every 2hours as well as it made him constipated. I Gave him milk of magnesia and that worked well for the constipation. So i' m back on the lactogen2 now. Is it good to change his formula to often. And could it be that it' s only habit for him to wake up, wanting milk? Could i try giving him water when he wakes, so he doesn' t expext milk every time.

He' s also started taking my hand and he' ll bite it whenever i say to him very firmly " NO"  and has tamper tantrums already, but only with me, i think it' s quite cute and funny when he does it, but could it be early signs of aggresive behaviour?

thanking you in advance!

Posted by: Paediatrician | 24/1/2010
It is unusual that your baby is only restless at night and not during the day.It would still be worthwhile trying him on a lactose free diet for at least 3 to 4 days to see if his night restlessness improves.Please let me know how your baby responds to the lactose free diet.

Expert's Reply



It may be partly a habit which causes your baby to wake up so often for feeds. He may be hungry but this does seem unlikely. Perhaps you should just let him continue on Lactogen2 as it does suit hungry babies.
Your baby is playing a game with you when he tries to bite yourr hand but continue to be firm with him and try to teach him not to bite your hand. This will not be easy as it is difficult to discipline a baby of his age.

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