Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Celeste | 2009/07/03

Q.

Restless baby

My baby is 8 months and for the past 3 weeks he is not sleeping through the night, he wants to sleep on my arm with the other around him. I leave home at 6 in the morn and return at 6 in the eve, I still breastfeed at night.

Please help, what can I do, I haven' t had a decent sleep!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As your baby has been restless for only 3 weeks there must be something relatively new which is worrying him now.He may simply be hungry.Is he eating enough before bedtime? Another possibility is that he may be teething. If he has had a fever recently he may have an ear infection or something else which is causing his behaviour to change like this.

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