Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Didi | 2010-09-13



My baby she is months old my concern is that she is not sleeping well, she sleeps for few minutes and wakes up.She used to sleep maybe hours during the night and now is just too little and it stresses me as i have to wake up and go to work. Should i be concerned about this or is there any medication i can use.

Desperate please help

Expert's Reply



You do not actually mention how old your baby is. The most likely cause for her sleeping problem is either a blocked nose or acid reflux from her stomach. If she has a blocked nose use a saline nose drops to clear her nose. If her nose is open then reflux is very likely to be the cause. Give her Gaviscon liquid 2.5ml at night and see if she settles on this. If she wakes up again during the night give her another 2.5ml of Gaviscon after her feed.

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