Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Darren | 2010-12-07


Sleep trouble

I have a two week old daughter. This week she''s been struggling to fall asleep. She yawn''s constantly but just doesnt want to fall asleep. Even after a good feed she sometimes dont wana sleep. we''ve tried just setting her in the cot alone, we''ve tried to sing and massage her to sleep but to no effect. she''s also sleeping for only about 2 hours at a time.

Is this just a phase that must pass or are we missing something?


Expert's Reply



It is usual for newborn babies to wake up at approximately 3 hourly intervals. Two hours is definitely too short. Also your little baby should fall asleep immediately after a feed. She seems to be hungry after her feeds and may either not be getting enough milk or the milk is not satisfying her hunger. If she is being formula fed change her to Lactogen1 If she is being breast fed mother and baby should attend your nearest baby clinic.

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Posted by: T | 2010-12-09

Are you winding her properly? My newborn would struggle to go to sleep if he still had a wind that was bothering him. Take your time in the winding process! Good luck!

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