Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Linsey | 2010/04/22

Q.

Sleeping

My once used to be great sleeper now never sleeps more than 2 hours at a time..... His day time naps are something of the past and at night he is up between 4 and 6 times a night. I am exhausted and he is miserable ALL the time!!!!! I don''t know what to do anymore.....
He is 12 1/2 months old now. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Something is worrying your son and making it impossible for him to sleep soundly. The most likely cause is that he is teething. Another possibility is that he is refluxing up some stomach acid which is causing pain and discomfort. Give him Gaviscon liquid 2.5ml after his morning afternoon and night bottle feeds and see if this helps him to settle down.

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