Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: NewDad | 2010/05/25

Q.

Son will not sleep

Hi Doc,
It seems my 5-week old son does not want to be laid on the bed when he is asleep. He wakes up almost immediately. This has been happening more often as he has grown. He is very comfortable sleeping on his mother''s and my chest. Could there be a medical issue here?

Thanks,

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure about what is happening with your baby. It is possible that he is having a reflux problem and this is causing him discomfort.It would be best to ask your paediatrician to see him as his symptoms are very specific and may well be due to reflux.

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