Childhood Diseases

Posted by: suggie | 2011-10-03


Struggling with 4 month old

my 4 month old baby girl had a good sleep routine for about 2 weeks where she would sleep from 18h30 till round 22h00 and then only wake at 3 am and 6 am, but for the last 2 weeks she started waking every 2-3 hours and sometimes not even for feeding! I breastfeed exclusively. I also cant get her to fall asleep on her own. She can only sleep when held and if I put her in her bed too soon she would wake and start crying untill I pick her up She sleeps in a cot next to my bed. What is the cause for her sudden routine change and also how can I get her to sleep on her own?hope you can help!thanx

Expert's Reply



Your baby girl has recently changed her sleep routine.From your description it is possible that she has a reflux problem with her stomach acid causing discomfort when she lies down.She should benefit from being on an acid reducing medicine. Please ask your paediatrician to see her.

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