Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2011-02-21


Tired mom

I am absolutely exhausted. My 6month old does not sleep through and on a bad night is awake every 30 - 60 minutes. He is teething and often rubs his face in the matress and bangs his arm on the matress too. Keeps pulling and hitting at his ear. I have tried everything for the teething, even 5ml of stopain at night.
He doesnt want to take a bottle at all and is breast fed. Is there a way to get him to take a bottle (just for sometimes at night) so that my husband can feed him (i was quite shocked when he offered)? He wont take formula. I cant pump out milk as i am still feeding more on demand. If i want to express i have to take a full day feeding from only the one breast so that i can pump out the other when it gets full.
I am absolutely exhausted and cannot carry on like this. I am a zombie during the day! Please help me to either get him to sleep better or to take a bottle.
Thank you

Expert's Reply



You must deal with your baby's painful teething problem. Apply Pansoral gel to his gums especially his lower gums at least twice daily and give him Calpol or Panado syrup for pain at night-not Stopayne which contains codeine. I will leave your other question to our regular forum memebrs to offer you some advice, otherwise please write in to our Breastfeeding Forum on Health24.

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Posted by: sam | 2011-02-23

I found that prodol is best for sore gums. When it was really bad I gave my baby Allergex - minimum dose - to help with itching and irritation at night.

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Posted by: R | 2011-02-22

He may have ear infection, therefore pulling his ear, good idea to take him to a paed.
Bonjela also works well for teething.
You will have to train him by trial and error with the bottle.
All the best, hope he feels better soon, and you.
Sure the Paed expert will help with better advice.

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