Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2012/03/23


3 month old

Hi Doc,
Thanks millions for your prompt and helpful responses.
My 3 month old has settled nicely with his feeds and is increasing his intake now.
However, since this has now been resolved, I am finding other issues.
Baby is now 3 months and 3 weeks old. He sleeps a lot better now during the day, than before, however I find, in the evenings, he seems to have a burst of energy and will scream and chat away until he is exhausted, then he will cry, and nothing we do seems to calm him. this will go on for more than 30 minutes at times, and can seem forever with a crying baby. But eventually he will sleep.
Is it possible he''s a hyper baby, as he generally seems to be very energetic? Or should I look for other problems that may be causing him discomfort?
He does have these episodes during the day as well, and seems to be everyday now. I cannot see that he has stomach cramps or anything.
He does seem to drool a lot - could he be teething so early?
I must mention he does seems a bit constipated since putting him on isomil, and has a bowel movement every second day. On Sunday morning, being the 4 th day on Isomil, we gave him Lacson as he had not had a movement since the Friday. I have not given him Lacson again, and just wait for him to go on his own, as I''m not certain how often I can give this to him.
Our older child was a very passive and content baby, and hardly every cried, so this is a whole new experience.
Many thanks - R

Expert's Reply



Your baby could well be starting to teethe already.Isomil can cause constipation in some babies. Having a bowel movement every second day is still normal in babies provided that your baby's stools are not hard but are of normal consistency.It would be best try to avoid giving your baby any regular laxative even a safe stool softener such as Lacson.If he needs the Lacson occasionally that is alright.Your baby is not "hyper", but seems to be a bright chatty liitle baby boy who enjoys all the attention.

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