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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Sleep Deprived | 2008/01/14

Q.

Baby fights sleep

Good day! I am on the brink of becoming insane due to lack of sleep and I am hoping you can help me. My baby boy is 6 months 3 weeks old and is giving me total uphill when I try to get him to sleep. He fights sleep in the day, and at night he wakes up every hour and cries cos his dummy is not in his mouth. So I have to get up and pop it in, then he sleeps again. Is this normal? He had problems before where he would not sleep unless the bottle is in his mouth, but I let him “cry it out” which only took 30min and he was over it. But as the weeks progressed he would wake up often and the minute he took a suck on the bottle, he would pass out. So, I introduced the dummy, and now I am sitting with the same problem. When he sleeps (day and night) he has soothing music and I ensure he is comfortable, but he still fights sleep. At night he has had the same routine for the last couple of months, but now in the last month he fights sleep. I read up and I saw “rescue drops” and “cesranol” was recommended. I tried this a few nights without any results. I am exhausted! Is this normal? I thought he was supposed to sleep through by now? What can I do to make him fall asleep easier? And will he outgrow the comfort need to have the dummy in his mouth when he sleeps? I tried again to let him “cry it out” but he just got hysterical and I cant put him through it – breaks my heart. It was not as easy as last time Please help! I don’t know what to do anymore. Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is obviously not normal and it seems to me that your baby son is hungry. I presume that he is taking solids now but in addition he needs a formula for the hungry baby. Your options are Lactogen 2 or even better the new Novalac SD formula [note it must be the SD form of Novalac]

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Posted by: sc | 2008/08/25

1 yr baby boy who does not sleep for more than 3 hours at night. He' s very restless while he is sleeping and always moving around.

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