Posted by: Nats | 2008/07/24


Crying in her sleep

Good day. MY LG is 9 months and have been sleeping through since 7 weeks. Since 8 months she started to cry at night while sleeping. She is not awake and only calms down when you put her dummy in. There are some nights that we get up 8-12 times. I first thought that it was teething but there are no red or swollen gums. Then I thought that it might be the reflux. She was diagnosed with reflux at 6 weeks and are using Losec for it.
She have no fever, are eating well( 3 meals a day). I' m still breast feeding and its going well. Stools are normal.
What can it be?
What must I do?
Someone suggested that I do controlled crying but I can" t get ot over my heart to let her cry.

Expert's Reply



There is no need to use controlled crying here as your baby slept through until recently.There must be something wrong with her now as she is waking up many times each night. The most likely cause in her case is her reflux problem which is still resulting in stomach acid irritating her oesophagus and causing her pain. Please ask your paediatrician to see her again and to review her reflux treatment.

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Posted by: Wes-lee | 2009/03/20

My klein kind is 1 jaar oud het geen eetlus vir 6 weke,van die een dokter na n ander, sy koors,oorpyn,keel is rooi,gooi op en maag werk. Hy kry tande ook, 5 tande is al daar. Ek sukkel om die koors te breek. Wat kan ek doen

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