Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nats | 2011/12/06


Help please. Baby not sleeping

Hi Doc. Please help me. MY little girl is 1 and had Rubella 2 weeks ago. She is beter now and her appetite have also returned. We have another problem. She moans and cries througout the night. She is also very restless. I get up about 6-7 times a night for her. She was born with a c section. she had reflux and was on Losec till 9 months. She was also a colic baby. She was breastfed till 12 months and are currently on Nido for the last 2 weeks. The sleep problem started before the change in milk so it is not the Nido. She used to sleep well and slept through from 8 weeks.She eats well. I had some losec left and started to give it again as I thought it might be that she is uncomfortable. It had little effect. She is not feverish. Doesn''t look like she is teething. PLease help me as I had not had a good nights sleep in a very long time. Thank you

Expert's Reply



You have given an excellent description of your baby's sleep problems. The most likely cause is a return of her reflux problem,despite the fact that she did not seem to respond well to trying the Losec again.You can give her a cheaper form of Losec such as Adco-Omeprazole or Omez capsules, one 10mg capsule once daily. You can simply open the capsule and sprinkle the contents onto a teaspoon of applesauce.Make sure that her nose is clear at night. It would be a good idea to use a drop of Salex in each of her nostrils before bedtime.

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