Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nina | 2008/07/22


No sleep pls help

My son 5months and 3weeks does not sleep well. I went through all the postings and cant get anybody with the same problem. My son will sleep and then he will start moaning. I will pick him up check for winds try his bottle try the breast but nothing. I will moan so load he wakes the hole house. Please I dont know what to do. His been to 3 differant doctors I will tell them but they dont seem to worry. This is so bad I dont sleep any more and its affecting my work. Ive checked that his not cold check his ears tummy everything. I just dont know.

When hy moans its really load it sounds as something is hurting him pls help what else should I check?

Expert's Reply



This problem of moaning during sleep is a well recognised condition occurring in some infants and is known in medical terms as catathrenia.The cause is unknown. It does tend to disturb sleep in infants. It is important to exclude a condition called sleep apnoea so it is essential to have your baby assessed by a paediatric pulmonologist.

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