Posted by: Mummy | 2004/11/25


Please help I don't know what to do

My daughter is five and half months. She doesn't sleep at night, she just cries. In the day, she does the same. I feed her cereal, pumpkin, purity and yoghurt and her milk. I don't know what is the cause. I don't sleep cos she wakes up every hour crying and sometimes she doesn't want to drink her bottle. Her nose seems to also irritate her. I feel as though something is not right in her nose. Ive done everything to try and find out why but I can't seem to find it. Please try to help/

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We do not always know why children cry. What is most important is that they are not feverish and that they eat and grow well. If your concern persists it would be best to have your child evaluated, also to put your mind at rest.

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Posted by: Mummy | 2004/11/30

My baby seems to be fine these past few days. From Sunday night, she has slept well and she is eating. She is still pressing but her stools are fine. I have also increased her intake of water. I didn't take her to the paed cos she seemed to be fine. I will watch out for any abnormal behaviour and take her to the paed. She is her happy self again. I think it was also the fact that she went to her grandparents for the week in Mafikeng and it is extremely hot. So, I think it was change of weather and she was paying me back for letting her go. I will monitor her. Thank you for your reply's it alwayd helps to have people to talk too.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2004/11/29

Get her to your paed asap, he is a specialist and he will give you good solid advice. Maybe your little one is colic?
But it's no use listening to everyone elses "maybe's" or "could be's" if you are worried about your tot, see the right person.
All the best and I'm sure you will keep us posted.

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Posted by: Mom | 2004/11/26

She could be suffering from heartburn, my daughter screamed for the first three months of her life, you get Gaviscon for babies that you add to their milk, I don't know I have a baby anymore.
Go to a Paed, your Doc is obviously not interested in helping your baby...

Good Luck.

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Posted by: Mummy | 2004/11/26

Ive taken her to the doc and he says she is fine. He thinks she just needs some attention and he thinks its teething. I give her all the attention I can give. Ive tried everything. She has a rash on her body and he also says that is nothing. Just gave me cream to apply. He says she's a normal healthy baby. He says that she will teeth for the next few months, so I must be use to this. I just think its not normal for a baby to go on like this cos everything I try doesn't help

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Posted by: Norma | 2004/11/26


If she cries, there must be something wrong, I think you should see your doc...... it could be something that really hurts her.... and you would not make if you don't get any sleep...

Good luck

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Posted by: Gerrie | 2004/11/25

When you say her nose is irretating her, can she breath properly? Maybe you should use one of those sucktion nozzels to suck out what ever is in her nose, maybe then she will breath properly?
Also, try to give her some buscopan and see what happens.
Good luck, we've all been there!

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/25

She might be crying form indigestion.

Remember that at this age, babies still need to be fed milk at night.

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Posted by: WS | 2004/11/25

Hi there

Perhaps you should take her to your Paed. She could possibly have an ear infection, which can make them miserable night and day.

Good luck!

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