Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pearl | 2010/01/19


Pls help!!

Hi Doc!
To give a bit a background'  i' ve included our previous conservation below, cos i know you deal with a lot of queries.
So, i' ve changed to Lactogen2, he' s been on it since Friday, still the same not sleeping through or even for long periods. I have found that he is much more restless, tosses and turns almost the whole night and slight moaning, but all in his sleep. Only way he calms, is when i put the bottle in his mouth, then just for a bit then is restless again. What could it possibly be that' s bothering him???
Also, i had a slight incident with his cot (which he does not sleep in anymore). A brand new cot i bought, we found about a week ago, a flee in there (we don' t have any pets or in our complex), as well as which seems like bed bugs literally breeding in my poor baby' s cot. We only realised this, cos i found bite marks all across his lower back one morning. We taken the cot out, sprayed and washed it out. But should i be concernced bout the bite, there are no more bite marks, but could it have gone into his skin? (this might seem like a dumb question), but i' m really just looking for answers and want to be sure. Pls help!!
Thanking you in advance!!!!

Hi Doc!
So my 9month old does not sleep well at night. He eats well during the day. He weighs 10.6kg. Porridge in the morning, purity veg and fruit for lunch and purity beef and veggies and fruit for supper. Sometimes he'  ll have a mashed half a banana during the day, or cheese or vienna, with about 2 milk bottles. after supper and his bath at 6h30pm, he gets a bottle at 8pm and on a good night sleeps till about 10/11pm, then there after wakes up almost every hour for a feed, he finishes a bottle during the night. He seems very restless in his sleep. I'  ve taken the blankes off him thinking he gets too hot, but he'  s still restless. I don'  t know what to do anymore, before you said he was eating too little, but he'  s really chubby, he can eat quite a bit. Should i just hang in there. He'  s routine stays the same everyday. pls help, i need sleep...("  ,)

Posted by: Paediatrician | 14/1/2010
Your baby is certainly eating well now.He should not be eating either cheese or viennas at his age.It is possible that his formula is not making him feel full enough,so try him on a formula such as Lactogen2.If this does not help please write to me again.

Expert's Reply



The flea bites could have caused the bites you mention. Another possible cause is the bedbugs. You have dealt with this problem correctly. Apply calamine lotion to the bite marks.
Your son's ongoing restlessness and discomfort is of concern. He seems worse on the Lactogen whch raises the possibility that he has a lactose intolerance problem. Take him off the Lactogen and also off all other dairy products such as yoghurt. Try him on a soya formula such as Isomil2 and see if he improves.

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