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Doctor insights on: My 4 Month Baby Is Really Tired But Wont Sleep

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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more

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Four days ago I do unprotected sex with sexworker now iam suffering from low BP and tiredness, no sleep. is HIV infected to me...

Four days ago I do unprotected sex with sexworker now iam suffering from low BP and tiredness, no sleep. is HIV infected to me...

Too Early: Too Early to know if you have contracted HIV. However, other sexually transmitted infections like Herpes can make you feel tired and body ache and fatigue also before you see sores in your penile area. The best is to prevent. DO not go to Sex workers. Help them to get out of this profession. Hope you used a condom. Good luck . It is never too late to change. ...Read more

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Usually I can rock 4 month baby to sleep, but now he is very fussy, won't take the pacifier and only falls asleep on my nipple? Why? And what to do?!

Usually I can rock 4 month baby to sleep, but now he is very fussy, won't take the pacifier and only falls asleep on my nipple? Why? And what to do?!

Possible teething: At that age, it's possible he is starting to teeth, and is using your nipple to soothe his aching gums. You don't want to get into a routine of him using you to soothe himself at bedtime - it's a difficult habit to break. Try massaging his gums, use a cool teething ring, or try a dose of ibuprofen if he;s really fussy. Likely this will pass with the eruption of some teeth!! ...Read more

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How long do two to four month old babies sleep?

How long do two to four month old babies sleep?

6-8 hours: A four month old baby can sleep from 10 pm to 6 am. Up until four months a baby will usually be up once between 10 pm and 6 am. If a baby is not sleeping through the night by 4 months then i discuss with parents how to achieve that. A baby sleeping in your room or in your bed may not easily sleep all night. ...Read more

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What is the typical sleep habits for twenty-four month old babies?

What is the typical sleep habits for twenty-four month old babies?

Baby aleep: They will still require a daytime nap, about one hour or so. They will also still sleep about 10-12 hours at night. Not much different than 1year olds but they definitely should be sleeping through the night on their own and in their own bed. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby turns on her side to sleep. Is it safe ? N is that normal?

My 4 month baby turns on her side to sleep. Is it safe ? N is that normal?

It's OK: Once a baby is able to turn themselves to one side or other in their sleep, it is considered safe to leave them in that position. It is normal, although I'd say she is a bit ahead of the norm in being able to do this. ...Read more

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When is a good time to put a 4 month baby down for sleep for bedtime?

When is a good time to put a 4 month baby down for sleep for bedtime?

Bedtime: It kind of depends on your schedule, but as a general rule of thumb I encourage parents to set up a good nighttime routine and make the goal bedtime around 8pm. ...Read more

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Last night my baby slept for 11 hrs. What's a normal stretch for a 4 month old to sleep at night? Should I wake him up after so long?

Last night my baby slept for 11 hrs. What's a normal stretch for a 4 month old to sleep at night? Should I wake him up after so long?

It's fine: At 4 months old I wouldn't wake the baby for any reason. When he is hungry, he'll wake up and let you know! Be sure to sleep him on his back with no fluffy stuff in the crib. ...Read more

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How many hours does 4 month old baby sleep?

How many hours does 4 month old baby sleep?

Average = 14 hours/: 24 hrs., 8 hours straight through the night + 2-3 daily naps. Self-regulation & sleep consolidation ^ most between1-4 mos. At a consistent bedtime, feed, wipe out baby's mouth with a soft cloth, read & cuddle. When baby is drowsy, but awake, put her to bed in her own room to learn to self-calm to sleep without bottle or pacifier before 5 mos. to prevent bedtime behavioral problems at 6 mos. & >. ...Read more

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I have a9 months old baby i barely sleep at night . I feel very tired throughout my day my energy levels are very low what can I do to feel better ?

I have a9 months old baby i barely sleep at night . I feel very tired throughout my day  my energy levels are very low what can I do to feel better ?

Nap when baby naps: Sleep deprivation can cause significant fatigue & stress. I presume you are not sleeping because the baby wakes you up. Are you nursing? Having your baby in your bed or right next to you at nite can allow you to nurse at nite with minimal disruption. When your baby takes a nap during the day take that opportunity to nap as well if possible. Your baby will sleep better soon. See comment:. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

My 4 month old baby boy is very irritated, day and night. During night sleep he suddenly wakes up crying. Please help. Thank you.

Gut issues: Discuss this with your pediatrician. Things that cone to mind are #1 diet...If you are breastfeeding are you drinking milk or eating dairy (it is very irritating to the guts of infants). If you are formula feeding maybe he has a problem with it. Maybe he has reflux that wakes him at night. You will feel better if you are seen. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a almost 4 month old baby to sleep 6-9 hours straight? My Breastfed daughter started sleeping more lately and I thought they had to eat more frequently.

Is it normal for a almost 4 month old baby to sleep 6-9 hours straight? My Breastfed daughter started sleeping more lately and I thought they had to eat more frequently.

Feel lucky: By three months many have a more mature sleep pattern.They usually do not go 9 hrs without a brief stirring but they may not awaken to eat if they consume enough during the day to meet their needs. Some parents see this happen within the first month if they don't feed as part of the sleep ritual.A kid who learns to go down without a full stomach doesn't scream for a feed to resettle in the night ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby is crying more than usual, no fever, not sleeping as much and either refusing or wanting to nurse all the time. What is going on?

My 4 month old baby is crying more than usual, no fever, not sleeping as much and either refusing or wanting to nurse all the time. What is going on?

Baby: please take the child to the doctor: he/she could have urinary tract infection which makes babies very irritable but usually has fever. If teething ? try camillia swabs, but the baby should be checked for ear infection etc ...Read more

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4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated with belly sleeping, I don't put them down on their belly for the first year. Yes they can turn their head, and we belly slept babies up until 1992 when the back to sleep movement began. Since then we have seen a 40% decline in SIDS ...Read more

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Wet cough that's been lingering in almost 4 month baby for weeks. Previously had RSV(hospitalized). Lethargic, fussy, and excessive sleeping. Concern?

Wet cough that's been lingering in almost 4 month baby for weeks. Previously had RSV(hospitalized). Lethargic, fussy, and excessive sleeping. Concern?

Needs Evaluation: With the babies persistent cough, previous need for hospitalization, and new onset symptoms of lethargy I would definitely see your pediatrician as soon as possible for a full workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

Nightmare: Like to know how often this happens. Babies do get nightmares. If it happens often, it may be a good idea to video it and let the pediatrician see it. ...Read more