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When Will My Baby Be Able To Sleep All Night Without A Feeding
My 2 month old is fussy and has a lot of phlegm he has been able to sleep he has been coughing too can I give him some infant tylenol (acetaminophen) ?
Not advised: Your baby may have an upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection. I would advise, baby nasal saline and gently removing the nasal mucus and checking the temperature. If there is a temperature of 100.4 or more, please see your physician. T If there is wheezing or a hacking cough, vomiting or any respiratory distress, please seek medical care from you pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't been able to sleep since i was a baby so it isn't my routine but I am lucky to get 5 hours sleep a night. What could be stopping me sleep?
Insomnia Problems: Many factors can contribute to insomnia; here are a few: low progesterone, low blood sugar causing release of adrenaline, low levels of melatonin, excessive neuroexititoxic items (like aspartame, nitrates, nitrites, msg, fried foods) in your diet.Stimulants (like coffee) too much light exposure late in the day. Not enough natural light exposure early in the day. Lack of darkness at night. ...Read more
3 mon old temp between 37.4-37.8 since two days..she has snuffles and cos of that she is not able to sleep properly.feeding is also difficult.serious?
Nasal saline...: It sounds like your little one has a cold. Nasal saline drops (and occasional suctioning of secretions if they are making it difficult to feed/sleep) can help her feel better. Try a humidifier in the room where she is sleeping. If she develops fever (38) or seems to be in pain, see her pediatrician. Seek medical care immediately if she has any increased work of breathing or flaring of nostrils. ...Read more
Baby started getting a sore throat and was not able to sleep through the night. How do I make it go away?
Call pediatrician: Call your pediatrician. You child should be examined instead of seeking advice over the internet. ...Read more
? colic: This may be a form of colic versus food intolerance. Both can involve lots of gas and discomfort. If your baby is breast fed, then i would remove all dairy form your diet for a trial of a week. If taking formula, would try one that may be gentler. Also in the US, we are using probiotiics for upset tummies in babies. See if you can find Gerber colic drops, or the equivalent. Hope this helps ...Read more
Are night wakings in infants other than those for feedings common and should the infant be helped to fall back asleep or left to 'cry it out'?
Look x sleep hygiene: Avoid stimulants: caffeine, chocolate, exercise before going to bed, no tv. Eat foods rich in tryptophane. Exercise but not for two hours before bedtime. Try natural or otc remedies: tilo tea, sleepy time tea, melatonin, valerian root, warm milk, hot shower . Sleep hygiene: dark room, silent room, good room temperature, soft classic or boring music, read . Otherwise...Sleeping pills temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm very often unable to sleep from 2 to 5am. Usually go to bed at 10pm. I'm a stay at home mom. Only able to sleep all night long on weekends. help?
This sleep: pattern suggests you CAN sleep normally, just not during certain days. What's different during those days? My first guess is daily responsibilities and general stress, which you might check out with family/friends, or even a counselor. Do you change anything else? Diet? Exercise? Social patterns? Drugs/alcohol? These are just starting points... ...Read more
Been having throbbing in my left foot every 20 seconds then stop for 20 seconds and starts again. Haven't been able to sleep all night?
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