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Baby Cries After Every One And Half Hour. And Doesnt

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: Baby cries after every one and half hour. And doesnt sleep well in the night, especially doesnt fall off sleep in the night. 5 month old baby.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need few more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello Nagdeep,
thank you for posting your query here
I understand your concern

For getting a more clear picture, I would like to get few more details:

1. When did this problem started?
2. Problem is only at night, or throughout the day? Does he sleeps comfortably during daytime?
3. Is he otherwise active, playful and feeding well?
4. What about his bowel habits- passing motion daily without any difficulty, or constipated?
5. Any white patches/ulcers inside mouth(palate/cheeks/lips/tongue)?
6. Is he gaining weight as usual? What was his birth weight and present weight?

Kindly get back with details, so that I can guide you better
Regards, Dr Aslam

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (30 hours later)
For getting a more clear picture, I would like to get few more details:

1. When did this problem started?
during her 4th month she used to sleep 3-4 hours in one stretch. From last one week she is not sleeping well.
2. Problem is only at night, or throughout the day? Does he sleeps comfortably during daytime?
- Day time she sleeps 30 mins for 3 to 4 times. Takes a lot of effort to put her to sleep.

3. Is he otherwise active, playful and feeding well?
- She is very active and takes good feed.

4. What about his bowel habits- passing motion daily without any difficulty, or constipated?
- Once per day bowel moment.

5. Any white patches/ulcers inside mouth(palate/cheeks/lips/tongue)?
Nothing like that.

6. Is he gaining weight as usual? What was his birth weight and present weight?
- There is less weight gain from beginning . Birth weight 3.1kg, now its 5.7 kg.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There is noting to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thank you for the details given
Sorry for the delay- Yesterday was a hectic day.

As she is otherwise playful and taking feeds well, there is nothing to worry- this is physiological only.
It is quite common for infants to sleep less at night and remain active. Few things can be done to improve this:

1. Ensure breast feeds 3-4 times overnight. Hunger/empty stomach disturbs sleep.
2. Set room temperature/clothing to baby's comfort.
3. Keep bed room room mosquito/insect free
4. Keep diaper area dry.
5. Avoid noises like XXXXXXX phones/TV/other gadgets in bed room.
6. If complimentary feeding already started- give one feed just before sleep, and avoid caffeinated items.

As far as baby is active and playful, this need not be taken as a disease.

Also, with a birth weight of 3.1 kg, 5.7kg at 5 months is a bit inadequate(we expect around 7kg). Things that can be done to improve weight:

1. increase frequency of feeds
2. If you have already started complimentary feeds- add oil/ghee while preparing to increase calorie density.
3. Avoid giving plain water frequently- instead, give undiluted milk/rice water.
4. If using formula feed- dilution must be correct. Avoid over dilution
5. Finally, it will be a good idea to screen for anemia by doing Hemoglobin estimation.

I hope this answer will help
If you need further clarification, I will be happy to help
Regards, Dr Aslam
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (8 hours later)
Thanks for the details.

We started complimentary feed (Ragi) from last two days (One spoon once per day). what should be the frequency of this.

Is there anything else that can be done to increase weight.

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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can increase the amount and frequency of feeds

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You can give complimentary feeds more frequently. Begin with twice daily and gradually progress to 3-4 times/day. One spoon is too little- you can give one cup/katori per feed, as baby accepts. Let baby decide how much he needs

For weight gain, measures said above will be sufficient. Optionally, you can give a multivitamin supplement for 3 months- Zincovit drops 0.5ml twice daily.

If you need further clarification, I will be happy to help; otherwise you can close the discussion and kindly rate the answer.
Thank you
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Baby Cries After Every One And Half Hour. And Doesnt

Brief Answer: Need few more details Detailed Answer: Hello Nagdeep, thank you for posting your query here I understand your concern For getting a more clear picture, I would like to get few more details: 1. When did this problem started? 2. Problem is only at night, or throughout the day? Does he sleeps comfortably during daytime? 3. Is he otherwise active, playful and feeding well? 4. What about his bowel habits- passing motion daily without any difficulty, or constipated? 5. Any white patches/ulcers inside mouth(palate/cheeks/lips/tongue)? 6. Is he gaining weight as usual? What was his birth weight and present weight? Kindly get back with details, so that I can guide you better Regards, Dr Aslam