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My 3-month-old baby is fussy and sleeps only for a few minutes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 3.5 months old and weighs 6 kg. Her sleep lasts only for a few minutes. Overall on average, she sleeps 8 hours a day. She cries a lot, always remains fussy and irritated. She takes formula milk as well as breastfeeds after every one and a half hours. Her demand for mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Chelakalapelli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Discontinue Barbit 30 (Phenobarbital) unless she has seizures. Take care of baby feeds. Empty breastmilk from one breast entirely before going to the other side. Make sure that formula feeds are appropriately diluted. You can give Colicaid (Dill oil, Fennel oil with Sim...  Read Full »

My baby has colic pain and poor sleep. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a girl baby and she is just 38 days old. She is suffering from colic pain. She is having poor sleep in day and night. Not even she slept continuously for one hour. This is the first baby. I and my husband are only taking care of her. She is not ready to sleep in cradle or bed. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. This is your first baby that is why this query. During the first six months, children sleep during the day and stay awake at night. Also, children seek attention during these months. There is no medication for this. You have to hold the child. Common reaso...  Read Full »

Is my 2-month-old baby's post-convulsion behavior normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a first-time mother to a beautiful 2-month-old baby girl. When she was five weeks old, she was diagnosed, or rather, they were considering convulsions. I took her to the local health center because her hand was bending backward and shaking and crying with excess saliva and mucus. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the baby's reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the CT (computerized tomography) scan results indicate normalcy. The convulsion appears to have been triggered by a fever. In...  Read Full »

Why does my 25-month-old daughter have disturbed sleep and loss of appetite?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 25-month-old girl. She has discomfort at sleep for a couple of days. She has lost her appetite. I am checking her symptoms and signs regularly. Her body temperature is normal around 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit but sometimes her hands are hot. She has got all her vaccines. During the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding your child. 1. This behavior is normal. 2. As the child grows, he or she needs more attention. 3. Try to keep her more playful. 4. Try to engage in activities with her daily. 5. Try to give food to her. 6. Restrict giving milk and giv...  Read Full »

My 2-month-old infant is crying continuously and does not have adequate sleep. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby will be 2 months old this month. For the past three days, my wife and I have noticed that our child is not getting enough sleep. My baby is awake from 2 AM till 9 or 10 AM. If we see her shut her eyes, we lay her down. After a few minutes, she is continuously wailing and crying...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sleep disruption and crying after feeding signals that your infant may be suffering from stomach discomfort or gastritis-like disorders. At this age, newborns typically sleep for 12 to 16 hours. So I would advise you to take the infant to a nearby physician and have he...  Read Full »

My baby's head shape is flat, and she likes to sleep on her side. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I need some advice on my baby's head shape. The head is flat, and she likes to sleep on her side. Would you please tell me about this? I have attached few pictures for you to understand better. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. From what I can see here (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) the shape seems fine. Would you please mention the age of your child? Generally, the newborn head shapes are in different forms an...  Read Full »

How to know if your newborn is getting enough breast milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 weeks old and she is sleeping all day. I have to force her to breastfeed and she will drink less and sleep again. She is awake in the night and having a good amount of milk in the night. She makes on average five to six wet clothes. I am worried as she is sleeping 7 to 8 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. 1. I would say that what the other pediatricians have told you is true. This is normal with newborn babies till a few weeks. 2. Yes, they tend to sleep a lot and you need not worry about the sleep. 3. On an average, you have to breast...  Read Full »

My 13-month-old son has a self-soothing mechanism and fidgets with my eyes. How to stop this?

Query: Hi doctor,My son, who is 13 months old, has a very peculiar self-soothing mechanism. It was alright in the beginning, but now it is getting intense day by day as he is not able to sleep without doing that. My question is, will this stop on its own, or should I intervene now itself? If so, how should...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. Fidgeting with your eyes that is too rough may hurt you, and you need to be careful. You should not get any problems or injury to your eyes. One way is you need to stop it abruptly, taking his hands in your hands, and also you ...  Read Full »

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