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Crying at regular intervals during night leading to improper sleep - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
User :   Hello Doctor,
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   My daughter is 3 years old, in night she gets up crying frequently in evry 1 hour..what should be the problem
Doctor :   since when she does this?
Doctor :   is she having constiapation?
User :   from last one week..
User :   i dont know whether she's got costipation, but ya yest night she ate wafers and Potato Vada
Doctor :   did you introduce any new feeds?
Doctor :   check her abdomen for fullness
User :   i avoid gvg her oily stuffff as she wsa prone to bad cough..after starting homeopathic treatment now it is somewhat cured...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she ok during the morning?
Doctor :   does she play well?
User :   ya she plays well..
Doctor :   ok
User :   today morning she was very cranky to go to schooll and not in a mood t go
User :   coz she didn't has proper sleep yest night
Doctor :   was it there only yesterday night?
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anyway did she took breakfast properly?
User :   she doesnt take breakfast, as she leaves at 8:00 am to school...she has her tiffin at 10:30 am
User :   she only has one badam in the morning
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she compalining of pain in the abdomen areas
User :   doc she keeps on complaning abt her legs are paining...
User : i gv her massage on he rlegs every night
Doctor :   is it after a long play
Doctor :   usually in the evening
User :   no she plays only at home
Doctor :   some children with calcium deficiency will have it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she taking milk?
Doctor :   Crying is the way that babies try to communicate that they need something
Doctor :   babies cry when they are hungry and some babies may feel hungry more often than others and at odd times of the day.
User :   so what should i gv her
Doctor :   you may feed her with her favorite foods then and see
Doctor :   if it is because of hunger
User :   ok
Doctor :   is she taking milk?
User :   forcefully
User :   with bournvita
Doctor :   Is she having running nose?
Doctor :   ok dont do it forcefully
Doctor :   you may feed her as per her likings more
Doctor :   good and healthy foods of her choice
Doctor :   to win her trust and support
Doctor :   did she have any history of indigestion?
Doctor :   colic and reflux do can cause excessive cry
Doctor :   is she having fever ?
User :   doc, i keep on shouting at her in night, when she gets up, sometimes i hit her too..
User :   no she doesn;t have fever
Doctor :   i told you ,dont force anything
User :   i get very angry on her and keeps on beating her, if she gets up in night
Doctor :   you can have caring and understanding approach
Doctor :   by just TALKING to her
User :   ok
Doctor :   and understanding her preferences
Doctor :   as their temper tantrums will be high in this age group
User :   doctor my son is younger to ger, he is one year old, if she gets up, even he gets up and so i feel frustated
Doctor :   ok,i understand
Doctor :   the commonest cause of excessive crying is usually related to food and some times to sleep disorders
Doctor :   you may meet an paediatrician and also a good family counsellor
Doctor :   dont you have any domestic help at home?
User :   i do have domestic help..but not full time...
User :   she is from morning 11 to 9:00 pm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since you have two young babies
User :   dr. but i will control myself and not beat her henceforth...
Doctor :   you do need a lot of domestic help
Doctor :   to concentrate on babies
Doctor :   yes you need to sit and understand her
Doctor :   the problem is that in some families
Doctor :   the coming of second child
Doctor :   creates some frustartion
Doctor :   in first child
Doctor :   as she see the second as grabbing her love from all
User :   doctor but i gv more time to my elder younger one is happy go lucky keep on playing himself..
Doctor :   so you have to consider that too
Doctor :   i am not sure what is happening with you
User :   most of the time i am wid my elder one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   talk to elder one alot
User :   ok doctor..
Doctor :   keep her engaged with you
Doctor :   and things can change
Doctor :   once you win her trust more
Doctor :   i feel so
Doctor :   she can show rebellion by excessive cry etc
Doctor :   which shows that either she is physically ill
User :   ok doctor
User :   i will do so...thanks for your advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting...
Doctor :   Do get back to us anytime for help
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW...
User :   bye
Doctor :   Take care...
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