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What causes excessive crying in infants? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Dec-2014
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User:hi doctor..
User:my baby is 4 month old...
Doctor:yes, please proceed
User:he was crying continuoously last nght... wat will be the reason
User:and wat to do during that time
Doctor:it could be intestinal spams or colic
Doctor:You can give him colicaid or woodward drops at such situation
Doctor:change his diaper, change his clothes
Doctor:make him lie down in another position
Doctor:How is he doing now?
User:i gave colicaid... still he was crying...
User:and not allowing to make him lie down...
User:he s doing good now...
Doctor:It happens often in infants
Doctor:nothing to worry as long as he does not have fever and other symptoms
User:how to control such situation
Doctor:it is just the art of parenting that most parents need to learn
User:shall i try woodwards next time....
Doctor:If there are so serious concerns, you can try to calm the baby
User:and how much should i give
Doctor:sure, you can try it
Doctor:Give around 5 drops
User:can i be given everyday or only wn he cries...
Doctor:Babies become little fussy at times, but it is not alarming
Doctor:You can give it everyday in the mornings, no harm in it
Doctor:Make sure he is feeding well
Doctor:Sometimes, kids cry in hunger as well
User:i tried to fee him.. but he refused
User:everyday mrng 5 drops and also it can be given wn he cries... is my understanding rite
Doctor:Then it is likely to be intestinal colic
Doctor:Let me tell you this first
Doctor:In all babies up to 6 months, no other substitutes are given except for mother's milk
Doctor:However, you can still use Woodwards as and when necessary
Doctor:If he is not having the colic, there is no need to give it
User:ok doc... so i can give it wn he cries..
Doctor:yes, you can
User:am planning to join my work by XXXXXXX .. so wat kind of supplements should i give...
Doctor:how old would your son be by that time?
User:will be 4 and half months
Doctor:You should still continue breastmilk only up to 6 months
User:but i have to go ofr work
Doctor:You can give him expressed milk then
User:hw to store it
Doctor:store it in the refrigerator below the freezer
User:then hw to bring it to normal temp while feeding
Doctor:it must be thawed before feeding
Doctor:you can defrost it
Doctor:thaw it
Doctor:or leave it at room temperature for a while
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:do you have any more queries for now?
Doctor:it seems like you have no more queries for now
Doctor:Please do log in again for your medical concerns
Doctor:Bye for now
User:my baby is only 5.6 kg
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