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6 month old not sleeping properly. Is there a medication which can be given?

hi doctor i have a question regarding my 6 month old baby, actually im going india in this month of 16 with my baby and that too alone, so i want to know some medicine which help me to make her sleep because she hardly sleep. So please suggest me some medicine which help me while traveling and doesn t affect my baby health. im travelling from USA (orlando) to Mumbai via Frankfurt.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Infants will spend most of the time in sleep in early months of life, as the age grows the sleep requirement will decrease and their sleep will be not continuous and in sleep-wake alternating cycles.
As you will travel by air better to not go for any sedative drugs for sleep as they will cause excessive sleepiness and depression of protective reflexes and interfere with feeding.
So try to manage your traveling by interacting with your baby, taking assistance while managing your luggage.
Happy journey.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
I understand your concern,it is really challenging to travel with 6 months old for long distance flight.i suggest you to discuss this with your pediatrician,even if i will suggest you some sedative you cannot get it over the counter you will need doctors prescription.
God bless,wishing you and your baby safe journey,
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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