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Infant has hoarse cry since days, wakes up frequently at night for feeds. What should be done?

My baby is 4months old and has had a hoarse cry for the last 3 days. He doesn t have any other symptons and is not crying more than usual. He is waking up more frequently at night to feed, tough (probably a sore throat ). He is only breastfed. Should I do anything? I don t wnat to give him any medication , unless absolutely necessary.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Hello there,

If your child is not running fever, or does not have any cough or shortness of breath, nothing is required to be done.

If he wakes up frequently for feeds, the adequacy of breast milk needs to be ascertained.

You need to ensure he gets enough milk in every feed so that he sleeps 3-4 hours nonstop between two feeds at his age.

Also babies wake up if they have not been burped properly due to gas in the stomach. So always burp the baby well after every feed.

I hope I have answered your query.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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