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Cause of an infant being irritable at night - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I'm Dr.xxxx
User :   Day before Y'day, I have had chat with a doctor regiardng my Kid, 7 months old
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He has become lot of irritable, does not sleep whole thru the night
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Since 2 days, he has reduced the intake. Previsously he used to good milk(Bottle feed)
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He does not have loose stools, fever, active...But does not sleep
Doctor :   Ok
User :   His weight is also good. 7-8 kgs.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Y'day I consulted one paed. he is of the opinion that he could have some abdomen pain and suggested some Calpol drops/syrup
Doctor :   Any thingh
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did it work?
User :   He is telling that, since your kid has started crowling, may be he could have got some abdoment pain
User :   No
User :   I am not sure if he has some worms
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How is he in the morning hours?
Doctor :   Do he cry a lot or he is irritable?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your reply?
User :   not sure how to control him
Doctor :   How is he in the morning?
Doctor :   Does he cry or he is calm?
User :   he is calm
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but wants somebody carry always
Doctor :   Is he irritable?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not so much as in night
Doctor :   Are you feeding him breast milk?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He did not get enough breast milk and could not feed him well right from month 3
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What did you feed he after 3 months?
User :   We started him Lactogen earlier and now Lcatogen 2
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Also Ragi Malt and Netsum powder
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Night, we even wants to suck empty nipple
Doctor :   Ok
User :   When tried of pulling, he will cry a lot
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I has become a real night mare to control him
Doctor :   You have to be gentle with kids
User :   Earlier he used to play uptill 1:30 pm and then slightly goes to sleep
User :   Now since from 3 days, he has developed habit
User :   Its a continous cry
Doctor :   Are you feeding lactogen through feeding bottle?
User :   He stops only when we take him and hold him upright
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you regularly clean the bottle?
Doctor :   Try to feed the child with a spoon and cup
Doctor :   If the bottle is not cleaned properly, it will contain harmful micro organism
Doctor :   You have to train the child to take food through spoon
User :   We boil the bottle
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ok
Doctor :   For how many minutes do you boil the bottle?
User :   When tried with spoon, even a second late he will cry
User :   3-4 minutes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   even a second late he will cry? i didn't get this part
User :   Could he have any worms or so?
User :   When feeding with Spoon, we wants full flow. He does not tolerte the delay
Doctor :   Children feed with bottle have high risk of gastro infections
Doctor :   You have train him with spoon
User :   Ok
User :   How about sipper?
Doctor :   Spoon is best, as you can clean it easily
User :   ok
Doctor :   So very less chance of infection
Doctor :   Mix feeding with play
User :   K, Understand
Doctor :   Try to make him enjoy feeding
User :   Thanks Doctor
User :   So root cause is feeding with bottle
Doctor :   It could be the reason
User :   We will try stop using that.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Thanks a lot for your time
Doctor :   You have to rule out medical causes first
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Did you follow what i said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as your not responding
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