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My son cries while sleeping at night around 4 to

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Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Question: My son cries while sleeping at night around 4 to 5 times daily we are experiencing this from last 3 months.
He has left breast feeding but we give milk in bottle, so everytime he expects milk.
He is also passing gas multiple times during night and day.
On an average he drinks 450ml of milk, is this quantity alright or should we reduce it.
His other food intake is overall good.
Age 1y 8m Weight 10.5 kgs
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly due to colics

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Babies often get colics especially when on formula feeds. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken causes distention and hence colics and possibly is the source of extra gas he is passing. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. You can otherwise give Coliaid when needed.

It is ok to give milk but I would prefer reducing the amount and replacing it with other nutritious foods.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 days later)
Thank you very much Doctor,

We have been burping after food but still he is not feeling well.
We can feel that he is not able to digest food properly and he feels uncomfortable.
Diet:
8 AM 200ml milk
10.AM half chapati
12 PM 1 roti sabji OR daal-rice
1 PM to 4 PM Sleeps
5 PM 4 digestive biscuits + 150 ml millk
7 PM normal snacks 1 khakhra
8.30 PM roti-sabji/rice
10.30 PM Sleeps
1 AM (night) 150ml milk
3 AM (night) 150ml milk

Do we need to modify diet plan?
What medicines we can give when we feel food is not digested properly?

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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Modifying the diet chart could help

Detailed Answer:
The diet plan does need some fine tuning. It would be good to consult a dietitian and get a diet chart custom made for your child.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (3 hours later)
Thanks Doctor We will change diet plan
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Do not hesitate to ask back in case of further queries

Detailed Answer:
Feel free to ask back in case of further queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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My son cries while sleeping at night around 4 to

Brief Answer: Possibly due to colics Detailed Answer: Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Babies often get colics especially when on formula feeds. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken causes distention and hence colics and possibly is the source of extra gas he is passing. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. You can otherwise give Coliaid when needed. It is ok to give milk but I would prefer reducing the amount and replacing it with other nutritious foods. Feel free to write back. Regards