“My daughter as GED and she will only sleep, maybe 6 hours. If we are holding her she will sleep some, but if we put her in her crib, within 5 mins she starts crying.
This is the second night of this. She is also cluster feeding for the past two or three days, we are at our wits end. HELP!"
Aug 02, 2012
Acid reflux in infants
"Hi, I also have the same problem, my baby girl is now 3 weeks and 2 days.
So please try this maybe it can also help you.
First, feed her before you give her a bath, after her bath, feed her again, if she is eating like mine, then put her on your chest about 10-15 minutes and put her on a bed slowly and quietly.
Make sure that her pillow is very comfy for her. Her stomach or chest must position down or you put her on her side, but not on her back. Good luck dear, hope all of this will help you."
Aug 06, 2012
Acid reflux in infant
by: Zelda Behr
"Coping with little sleep can make having a fussy baby very difficult, but there are a few things you can do to help.
I'm not sure if your baby is breast or formula fed, so ill just give advice that works for both.
Try feeding Baby as upright as possible, walk while feeding or carry in a baby sling.
Burp baby regularly while feeding.
Keep baby still and her head slightly raised after feeding.
Give her shorter feeds more regularly, as an overfull tummy can cause discomfort.
If you are breastfeeding let her finish one breast don't do 5 min one side 5 min other side, this will cause baby to get too much foremilk which can make the GER worse.
Dress her in loose fitting clothing to minimize pressure."
Infant massage has been found to help. Gentle massage can help to alleviate pain and discomfort. Massaging your baby's skin will stimulate the nerveous system, including the Vagus nerve. This nerve controls the digestive system. Our page on massage advantages, techniques and step by step videos.
Try Dr Harvey's Cuddle cure to calm a baby. Watch the video here.
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