1 Month 10 Days Baby Has Trouble Sleeping, Straining And Squirming Continuously?
Afternoon.. my baby is 1 month 10 days old, for 2 weeks it’s been very difficult to sleep, always straining and writhing which ends in crying continuously like that.. so every day he only sleeps for 1 hour or even only half an hour and always asks to drink milk every time he wakes up. Why is it like that huh? is it fair? Is the baby not sleep deprived?
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At the age of 1 month, babies will normally sleep for 14 to 16 hours a day. Mostly, because they still cannot adapt well to changes in day and night, the duration of this baby's sleep is still the same between day and night, which is about 6 to 8 hours.
The condition of the outside world that is not as comfortable as in the womb often makes babies often wake up during sleep. Complaints like this can appear more striking, for example if you put your baby to sleep in an environment that is noisy, too bright, too cold, or too hot.
However, if this difficulty sleeping is accompanied by other complaints, such as a baby who often strains, squirms, and fusses because of crying, then it is possible that this condition can also be triggered by discomfort in his stomach, for example due to:
Lactose intolerance, for example when you give your child the wrong formula
Gastroenteritis (infection of the digestive tract)
Food malabsorption, for example when you give additional foods that contain the artificial sweetener, gluten
Crohn's disease (chronic colitis)
Intussusception (intestine intruding into another segment of the intestine)
Volvulus (twisted intestine), and so on
Does your baby also have other complaints, such as diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty defecating, fever, and so on? If yes, then you should immediately check your baby to the doctor for further examination, for example through a physical examination, X-ray, ultrasound, and so on.
In the meantime, you should try the following tips:
Give exclusive breastfeeding to your baby, without any additional food or drink before he is 6 months old
Wash your hands and always clean your breasts before and after breastfeeding, by using a clean cloth moistened with warm water
When you express your breast milk, make sure you store it properly and give it to your baby in a clean container
Do baby massage properly to make your baby comfortable
Create a comfortable room condition for the baby, not glare, noise, too cold, or too hot
Calm your baby when he wakes up, by feeding him and humming a rhythm that calms him down
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah