2 Week Old Baby Cries A Lot At Night?
I’m franciska, I want to ask that my baby is only 22 days old..rnrnSince he was 2 weeks old, my child is always fussy in the middle of the night..sometimes in the afternoon, but mostly at night..rnK if the colic doesn’t come back in the morning, my son if breast milk won’t choke and doesn’t emit a sound like choking, it’s hard to breathe…rnrnBut when it’s late at night, you’re fussy, you don’t sleep soundly, you’re always looking for nipples, “if you’ve just been breastfed” , always pass gas before the colic really recurs, sleeps but only for 15 minutes then cries again, likes to sneeze until his face turns red, when he is given breast milk he always looks like he wants to spit up but doesn’t swallow it again (is this dangerous??rnrnToday children I just fell asleep from 12 pm to 6:30 am.. do the characteristics above indicate that I have a serious illness??rnrnBecause the colic starts from Sunday morning to Friday dawn, it’s almost a full week.. rnAnd I looked on the internet how to reduce colic by drinking gripe water, is it safe and helps reduce colic? ? thank you waiting for your answer doctor
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Colic in infants or infantile colic is defined as a moment of crying for more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 times a week, for 3 weeks in healthy infants. Indeed, in infant colic this condition can occur in the afternoon until the evening, but unfortunately most of the reasons are unknown because babies have not been able to communicate their condition well, especially your baby who is only 22 days old.
But the good news is that only less than 5% of babies who cry excessively actually have an underlying disease, such as:
Constipation Stomach acid lactose intolerance Digestive disorders Infant migraine Congenital heart disorders
Although based on research there is a 95% chance that your baby will not have problems, still check your baby's condition to a pediatrician to ensure this condition. Pay attention if there are emergency signs in the form of vomiting, changes in the shape of stool / bowel movements, body temperature rises, looks weak, does not want to breastfeed, poor weight gain, looks short of breath or has difficulty breathing and immediately consult a doctor without waiting anymore.
Regarding the consumption of the drinks you mentioned, it is absolute for babies, especially those who are only 22 days old, that breast milk is the best drink a baby can get, unless prescribed or otherwise recommended by your pediatrician. So do not give anything to babies less than 1 year old without the advice of a pediatrician. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa