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Unsettled 6 month oldwont settle or sleep HELP


I have a 6 month old daughter who has never slept well. This includes naps & settling at night. At night she goes down approx 6.30-7pm after a breastfeed & wakes almost exactly 45 minutes later. This is then her until 12-1-2am. She is like the energizer bunny with her arms & legs moving non stop.
Through the night was ok with her maybe only wakening once for a breastfeed however this has gotten worse with her wakening every 1-2 hours.
It is a viscious circle as i know she is over tired & she is always playing catch up. I know babies release adrenaline when over tired & this wakens them & keeps them awake.
She was born via c section without complications. Has been breastfed on demand. She did suffer from silent relux but i used Joe De Liveras therapy which worked. It has since reoccured & i am awaiting for advice from Mr De Livera.
Due to the relfux for a long time i had to hold her up after feeds & rocked her therefore this is how she has been used to settling to sleep.
She has been teething from 11 weeks but no teeth yet (using baltic amber anklets).
She is a fairly happy baby but it very dependant & attached to me.
I cannot be 100% sure she is just wakening out of habit.
The other day she actually only slept 12 hours out a total of 24 hours & this included her night time sleep & naps.
I tried pick up put down method but after 40 mins she vomitted all over me so any crying methods i am not prepared to use just now.
I have been told by health visitor to leave her to cry only if i am sure she is not wakening for hunger/teething/pain etc which i dont know.
I am looking for any advice of anything i could treat her with.

Thanks in advance
  julie77 on 2014-11-11
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Did any of the non-reflux symptoms change after the treatment with Nat-phos? Any change, positive or negative.
Evocationer 8 years ago

Thanks for replying.

Her sleep patterns have most definitely got worse.

As i said before she has never been the greatest of sleepers however she is wakening more frequently through the night now. When trying to settle her for the night she just wakens & stays awake, arms & legs always moving even though she must be exhausted.

Its like something is unsettling her but i have absolutely no idea what.

I keep getting told its habit & let her cry however i would like to exhaust all possibilities before i do this.

julie77 8 years ago
She is worse because the Nat-phos suppressed her GERD symptoms and instead aggravated her sleep symptoms. This is a very common reaction to this therapy (for something else to get worse), and it is also common to see the symptoms supposedly 'cured' to return again and then not respond to further treatment.

I would suggest you look for a genuine cure for her symptoms rather than pursuing this method. It tends to work out worse for children in the end.
Evocationer 8 years ago

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