What should I do if my newborn wakes up too frequently at night?

Question: My seven-and-a-half-month-old child has trouble sleeping at night. He goes to sleep at 7 or 8 pm, and becomes fussy for an hour or two in the middle of the night. Sometimes he can go back to sleep after being held for 3 or 4 hours. He usually feeds at 12 or 3 o\’clock. I would like to ask. How can you improve your child\’s sleep? Is this normal? The baby has been taking vitamin D all the time and complementary food once or twice a day, and his digestion is okay. Dr. Luo Zhen’s answer: It is recommended to increase the baby’s activity during the day and massage the baby’s belly in a clockwise direction with the navel as the center for ten minutes each time, several times a day. In addition, do passive exercises for the baby. You don’t need to deliberately put the baby to sleep during the day, just let him make his own decision. Touch your baby before going to bed at night. There are video tutorials on how to do it online. You can learn how to do it. It is good for nervous system development and sleep. The sleeping environment should be as quiet as possible at night, do not turn on the lights, and create a dark and quiet sleeping environment. In addition, do not develop the habit of sleeping with your arms in your arms, otherwise a vicious cycle will form in the future, which will be more difficult to change and affect the sleep of parents and children. After six months of supplementary feeding, night feeding can be gradually discontinued. Question 2: My child is now two months and ten days old. He coughed and sneezed a few times during the confinement period. I went to the hospital to hear what the doctor said was fine. It\’s still the same after confinement, and the doctors said that my trachea and lungs are fine. But I cough and sneeze several times every day. What\’s going on? Do you need to test anything? Could this be whooping cough? Dr. Cui Lixia answered: If everything is fine after auscultation, it can only be said that there is no bronchitis or pneumonia, but it is abnormal for the baby to be like this. It is considered that the throat is inflamed. You can take Houerhuo Xiaoyan Granules and An\’erning Granules (or Jubei Mixture) to see if the effect is not good. If the effect is not good, it is recommended to check the blood routine. In this case, whooping cough is not considered, which is more serious than this. Question 3: My child is one year old and I am still breastfeeding. I got my period for the first time after giving birth on the first day of the new year this year. It lasted for 8 days. I had sex after my period. It has been a month and 7 days and I still haven’t got my period. What\’s happening here? Pregnancy has been ruled out. Dr. Pan Guilan answered: It is normal to have irregular periods during the postpartum lactation period. Generally, it will be fine if it lasts for 6 to 9 months. There is no need to worry about it for the time being.

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