My baby girl used to sleep through the night with no problems, but about six weeks ago stopped doing so, and it has only gotten worse since. She now wakes up several times a night or more and it seems as though something in her tummy is bothering her. She is constantly moving around and seems to have much wind. Pleeease help.
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replied April 24th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

From the history provided it seems that your daughter could be having gastric reflux or gastritis.

Some important Home remedies to ease your baby's discomfort:

1. Keep baby upright and quiet for at least thirty minutes after feeding.

2. Offer smaller, more frequent feedings.

3. Wear your baby in a carrier as long as possible. Carried babies cry less. Babies reflux more while crying.

4. Breastfeed. Studies show that GER is less in breastfed babies.

5. If you are bottle-feeding (and if recommended by your doctor), thicken baby's feedings with one or two tablespoons of rice cereal to each 8-ounce bottle.

6. Discuss with your doctor the safest sleeping position for your baby. Babies with severe reflux sleep best on their stomach and propped up at a 30-degree angle by elevating the head of the crib. (Babies without reflux should be put down to sleep on their backs.)

In addition if the symptoms do not subside, you might consider consulting a pediatrician who can prescribe medications to reduce the symptoms.

I hope this helps.

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