In clinic I often have new parents come in with babies who seem ‘unsettled’ frequent crying, unable to sleep and at times worse at night.
There could be various reasons for a baby to be in such discomfort. Some of the common findings silent reflux, gut irritability, restrictions in their neck or even their head maybe due to a difficult birth.
Some common things to look out for are:
- Weight loss- not feeding enough, or low milk supply from Mother
- Difficulty latching- tongue tie, restrictions in their neck leading to jaw restrictions.
- crying excessively -excessive flatulence (maybe due to taking antibiotics post birth, could also be via Mother)
- Refusal to sleep – not getting enough feed, a hungry baby.
- lethargic- dehydration due to lack of fluids, bulging fontanelles (space on top of babies head which fuse between 10 to 24 months of age).