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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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My daughter has a 2 mo old baby girl who can only sleep

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My daughter has a 2 mo old baby girl who can only sleep about 45 at a time she fuses about 7 hrs a day. They have tried swaddling , white nose , changing diet of breast feeding mother, gripe water, going back to skin to skin. etc. basically they gave tried all the traditional remedies.
She is very active. Being awake long periods even just post birth. She kicks her feet non stop.
I am afraid for the mental health of the mother of such a demanding baby
Do you have any suggestions?
Desperate grandmother 3,000 mikes away
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

If the baby is not crying, this may be very normal. Many babies at this age do not sleep for long stretches at all. Restlessness and kicking the feet can be a sign of reflux. She should take this up with the pediatrician. Many babies have reflux and feel much better with a medication for stomach acid. You may want to check out a book called "The Fussy Baby" by Dr William Sears. Good luck, grandma.