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My Child Has Never Slept Well - Allergies and Ear Infections

by Vanessa

My child is turning 2 next month and continues to wake throughout the night. He has probably slept throughout the night without waking (or waking up and independently going back to sleep without waking us) 10 times his whole life. Most cases he wakes up crying and wont cry himself back to sleep, the longer he cries the more awake he becomes.

Many times he seems gassy or has short spurts where he screams loud quickly on and off. He has had 5 ear infections thus far. He's always been very sensitive to teeth coming in, however, I'm thinking this problem is more related to allergies of some sort, possibly milk allergy.

I also have heard correlation with ear infections and milk allergy. It's frustrating as I've read every book, tried every strategy always thinking it was a 'sleeping issue'. Now I've recently started leaning towards allergy of some sort.

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