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Hi sir,
 My son is 4 months old. For the past 15 days, he is burping incessantly. Sometimes he refuses to sleep in the cradle and when I pick him up he burps. Then he sleeps for sometime. He is on bottle feed twice a day. Otherwise he is ok. He is active only. I have changed the nipple to slow flow type. I've tried simethicone drops. Nothing seems to work. Kindly tell me what to do.

Dear Anoo,

You seem to be doing all the right things, and yet, as you say, his burping isn't subsiding. This might be due to him swallowing a lot of air. Is he a fretful baby, crying a lot? Does he have some respiratory infection, increasing his breathing rate? If all this is negative, I think you might want to take him to his paediatrician for a check and some testing. An ultrasound of his abdomen, for example, might show what is happening inside his belly.

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Indian Academy of Pediatrics, life member. Mumbai Branch of the I.A.P., life member. Genetics Chapter of the I.A.P.

Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.

M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

Awards and Honors
Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

Past/Present Clients
1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

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