28/01/2010 at 18:34
My baby is 4 weeks on sat, she has recently started to be quick sicky after her feeds, not lots but it can be up to one to two hours after she has finished her bottle, she has some probs bringing up wind to.
She is only around 7lb, we were giving her 3 oz around every 4 hours, then last week put 2 of her bottles up to 4 oz as she was often looking for more.
why do you think she is being sick so long after her bottle? she sometimes chokes/coughs on her bottle too
28/01/2010 at 21:19
Lots of new babies are difficult to wind.They can't sit upright enough,it just gets trapped inside.I've had this problem with all my bottlefed babies.
Things that helped were winding every ounce,they'll bring up less milk with each burp.Not laying them down flat straight after a feed,maybe a sitter chair,just to let the milk go down.With the winding,try different positions.On your shoulder,on you lap sitting.On your lap on her side,then sit up,causing the bubble of wind to move,hopefully she'll burp.Laying across your lap patting her back.As baby gets older,it gets easier to get the wind out.Also maybe go back to the three ounces just give feeds three hourly.Rough guide to how much you give is about 2.5 ounces per pound of body weight.Roughly 6 feeds of 3oz.
Sometimes you just can't get the wind out,and sometimes you think you've got it all out and it's that little bit finds it's way out and makes baby sick,even a couple of hours after a feed.If you can't get the wind out,and sometimes you just can't ,try sitting baby in a car seat or sitter chair for a little while,just so she's not laying flat.
It does all get easier as they get older
30/01/2010 at 00:24
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