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17/06/2015 at 14:01
This may be irrelevant now but feeding slightly sat up. Regular breaks every 60 ml or so and winding, keeping baby sat upright 40 minutes after a feed, and laying on her tummy across your knees and rubbing/patting back can help a great deal. Also yes baby massage and gently bicycling her legs are all methods that can help hope this helps x
I am a mum of three and a qualified nurse.
18/06/2015 at 20:26
we have found that instead of just rubbing up and down or patting on the back, also go round and round in a circular motion and this seems to help get the wind up
13/02/2017 at 23:33
We still have this problem at 13 months, the gp keeps saying it's nothing to worry about, but a) I need sleep and b) I'm sure he should have grown out of this by now? He would sleep really well if he wasn't constantly woken by wind. He has gripe water, Infacol, belly rubs, leg wiggles, jiggles....it all brings some gas out but he seems to have an endless supply. Every night. We tried the enzyme drops but they gave him the runs. Sometimes I am lucky but usually he only sleeps for 40 minutes at a time and I'm spending every night with him on the sofa so my partner can sleep and get to work safely.
16/02/2017 at 21:17
Lie baby on his/her back grab the ankles and crunch knees to babys chest then stretch legs out... rep a good few times... then still holding the ankles move legs in a circular motion so its moving the pelvis. Then lie baby on his/her tummy or hold baby and sounds weird but massage where the hips n bum meet with some baby lotion or any moisturiser tht wont effect baby. Do this for a good few days and add gripe water when baby has the feed. Not too much. my baby had it but i did what i just told u for i think it was 2 weeks and she was fine. She had reallly bad constipation some nights she just cudnt sleep. if baby is having wind then obvs its probs giving tummy ache as well. And keep up with the water supply too. Totally forgot about tht hehe xx
17/02/2017 at 11:04
@Inka I understand the feeling, especially when at 15 weeks wind should be getting better for babies.
My story was a bit similar but I was breastfeeding and topping up with bottles. From day 5 baby was suffering from bad wind will trash in sleep at night, make moaning sounds, wake up crying and screaming this was worse at night, he was a lot calmer during the day but it gradually got worse and one Sunday morning he woke up crying for a prolonged period fortunately for me like you, my mum was with me which helped. .We tried colief helped first few days/weeks then got worse (colief also causes cramp one of its side effects)
I went from aptamil profutura to apatamil comfort and then aptamil lactose-free.He was much more settled on aptamil lactose-free (expensive) and crying was mainly at 5 am instead of what it was but after 3 weeks he had severe skin rash (eczema).They only prescribed lactose-free milk NHS is SMA brand was tricky at the time as wasn't comfortable changing mil for the fourth time in a young baby. By this time already using infacol, cows milk, gripe water (we started earlier than 1 month in smaller dose) and colief on a daily basis. We were initially given Gaviscon for reflux then was changed to ranitidine.The reflux wasn't affecting his sleep was more the wind and discomfort. I stopped giving these as well.
I pushed on with breastfeeding and boosted my supply expressing and gradually we started exclusively bf this seemed better with his bowel motion but still had the trapped wind issues but a lot better than it was. Some odd days when I needed a top up, we went back to using apatamil profutura which didn't help.
What helped: We attended baby massage course found some manoeuvres helpful as he was also pumping during the sessions.I also found cooled boiled water helped and a soak in a hot bath.
Our solution: Then I went on a dairy free diet and 3 weeks later had a completely different baby starting sleeping for longer stretches no more crying and early morning waking. The prescribed version of diary free for formula feed babies is neocate or nutramigen. The version with a little cows milk protein is Aptamil pepti (this one your GP can issues to try) the others may need to be referred.
I also gave him a month of probiotics this sorted out his constipation issues and made him more regular. (it has also be proven to help the gut heal)
Although still breastfeed, even if he has few ml of formula at nursery or with his Dad. He has no discomfort or trapped wind.
(Neocate has an awful smell and doesn't taste as nice.We got given one to help with his weaning cereal he wouldn't drink)
I agree with above it helped when I drank fennel tea also helpful with boosting milk supply
It will get better as baby grows the gut matures.
I hope it helps
17/02/2017 at 11:07
Sleeping position also helped he was unable to sleep for longer than 1-2hrs on his back but when supervised on tummy did longer stretches or on his side so I got a wedge for his cot.
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