Newborn suffers with wind after night feeds

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LostAtTheFair Mon 25-Apr-16 10:54:14

My 10 day old DS is formula fed and wakes for 2 feeds at night - fine. He seems to find it really difficult to get wind up after these night feeds - more so than during the day. For example, the other night it took me 3 hours to resettle him after a 2am feed as he was writhing about in agony. We are using Dr Browns bottles and infacol... Any other suggestions?

murphyslaws Mon 25-Apr-16 11:31:17

Speak to gp. Mine had that but also bad acid reflux. Infoncol can aggravate. And so did gripe water.

My GP Also prescribed movicol which helps with constipation (although she did not have this it helped pass wind).

Remember babies don't know how to fart or poo. They squeeze but clench at same time. Hence baby massage helps as it pushes wind out

LostAtTheFair Mon 25-Apr-16 12:33:18

Thanks Murphy. I'm due in with the GP for a check up for DS next week and unlikely to get another appointment before then. Was the acid reflux accompanied by a lot of possetting? We don't have that, he really keeps down all of his bottle apart from a few stray drops. It's strange, he doesn't struggle as badly with wind at other times of the day, but the night times are starting to wear us down a bit....

squeezed Mon 25-Apr-16 12:52:30

Oh it is really difficult. We tried baby massage and this helped get things moving best. Also the most effective burping involved sitting Dd forward and moving her upper body around in circles. DD had colic and the wind got worse from 4pm.

murphyslaws Mon 25-Apr-16 14:56:26

No we had no possetting, our doctor was aware of bad acid reflux because her child suffered.

LostAtTheFair Mon 25-Apr-16 15:06:15

Thanks Squeezed and Murphy. My older DC had silent reflux so I've been trying to wind DS by rotating his body and it helps somewhat but doesn't solve it. Did either of you find that switching the type of formula helped?

SleepyRoo Mon 25-Apr-16 15:16:01

Raise head of the mattress slightly. Infacol helped but took a few days. And she was better by 3 weeks ...

murphyslaws Mon 25-Apr-16 15:43:09

I second raise mattress. I had Moses basket with chocks of wood placed at one end raising basket by around 5inches one end. Plus cot had wood underneath two legs so again was raised one end. (Completely forgot about that) and it really helps.

Yes mine ended up on nutrimigen lipil. That vastly improved but it tastes terrible so if your baby is used to breast or another formula you might struggle to get them to take it. But it's worth considering.

But she had bad acid reflux. Extra acid, and lactose intolerant.

Lots of little changes can make a difference.

Now she is fine loves her stinky formula, eats cheese and no longer intolerant.

It gets easier. Definatly raise cot and basket

murphyslaws Mon 25-Apr-16 15:43:13

I second raise mattress. I had Moses basket with chocks of wood placed at one end raising basket by around 5inches one end. Plus cot had wood underneath two legs so again was raised one end. (Completely forgot about that) and it really helps.

Yes mine ended up on nutrimigen lipil. That vastly improved but it tastes terrible so if your baby is used to breast or another formula you might struggle to get them to take it. But it's worth considering.

But she had bad acid reflux. Extra acid, and lactose intolerant.

Lots of little changes can make a difference.

Now she is fine loves her stinky formula, eats cheese and no longer intolerant.

It gets easier. Definatly raise cot and basket

murphyslaws Mon 25-Apr-16 15:43:21

I second raise mattress. I had Moses basket with chocks of wood placed at one end raising basket by around 5inches one end. Plus cot had wood underneath two legs so again was raised one end. (Completely forgot about that) and it really helps.

Yes mine ended up on nutrimigen lipil. That vastly improved but it tastes terrible so if your baby is used to breast or another formula you might struggle to get them to take it. But it's worth considering.

But she had bad acid reflux. Extra acid, and lactose intolerant.

Lots of little changes can make a difference.

Now she is fine loves her stinky formula, eats cheese and no longer intolerant.

It gets easier. Definatly raise cot and basket

murphyslaws Mon 25-Apr-16 15:43:46

Omg don't know why that posted three times

LostAtTheFair Mon 25-Apr-16 17:20:10

Thank you both very much - glad you found solutions for your little ones, it's horrible to see such small babies in pain isn't it.

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