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10 weeks old screaming all night and refusing feed- Advice

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fatbottomgirl Mon 17-Oct-11 10:47:22

Last night my 10 week was in discomfort and screaming from about 8pm until 4am this morning. He had no temperature, but did refuse feeds. I tried changing positions but he wasn't having any of it.
The only thing that soothed him was standing and walking him, he would fall to sleep then as soon as we sat down he would wake and scream! I finally managed to settle him at 4am when i got into bed and he slept on me while i was propped upright in bed. This morning he woke at 8am and seemed fine.
He has taken a feed this morning and is now asleep in his mosses basket.
He has never done this before, do you think he was ill or is it colic? like I said no temperature or vomiting or diarrhea.

oldmum42 Mon 17-Oct-11 14:28:17

Any reflux?..... little mouthfuls of vomit during/after a feed?
Infacol may help.

Milk allergy? This can be to Lactose or Proteins in formula made from cows milk - but BF babies can get it too, as very sensitive babies can react to cows milk proteins in the mothers milk (if she's eating lots of dairy products).

LOTS of babies have cows milk intolerance, most grow out of it after a year or two.

My DS4 (11months) is on Goats milk now, as I'm weaning him off BF, cows milk gives him all the symptoms you describe, also red eyes and nappy rash outbreaks (we tried him on different formula for mixing with food since 6 months, all had the same effect but the low allergy formulas took longer for the symptoms to show (3 or 4 days).

If you are FF, it may be worth changing formulas to see if you find one that suits better - Aptemil Comfort (I think C&G does a "comfort" milk too) both have less lactose, and some of the proteins altered (to resemble human milk), would be a good place to start, there are other more expensive low allergen milks as well, but you might as well start with the normal priced stuff!
You can always ask your HV or GP for advice about reflux/silent reflux/cows milk allergy......

oldmum42 Mon 17-Oct-11 14:31:56

meant to say - babies/children can develop problems with cows milk over time, they don't always start off being allergic when they are born.

fatbottomgirl Mon 17-Oct-11 17:40:59

Thanks oldmum42 no sign of reflux. He is EBF, I have bought some gripe water today.
He has had red eyes and an outbreak of nappy rash at one point this week I wondered if he was teething cause he also doing a lot of gum sucking hmm. Seeing HV on Wednesday so will ask about it then.

candr Tue 18-Oct-11 18:55:17

Did his tummy feel hard?, was he looking uncomfertable,legs pulled up tight? My DS has this and it is colic, massaging tummy helps and lots of cuddles - will also only fall asleep on me when like this. Hope you have a better night tonight.

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