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has my newborn got trapped wind???

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Caroline2103 Wed 24-Oct-12 23:16:42

, I am a new mommy to a beautiful boy Albert. I am breast feeding and he is doing really really well. He is 12.days old. The last two evenings when awake he has been really grizzly. He kicks his legs and goes al rigid. Is this trapped wind??? I've tried burbing.him by rubbing and patting his back which does make him burp but he still goes all rigid and grizzles, does he need to pump???
If anyone has any.advice or tips then I would be really grateful.
I have also attempted infacol but he just spat it out and cried.

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Halfcups Wed 24-Oct-12 23:29:00

Hi there. It could be wind but usually baby draw their legs up to their tummies with that type of pain. Are there any other symptoms? With such a little one it s hard to tell. Sometimes they just want to make some noise! Are his nappies wet? Has he had a poo? Rubbing his little tummy with two fingers gently in a clockwise direction can help ease wind. My dd1 was very windy, still is and she s 4 now!

Caroline2103 Thu 25-Oct-12 00:04:20

He gets hiccups alot too? Not sure if that's a symptom of anything. His nappies are fine. he just seems frustrated, thrashing his arms about.
He is still feeding normally. When he gets up from a sleep and feeds he guzzles and drinks really fast, could this be causing it? Is there anyway I can get him to drink slower?

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Halfcups Fri 26-Oct-12 23:29:37

Hi sorry not to reply earlier. I m not up at 4am anymore. Thankfully those days are just about over! My ds was a guzzler and constantly latched on! As long as he's latched on well, big wide mouth taking in lots of nipple, he should nt be gulping too much air. I remember all mine thrashing about which was a bit disconcerting but turned out to be nothing to worry about! I don t think there are any techniques to slow him down. Six weeks can often be when babes have growth spurts and of course as each day passes so they try out different things, get more alert and interactive so it's an ever moving situation to try and interpret! Is there a bf counsellor or knowledgeable hv who could watch you feed and give some advice? A breast feeding group locally?

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