Hi mums I wondered if anyone had any advice on winding first. I am rubbing my 7 week old babies back and patting slightly, and she also has reflux so is often sick. My question is once a burp has been omitted how long should you wind for? When do you know winding is done if she has burped or passed wind? Also, does anyone have any tips for reducing the amount their baby is sick, with reflux, particularly when they are laid down to sleep at night? I have an appointment to get some medication for her next week but would like some tips if any of you have them. Thanks! x
I second the dummy reccommendation. After feeding, my two normally manage one or two really big burps within a few minutes of feeding, then I continue to hold them upright (me standing with them held on my front with legs dangling straight works best) for another 20 mins or so, offering the dummy when they start chewing fists/rooting (knowing from experience that they're not rooting cos they're hungry, they just want to suck. If I give them the breast again at this point they suck a bit, vomit, suck a bot, vomit etc, while a dummy generally settles them).
I didn't find raising the head of the cot made much difference.
HappyAsASandboy - I've been told to hold my DS against me with legs dangling, to open up his tight diaphragm. But I don't find this easy. Where do you place your hands? How high above his chest? And do you find his legs dangle in a relaxed way quite quickly. I don't. Also - when I hold him away from me in the air so he dangles his legs freely, where should I hold him? Under his arms (Which is what I've been doing?)
edwardscissorhands - I hold them with their heads around boob height (in the middle of my body), with one hand on their back and one between their legs sort of holding their bottoms. When their legs are still bent up hight, I alternate this with up on my shoulder as I think the movement helps to move the air around. Quite often the babies sort of 'list' over to one side when held down my front, ending up almost in the cradle hold again - I just keep them moving really.