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Unsettled/Colic 16 day old baby

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Debsy10 Wed 20-Feb-13 10:47:51

I am currently bottle feeding my LO C&G stage 1. My LO started to develop symptoms of colic at 1 week old. Since then I have tried Infacol and have also changed to Dr Brown Bottles. Neither of these appear to have helped and I have since changed the Infacol to Dentinox. It is nearly impossible to get my LO to bring up any wind despite trying different methods. My LOMhas now started being sick after every feed and gets hicups very regularly. I am at a loss regarding what I can do next. My HV came yesterday and has basically said that there is nothing that can be done and that I need to just ride it out. This is not acceptable. I cannot continue to see my LO in pain. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Loislane78 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:22:28

Poor you and LO sad

Being sick after every feed sounds more than just colic - reflux perhaps. So not normal posseting but vomiting a lot? How is weight gain?

Someone will be along in a min with more advice but I'd read any threads on reflux and make an appt with my GP if I were you. Not meant in a panic-y way but HVs are not doctors and being sick a lot might cause dehydration/poor weight gain etc. as well as discomfort.

GL smile

meganw Wed 20-Feb-13 15:19:59

Poor you and LO - when they are tiny their digestive systems are so immature and not-quite developed they just can't cope with feeding easily. My DD took quite some time before she got better with very similar symptoms. I found that offering her less food more often helped, or she would just be sick; just a couple of ounces at a time.

Also, try stopping LO every ounce and sitting him up. Even if he doesn't burp the milk will have a chance to go down. After the feed keep him upright for 15-20 mins if you can. Infacol is rubbish - when he is one month old you can use gripe water which is better, but eventually his digestion will mature.

If you really want a burp, try lying LO flat and letting him wriggle about. When you pick him up you might get a burp :-)

Don't fret - lots of little babies are like this.

narmada Thu 21-Feb-13 20:53:36

What symptoms indicate pain?

How much milk is LO having per sitting? How much vomit?

Regardless of answers, vomiting that is increasing needs to be assessed by GP, particularly if it is forceful.

Sorry you having a hard time sad

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