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how can I prevent him waking up with wind in the night?

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cleoowen Tue 09-Apr-13 08:36:51

Gone onto ff and as a result my BC seems to have more wind. He has started to go through the night but annoyingly for several Weeks has been waking up with wind. I burp him and shh and rock back to sleep.

I gave him gripe water before his night feed and his dream feed and burped him half way through both feed but he still woke up. Anything else I can do to avoid him waking up with wind? if he didn't do this we could have a good nights sleep.

Any way I can prevent air getting into his bottle?

ChasingStaplers Tue 09-Apr-13 09:01:24

How old is he?
Both my boys had really bad wind until they were 10-12 weeks old and then they seemed to learn how to bring it up themselves so weren't in as much discomfort.

cleoowen Tue 09-Apr-13 09:59:06

He's 15 Weeks. Think it maybe because we switched to ff a week ago so his tummy is adapting. Probably been little lazy with it as always ok when ebf. Any tips? Apart from the obvisous burping after every meal. Can something safely be put into his bottle?

ChasingStaplers Tue 09-Apr-13 11:32:09

I would give it a wee bit of time then (I'm no expert as mine are all BF but I would imagine he's adjusting)
Having said that, I've read about different brands making babies more windy and friends of mine have all said SMA was the worst. Hipp organic is what one of my friends used - her DS was very windy to start with too.

Also, which bottles are you using? Different babies seem to get along with different bottles - I was recommended Dr Browns bottles when I pumped off but my DC were happy with Tommee Tippee.
Aside from that, just keep him as upright as possible and I believe you can add colief or something to the milk - please check this though as I'm no expert!

Hope he settles soon - it's so frustrating and unpleasant to see them writhing about in discomfort. (Not to mention tiring! smile )

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