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Wind-when do you start and when do you stop?

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HermioneE Tue 09-Apr-13 18:16:33

DD1 (7 weeks) is having wind problems every feed- no matter how long she's upright for, when we put her down she cries, draws her knees up, arches her back etc- and in general she's very windy.

Hv diagnosed wind and suggested infacol which is helping a bit. And I've done a search on here and got some good new positions and tips. But I don't know how long after a feed to start winding DD (I assume straight away would mean we get covered in sick) or how we know when we've got it all and it's ok to stop? Can anyone help please?

noblegiraffe Tue 09-Apr-13 20:06:59

I wind straight away after feeding, otherwise she would be uncomfortable with it. Keep going until I get a good burp (usually a little sick too, but this is fine, just put a muslin on your shoulder).
If she looks uncomfortable at any other time I'd give her another burp. If she seems uncomfortable at the other end, I get some massage oil and rub her tummy clockwise for a bit and it usually then comes out the other end!

CreatureRetorts Tue 09-Apr-13 20:09:35

Straight away - just be gentle doing it. I found holding them with their head on my shoulder or lying them across my thighs facing me with their head on my right worked best (had to be that way around).

However have her checked for tongue tie. Also consider silent reflux - could be either of these giving her wind or wind like symptoms. Other possibilities are that she's actually overtired or you've got fast/abundant milk (over supply).

HermioneE Tue 09-Apr-13 20:27:58

Thanks guys. Midwife and HVs have both said no tongue tie. I do have a fast letdown, it's better than it was but she still occasionally pulls away when it's too fast, I lie down to feed when I can or try to have her fairly upright.

We have a dr appt on Monday so I'll ask about reflux, thanks for that tip smile

CreatureRetorts Tue 09-Apr-13 20:53:50

If you've got a fast letdown, she might be taking down loads of air hence the wind. Try taking her off briefly after letdown and catch the excess in a muslin (easier said than done!). I had the same issue - I also had oversupply where I produced way too much milk so ended up block feeding to slow things down a bit.

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