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AlisonL1981 Thu 16-May-13 23:15:04

Hi, I know this has probably been asked many timed but does anyone have tips for getting up a baby's wind?

We give infacol before feeds and gripe water after.

Hes really struggling. You can hear his tummy gurgling when he feeds.

Vividmemories Thu 16-May-13 23:45:35

What are you doing at the mo? We found the obvious rubbing/gently patting her back, also putting her into a sitting position and rocking her back and forth on our lap, and putting her over a shoulder so there's some pressure on her tummy. All with burp cloth strategically placed!

lotsofcheese Fri 17-May-13 02:13:04

I do the above, plus I wind every 30mls of the feed. Then put her in a bouncy chair for 10 mins after feeds to let gravity take effect. After that I'll put her down.

Bambi86 Fri 17-May-13 08:50:55

Hey OP

Is LO BF or FF? If FF it could be your bottles? I had similar problems with my MAAM bottles, and once I switched to Dr Brown's the wind became much much easier to bring up.

I also find "hula hooping" my little one helps to bring up really big burps. I sit him on my lap, support his head and back and just rotate his top half in a hula hoop motion. HTH

minipie Fri 17-May-13 15:19:56

I found the best position was sitting on my knee (supported) and then sort of lean them forward back and sideways - a bit like a joystick iyswim! rub back while doing this.

Wind before they get too sleepy, sleepy baby can't burp IME

Hold bolt upright - mostly upright doesn't cut it, they have to be fully upright

Try laying down for 1 min, then holding upright again

if you are BFing, and you think he's taking in loads of air when he feeds, it's worth getting a lactation consultant to check latch and check for tongue tie.

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