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Uncomfortable newborn?

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TheScience Mon 17-Mar-14 18:09:28

2 week old DS2 seems to be a bit uncomfortable a lot of the time, in a way DS1 never was - he often has hiccups, is sicky, is windy, struggles with pooing and just often seems to squirm and squeak. He also suddenly starts gagging/choking on nothing between feeds.

Does it sound like there's something "wrong", or is this just how some babies are?

GingerMaman Mon 17-Mar-14 18:10:30

My DD was like this - did loads of hiccups and was very fussy and cried a lot, in the end was diagnosed with silent reflux.

bigredtractor Tue 18-Mar-14 10:48:13

Watching with interest as this is my 1 week old DD to a tee... I was wondering whether I'm not winding her properly - I can hear it inside her but can't seem to get it out...

Abracadabra1 Tue 18-Mar-14 10:52:25

Sounds like silent reflux try keeping baby upright either tilt moses basket or carry in a sling. Cutting out dairy helped my lo, if you're bf may be worth a try.

tiktok Tue 18-Mar-14 11:09:10

If a healthy baby is squirming and grunting and wriggling and hiccuping and yet not distressed, then there is nothing actually wrong.

Yes, some babies are like this. They are getting used to new sensations and their digestive systems are immature.

But if they are truly uncomfortable with this they are miserable and upset.

It is normal to hear the bubbles and swirling sounds of the tummy and intestine too. Nothing wrong.

GingerMaman Tue 18-Mar-14 12:22:20

I would also highly recommend that you try going completely dairy free for two weeks. Completely dairy free means you can't have a lot of things but its definitely worth a shot. If it helps that means your baby has cows milk protein allergy in which case you can either remain dairy free and carry on bfing or look into options of giving specialised formula.

TheScience Tue 18-Mar-14 12:33:14

Cutting out dairy seems pretty extreme!

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