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ToonLass Mon 02-Feb-15 05:06:25

My DD is 3 months old and ebf, she's not bad at bringing up wind during the day but when I give her her nighttime feed, as well as her 2/3 during the night feeds, I can't get her to bring up any wind at all. This will be mainly because I feed to sleep, which I'm quite happy doing.

I try burping her for ages, in different positions etc, but i don't want to wake her up as t usually takes a good hour or so to settle her again confused.

As a result, I think, she ends up waking up sooner than she would do, with incredible wind from her rear end. She writhes around for ages, clearly uncomfortable, and the only thing that settles her is to feed her and so the cycle continues sad.

In have tried infacol, and she was in colief for about 6 to 8 weeks, but it didn't really help with the night time situation.

tiktok Mon 02-Feb-15 08:53:56

If the only thing that's worrying you about this us that your baby wakes a bit sooner than you think she might otherwise do, I'd be asking if there is any point in trying to make her fart....and I'd be wondering how you did that anyway smile

It's normal for babies to wake to feed more than once in the night. How about going with the flow?

tiktok Mon 02-Feb-15 08:54:54

Writhing is normal. If she's not crying she's not in pain or discomfort.

ToonLass Mon 02-Feb-15 09:12:40

Haha I don't try make her fart, I try make her burp, but if she doesn't hurt I think it ends up as a fart!

She only gets 2 or 3 feeds during the night which isn't bad, but if it wasn't for me rocking her (which I did from 430 -0700 this morning) I think she would wake a lot more frequently.

If she wasn't so windy I think she would sleep a lot more soundly and wouldn't be such a grump the next day....I think hmm

SoMuchForSubtlety Mon 02-Feb-15 09:24:56

DD was never a good burper. Try burping part way through each feed, not just at the end. And you do have to carry on patting them for quite a while sometimes, to get a tiny burp. And vary feeding position, some are better for windy babies than others, try different things to see what works for you two.

Infacol, by the way, will only bring up air from the stomach - it does nothing further down. And colief only works if the problem is lactose intolerance, which is very rare. There just isn't a lot you can do for babies with wind.

You have to stop the rocking for hours thing though - you'll never survive!

Poledra Mon 02-Feb-15 09:31:49

Umm, how firmly are you trying to get the wind up? I ask because my mother showed me how to burp my first baby, and she rubbed a lot harder than I would have done. She did quite slow but firm strokes.

DH was the WindMeister in our house - he can get any baby to burp grin. I have a theory it's because his nice big hands could get the pressure just right. I have many fond memories of milk-drunk babies sitting on their daddy's knee burping at him and him being so pleased about it! If they burped in his face now (at 11, 9 and 6 years old) I think he might be less so...

ToonLass Mon 02-Feb-15 10:03:14

SoMuch - I know, I know! Just so much easier to do to get her back to sleep than feeding her everytime she stirs (which always ends up as screaming if unattended!!). Any hints/tips would be well received smile

Poledra, I probably don't burp as vigorously as I should during the night, for fear of waking her. I do, however, spend about 20 mins rubing/patting post feed - and i burp changing between boobs too (well, I try anyway!). When she's feeding i can feel all the gas in her gut...can't be nice sad

tiktok Mon 02-Feb-15 11:57:32

ToonLass - feeling gas in a baby's tummy is normal. All babies have hardening of the tummy and visible/audible/tangible bubblings etc. That's just the gut working. Actually all adults have this, too. If you put your ear next to an adult's abdomen, you'll hear it. It's easier to be aware of a baby's inner workings, though smile

Call me cavalier, but I think 20 mins -plus active winding in the night is beyond the call of duty and could it be a waste of time? smile

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