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5 week old formula fed, VERY smelly wind

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Merryoldgoat Fri 23-Mar-18 11:56:04

My son is 5 weeks and I’m a bit worried about his feeding. He’s formula fed on Aptamil Comfort formula. He has a LOT of smelly wind and seems to be quite uncomfortable a lot of the time. He only poos once every 2/3 days and he is really tricky to wind during feeds which is leading to some quite bad vomits.

He’s not upset all the time, but he is a lot more fussy than my first baby. It just doesn’t feel quite right.

Any advice how I can stop the wind? Help him burp? Using infacol which helps a bit.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 25-Mar-18 19:08:35

Has anyone talked to you about CMPA? From what you’ve said it might be worth reading up on it smile

Merryoldgoat Sun 25-Mar-18 19:11:06

No, I’ve not heard about that - I’ll take a look.

Thanks very much! It’s so tricky - my first baby was like a Viking - big quick feeds, easy massive burps with no possetting at all and normal poo. No colic or anything. This is a bit of an adjustment...

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 25-Mar-18 19:14:16

Being fussy, smelly wind and squirming all sound as if they could be CMPA but obviously I’m not trained. Have a read of the link though, there’s a handy bit in there of how to discuss it with your Dr smile

littleleeleanne Sun 01-Apr-18 02:01:20

You should speak to the doctors about getting some cows milk free formula. My DS had awful wind whilst being BF & when I cut out dairy I noticed a difference straight away... later he had normal formula and was really ill. Just beware that the prescription milk nutamigen has a really strong smell/taste. Don't be shy to ask for a different one if your baby doesn't like it. Also ask for some intolerance tests sharpish

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