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6mth old baby with wind pain overnight

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Nichola2310 Fri 01-Mar-19 10:14:54

My boy is 6months and has no problem during the day. He burps easily after a bottle and farts all day long. However at night he is a disaster. He goes down about 8 and is usually up within an hour screaming in pain and full of wind. Then last night he cried nearly every hour, then he’d fart a lot, and go straight back to sleep.

We use mam bottles, hipp milk, I’ve used colactase drops, infacol, gripe water. We wind him well before bed, bicycle legs, etc etc.

What confuses me the most is how there’s even that much wind in there in the first place. My mum, who has seen plenty of babies, says she’s never seen a baby with as much wind as him.

When I’ve spoken to doctor/health visitor they say all babies have wind, but I really thought by 6mths these problems would be behind us.

Anyone in the same boat?

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ReaganSomerset Fri 01-Mar-19 13:39:58

Not in the same boat, no, but have you tried baby massage on his tummy?

birdybirdbird Fri 01-Mar-19 14:52:39

My 5 month old is really similar! Wakes every 1-2 hours and will only feed back to sleep which I’m convinced is just comfort sucking to ease the pain/relaxes him enough to let the farts out. We’ve tried dentinox, gripe water, infacol and nothing helped. A tummy massage sometimes helps get rid of it when he’s screaming in the middle of the night but doing it regularly hasn’t made a difference. Mine is mainly breast fed, with a couple of small formula feeds a day. We tried varying the time of them and it also made no difference. I’m at the point where I’m wondering if I should take him to the GP but it sounds like that’s a non-starter! I know babies are windy but not like this! I have no idea if there’s anything they can prescribe??

butteryellow Fri 01-Mar-19 15:30:01

My youngest I swear was part bagpipe, that child farted continously (has improved now he's 5, but still the fartiest child of my acquaintance)

We always carried him froggy style (so legs inside a carrier, knees up and splayed around the front of whoever was carrying him), which I think helped to let it out before he got too full of it. Around the house the cycling was of limited use, because being on his back seemed to be the issue - instead we'd put him into a kind of downward dog style position over our knee and kinda rub him until the inevitable happened.

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