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On antibiotics - anything I can do to help my very windy baby?

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ManoloChooBoutin Wed 17-Apr-19 03:22:07

I have a 2 week old baby and I'm BFing her. I'm now nearly 2 days into a 7 day course of antibiotics (for me - infected tear stitches) and they're making her really windy to the point she's sobbing crying. Is there anything I can do to help her?

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Rarfy Wed 17-Apr-19 03:23:43

Have a look at infacol. Congrats BTW!

thismeansnothing Wed 17-Apr-19 03:29:52

Infacol
Think she's too little for gripe water think that's from 4 weeks
Dentinox
Tummy massage
Bicycle legs
Lots n lots of winding in various positions

ManoloChooBoutin Wed 17-Apr-19 07:56:06

Thanks. I feel so bad for her. She's in pain because of something being done to fix me sad

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Rarfy Wed 17-Apr-19 10:49:51

My dd had terrible wind and is just starting to get a little better. It is awful seeing them screaming when trying to pass it. I was so distressed. Infacol definitely helped. We used colactase drops as well. She is getting much better now at 14wks.

Merename Fri 19-Apr-19 21:50:12

You can give her probiotics to protect her gut - I used these with my baby who was a bit older but I remember they said can be used from birth - www.amazon.co.uk/OptiBac-Probiotics-babies-children-Sachets/dp/B0015X566O?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

Merename Fri 19-Apr-19 21:51:27

And try not to feel guilty. You wouldn’t be much good to her with a raging infection would you smile

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