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Waking up with wind after dreamfeeding - what to do?

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themothership Tue 05-Jul-05 19:37:49

Hi, my dh gives our 6 week old dd a dreamfeed of ebm every night (around 11pm) so that I can get to bed early. Problem is that she then wakes up with really bad wind at about 2-3pm. It seems to be defeating the point of dreamfeeding her in the first place because she's waking up earlier than she would if she was waking up hungry (I do feed her, but she usually only has 10 minutes on the breast which isn't much for her).

Infacol doesn't seem to agree with her, and I don't know if anyone has had a similar experience and got any suggestions.

ZoeC Tue 05-Jul-05 19:40:18

what happens if you skip the dreamfeed altogether? I have tried dreamfeeding and I've tried not dreamfeeding and I'm not convinced how much difference it makes tbh although I know lots swear by it.

themothership Thu 07-Jul-05 21:07:40

Haven't tried recently going without a df - too worried about taking the risk at the moment since she's absolutely awful at her daytime sleep and I'm knackered!

wheresmyfroggy Thu 07-Jul-05 21:11:26

we used to do this with dd1 and generally managed to wind her pretty thoroughly after without waking her, and if she did wake she was usually so 'drunk' on the milk she fell straight back again. but every baby is different, hope things work out for you

starlover Thu 07-Jul-05 21:13:29

do the same as WMF... ds usually wakes up a bit but goes straight back to sleep!

themothership Thu 07-Jul-05 21:16:42

Which winding position did you use? Did you carry on until you got a burp? I usually sit dd up with her chin in my hand, but she's quite difficult to get a burp out of at the best of times.

wheresmyfroggy Thu 07-Jul-05 21:19:48

moving positions from the one you do to over the shoulder whilst winding will help, it sometimes took ages but we just used to persevere till we got a decent burp out

starlover Thu 07-Jul-05 21:21:00

yep.;.. i'm an over the shoulder gal!

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