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Windy baby - Help!

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Wilberforce2 Tue 04-Mar-14 22:03:52

My dd is now 9 days old and everything is going well except that she is so so windy and no matter what we do it refuses to budge. She is ff and I wind her half way through when she takes a break and then again at the end, we do normally get a burp half way through but that's it and then for a long while after she is screwing up her face, pulling her legs up and going very red whilst making angry noises! I've tried some Dentinox in her bottle tonight and it hasn't made any difference but I appreciate that it may take some time to work, in the meantime I was wondering if anyone has any tips? Feeds are currently taking 1-1.5 hours because of the time spent trying to get the trapped wind out, she really does look in pain sometimes and if she does fall asleep it only last 10/15 minutes before she cries out.


JRmumma Tue 04-Mar-14 22:06:39

What bottles do you use? My DS was v windy as you describe and dr browns bottles were a god send. They are a bit of a faff but worth it. But buy the travel caps for bottle shaking or it goes everywhere!

DirtyDancing Tue 04-Mar-14 22:44:16

I don't have a windy baby, but listening to my NCT friends who do, there are different things you can do to try & get it moving, such as bicycle legs & massaging the tummy. My baby massage classes showed how to massage the tummy safely so it might be worth getting a book on it or going to a local class.

LittleBearPad Tue 04-Mar-14 22:56:32

Dr browns bottles are really good so worth trying.
Infacol may work and from memory is ok from birth.
Tiger in the tree hold may help it puts pressure on their tummies.
Bicycling her legs and baby massage - massage her tummy clockwise with the palm if your hand, gently but firmly.

Good luck!

Rosieliveson Tue 04-Mar-14 23:11:34

The dentinox may work. It needs a few feeds to build up apparently. Was told by HV. I used unfamiliar which was very similar. Needed to be given with each feed to have any effect.

You could look into a tummy tub (I think that's the name) if things don't get better. It's an uptight bathtub that I've heard good things about for windy babies.

Good luck grin

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