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9 wk old terrible wind

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littlealien01 Thu 03-Apr-14 11:47:51

Dd is 9 weeks old and this week she is really strugglingwith wind. Im breast feedingandam taking her off thebreast regularly to wind her(she produces huge adult volume belches) and trying to keep her upright after a feed but shes still constantly burping, straining (archedback, flailing limbs), farting and yelping in pain as she does and crying.

Its affecting her sleep as she wakes herself up, and so she seems constantly sleepy and unhappy. Shes really struggling to be put on her back but daytime sleeps on me, esp over my shoulder or on her front (as a last resort watched like a hawk)

Im finding ways to sooth her but really want to solve the core problem, were using infacol and occasiobal gripe water and its a new problem so dont think allergies.

I did think it was oversupply as she took much less then suddenly fed constantly over last wkend in reaction to her vaccinations but have been trying to block feed and my boobs seem to have settled altho theyre still feeling full.

I just want my happy lively dd back! Should i takeher to gp? Is it just a phase as her digestive system matures? Could it be a response to vaccinations? Id really appreciate any suggestions

Sorry for length and typos

Dontforgetyourbrolly Thu 03-Apr-14 13:43:59

My 7 week old boy is like this too. He is ff though. The squirming and arching of the back plus crying is quite alarming at times.

Would be interested to hear any advice , I too am trying infacol and debating whether to take him to the gp. Scared they will just laugh at me !

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 03-Apr-14 14:22:15

Ds was the same I gave him weak Fennell tea.

sittingatmydeskagain Thu 03-Apr-14 14:24:19

Every 9 week old I have met in the last year has been the same, and both of my boys were too. They seem to grow out of it as they get a bit older.

littlealien01 Thu 03-Apr-14 16:31:17

Thank sittingatmydesk thats reassuring at least

ruth4321 Thu 03-Apr-14 17:15:30

sounds like my little boy he is 8 months old now and I have been back and forth to the docs and only now have I been referred to the hospital with him! Im almost convinced its silent reflux but as hes getting older hes better he still has mega screaming in pain fits with wind sometimes but nowhere near as often as when he was tiny! It gets easier!

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