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Winding sleepy baby

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lazzaroo Thu 14-Feb-13 14:52:15

how do you do it? DD is 6 weeks old. Main problem is at night. She is tending to feed at 8/9pm and then sleeping till 1am. But after feeding her at 1 (she is breastfed) she is difficult to wind and so can be unsettled rest of the night & usually wakes up with trapped wind. She is usually too unsettled to go back down in her cot and has to co-sleep from 1 until she wakes.

It happens in the day too if she falls asleep feeding. She'll often then wake up crying & obviously in discomfort. Any tips?

melrose Thu 14-Feb-13 15:00:32

Wind her midway through/towards the end of the feed before she gets too sleepy, then let her finish off the feed and just put her down

minipie Fri 15-Feb-13 17:38:59

watching with interest, I have the same issue for night feeds. Have tried ^this but the trouble is that she falls asleep as soon as I hold her upright for burping (I know, weird) so then she ends up not having finished her feed as well as not having burped.

YouCantTeuchThis Fri 15-Feb-13 17:47:37

My top winding tricks:

You need to get them perfectly upright to allow the gas to come up, slightly slouched with you holding their chin tends not to be as effective unless they are easy burpers!

Walking fingers up spine gently usually makes them straighten their back and can help.

Supporting under arms and chin, I would hold baby almost not touching my leg (IYKWIM!) so that back was straight and gently rock back and forwards then side to side. Much more effective that all that back-rubbing and banging.

Love winding babies grin so satisfying!

lazzaroo Sat 16-Feb-13 16:02:16

Thanks for tips. Anything is worth a try! Need to get some sleep after 1am. She is my second DD & first was a nightmare with wind too but I don't remember her being so unsettled at night.

I keep her upright for up to an hour after feeds as she as tendency to bring milk up if led straight down. But she is SO sleepy after taking her 1am feed that getting wind out is tricky. If I stop her half way o wind, she'll just be fast asleep & so not finish her feed. Tend not to lie down to wake with nappy change etc because f the slight reflux.

Will try new techniques tonight!

Iggly Sat 16-Feb-13 18:36:14

I used to lie dd across my lap on her left hand side facing me (had to be that way) and stroke her side upwards while gently wiggling my thighs.

Or hold against my chest facing me and rub her back while bouncing up and down.

My two were like this - they had silent reflux too so didn't cope well with wind.

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