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anyone elses baby v windy since starting weaning?

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MadMonkeys Mon 01-Apr-13 10:59:26

Dd2 is just over 6 months. We started blw a couple of weeks ago, she loves it and actually eats quite a lot. I'm amazed how quickly she got the hang of it, it took dd1 a good couple of months of blw to really start eating. All food, except that it seems to be making her very windy. She's been waking at least every hour at night for the past week and I'm shattered. She is breast fed except for one bottle of formula at bedtime and has never been very windy before. Any words of wisdom or people with similar experiences? I'd really like lots of posts from people whose babies got over this in a few days then slept through the night ever after... smile

sharond101 Mon 01-Apr-13 22:30:22

My DS was like this it was like colic all over again and lasted for around 2 weeks then vanished. I do find if he has broccoli it comes on again.

MadMonkeys Wed 03-Apr-13 08:06:14

Thanks, that's exactly what I want to hear! I can do 2 weeks! She's not that keen on broccoli so I'll avoid it for a while.

MadMonkeys Sat 06-Apr-13 22:00:29

Anyone else? Beginning to wonder if this could be a food intolerance as she developed eczema around the same time, in my sleep deprived state I'm only just linking the two and wondering...

shmuf Sun 07-Apr-13 17:58:23

Watching this post!dd is 9mo and has been very sensitive to new the moment its milk products (and possibly wheat too!)Giving her grief..any advice on how to deal with the trapped wind would be greatly appreciated!anyone tried herbal 'teas' like peppermint leaves boiled in water?

10000Fireflies Fri 12-Apr-13 00:18:23

Shmuf my DS is also 9 months old and has been getting worse and worse at night, culminating in a hellish night with him awake from midnight to 5am. I thought it was trapped wind. Pharmacist suggested Colief - has worked like a dream - it reduces the lactose in milk which they can be intolerant to. I have also been giving him a Chamomile and Fennel tea with his lunch and dinner which seems to help, plus a daily dose or two of Boots colic drops - active ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate. Have just seen doc today and will be interested to hear what Paediatrician comes up with.

Mad did you have any joy with these issues?

MadMonkeys Fri 12-Apr-13 09:03:56

Hi fireflies, I'm fairly sure its an allergy or food intolerence. I cut out dairy, wheat and eggs from her diet at the weekend and within 3 days she's gone back to 8 hours undisturbed sleep, settles easily again and the eczema is massively better. I've got an appt with a paediatrician on Tuesday, private in the end as the NHS referal will be at least 6 weeks just for an initial consultation, and happily dh has medical insurance through his work which will cover the first appointment. i can't believe how quickly it all changed.

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