Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:00 pm
Post subject: Didn't think it started so early
My daughter is 2 days old and has had an episode each night of trapped wind. I'm breastfeeding but up until this morning it was just colostrum that she's been getting..so actually didnt think she'd be getting enough to cause actual wind
It seems to be between 2-4am and she gets so upset bless her ..she's such a content little gal normally.
I've just got some infacol today to see if that'll help but I just feel it's still a but early for 'medicines' lol even though it says 'from birth onwards'
Anyone else's baby suffering with gripy winds already?
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:22 pm
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:09 pm
I remember using it with Oliver but I think he was a week or so before we did. I just think she's still a tiny dot lol
My milk has just come in today so I've just been trying to keep her upright after feeds etc. So we'll see what tonight brings.
Also...what's the 'witching hour'?
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:36 pm
'witching hour' is theslang term to describe the time when some babies cry for no medical / explainable reason what so ever, and is usually the same time each day until around 3 months.
It can last for several hours (despite it an 'hour') and baby is just inconsolable for that time - Evie had this daily between 3pm and 5.30pm every day though I know of some people say their babies who have it in the night
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:24 pm
I cant remember when it was, but I dont think she as very old, but I remember lying on the bed with her pulling her knees up, screaming, red in the face and I was rubbing her stomach and she let out an almighty trump and settled!
I agree with the 'witching hour' ours was 4-7(ish) and lasted well past 3 months!
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:52 pm
Try biclycling her legs, Anais has suffered bad wind since i started bf i also rock her back n forth n give her soine a good straighten when i wind her. It does come up evebtually.
She has days where she will just have a good scream cos she can lol. She also hates the infacol n just spits it out xx
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:23 pm
Well she's done a mega poo this eve..fed, washed and ready for bed, pooed again and trumps for england!!, I gave her someone that infacol and omg you should have seen the face she pulled
Well she had a tiny bit and sat up a bit after feeds so we'll see if any of that works xx
Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:12 pm
My daughter developed bad wind/colic at about 2 weeks old. I do baby massage: long gentle sweeps down from chest to stomach, clockwise circles around her belly, bicycing and bringing her legs gently up to her stomach to help her fart!
I also tried infacol (helped initially), gripe water (okay when i was expressing but she wont keep it down if i use a spoon - pipette etc), dentanox colic drops (she hated this - gagged and puked it up) and colief (expensive - a faff - but it works! I think dr can perscribe it - mine refused!) I would try the cheaper ones first as they may work for you - colief is mch more to do with helping the stomach digest the milk.
She's getting much better now at 10 weeks - she now farts for England - so it doesnt last forever.
Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Its awful isn't it Erin..seeing them struggle when Oliver was a baby he used to get himself in such a state trying to poo.
My milk came in Friday/Saturday and it's made a bit of difference now she's got rid of all the maconium poo. I've been giving her infacol on an eve (I know it says every feed but she really does hate the stuff) and I gave her a dummy yesterday as she was attached to my boob all night Saturday night more for comfort than food...and the dummy has worked a treat. Last night she slept from 11pm till 9am with 2 feeds not sure if it's a one off but it's a step in the right direction at least.
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:09 pm