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Can anyone help.. My 4 month old son suffers badly from bowel colic. He starts grunting really badly in pain from about 1am onwards and goes until morning when he wakes properly at about 7am. I have tried everything i can think of the Dr has said to use Donnalix with infants friend which i am doing. i have also tried changing formular's, gripe water, infacol and food such as farx, pears, apples, custard but notheing seem to work.
If anyone has any ideas i would love to hear them.:crying:
My immediate thought is that maybe you're changing too much, but I don't know when you've tried all the things you've listed. Stop changing things and try one thing for at least 4 days, if not a week. Choose one formula, one treatment (infacol, infants friends, gripe water) and ...
stop feeding anything other than milk. Josh appears more unsettled when he's starting a new food. His recent attempt at pears failed and made him quite unsettled.
Does he sleep at night and make noise in his sleep, or stay awake and grizzle?
Why do you think it's wind pain? What does he do when he's in pain?
Not sure if this will help, but my pharmacist told me about it the other day and he said it works really well. It is supposed to help with upper wind and lower wind.
Give 1ml of Infacol and 5mins later, give 30mls of body temperature water with just the tiniest bit of sugar in it...just enough to make it sweet.
I also second what mim said, maybe you are changing too much. Might also pay to get a second opinion.
firstly thank you for you replys..
he makes the noise in his sleep all night and the reason i think it is wind is because he gets a little releif when he farts. it will evenually wake him crying and i get up and the farts just run out of him. then i will give him a bit of a bottle if he wants it and he will sleep well for about and hr and it will start all over again.
i am going to stopped giving him food today and see how that goes. but he was like it before we stared giveing him anything and he loves his pears and farx but i will give anything a go.
i have try all the different things over a period of time but i have never tried then more then 24hr cause they have all made him worst do you thing i shoud try then for longer.
i forgot to mention that his bowl movements are good he will once or twice a day and they are normal.
mim1 - has made great points ... my bubs has severe reflux and we are under a pead gi - she has been looking for food lately - so we tried her on the farex - but for her the texture makes her gag too much - so he suggests either apple, pear or pureed pumpkin (he said just to pick one and keep her on it for a couple of weeks...) and basically give it too her as often as she wants - but no more than about 1 teaspoon a sitting - with a maximum of 1/2 jar a day ?? so she can have 5,6,7, or even 8 sittings of the apple (yes we chose apple which she loves and he suggested to use organic (less of a chance with regards to allergies ) so there is a orchard apple - which isn't as tart as the heinz brand - she shares the bottle over 2 days... )
mho . - i wonder if it is the wind pain - it sounds like reflux to me - babies start digesting their food about 1 - 2 hours after feeding - this is when the most discomfort starts for the reflux baby.... they get unsettled and won't like being lied down - check out the RISA site (just google it or there a links under this thread to it ) - go have a chat to your gp and see what they suggest - if it is reflux sometimes a little meds can help out .. even a little mylanta .. .. you could actually try a little mylanta yourself and see if that helps - depending on how heavy bubs is - i think it is about 2 mls after a feed - (we found she needed it to settle more than anything and gave her a dummy straight after and she would fall asleep... - btw - a dummy is great for reflux babies to - it helps to encourage to suck - which in turn helps to settle
down the acid ... )
i could be wrong - but read the risa site and hopefully things settle for you soon :hugs:
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