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My baby is now 6 weeks old and it is a real mission to feed her. She seems to be hurting everytime i try. She fusses alot while she's drinking and then when i try and burp her she starts screaming and it takes forever to calm her down or even get a burp. Not quite sure what is going on, i never had problems like this with my first DD. Does anyone know what might be going on and how i can fix it.
She is also formula fed so maybe that is causing the problems, i just don't know.
I hate seeing my baby in pain so any suggestions would be wonderful.
There could be heaps of reasons why she is like that...what types of bottles are you using??? If it is due to colic/wind I would suggest trying NUK bottles (teets) or another type of bottle that is specifically designed to reduce the amount of air the baby sucks through with the milk...It could be that she is lactose intolerant..I have no idea what to do if that is the case , or perhaps you could try holding her in more of an upright position when you are giving her the bottle so that she isnt laying flat and trying to suck...that could help...you could also try feeding her some warm water occasionally....it may be the formula you are giving her...maybe it is too rich? you could try asking a chemist what they think or just go and speak to your doctor...sorry cant be of much help! GoodlucK!
OH! and also when you go to the chemist you could also ask about this liquid (Im not sure what it is called) but you put a couple of drops in the milk and supposedly it helps with colic aswell...it stops the air from coming up also.
What type of formula are you using? I had similar problems with DD and she was on S26. My CHN advised I change to Karicare AR (anti reflux). Does she vomit a lot or is it just wind? Even changing to normal Karicare fromula may help as it is vegetable based where as S26 is cows milk based which tends to affect little tummies.
I used Avent variable flow teats which are great. They have little nodules on them so you know what flow you sre using depending on where the nodule is facing.
I have had two very chucky and vey windy bubs and sorry to say not a lot of medication or natural remedies help. I just had to ride it out.
we are using the avent bottles too so i know she doesn't swallow too much air. Although we do have her on the s26 formula, so i will give the Karicare formula a go. I'm going to see the clinic midwife tomorrow so i will ask her if she thinks i should use the anti reflux one. She does vomit a bit but i don't think it's enough to be worried about.
I've tried Infacol which are drops you put in there bottle which helps bring up wind but it didn't help much. She did bring up wind a bit easier but she still squirmed and cried lots during her bottle.
Thankyou for your help it is very much appreciated.
It sounds more like reflux than colic to me, if she is fussing a lot all day with feeds it is generally reflux, colic is more likely to be in the pm hours.
Here is some stuff on colic
here is some stuff on reflux
With colic I really recommend the Marina infant colic drops they worked really well.
With the formula the karicare one is meant to be good, but also I recomment the Nan HA Gold which is hydrolysed formula (milk formula but broken down) which is easier for babies to break down, so it doen't sit as long as other formulas.
My bubs is 8 weeks. but BF, and has started vomiting and having fussy periods as well. There are so many reasons babies get like this so the cause is probably different for both of us, I hope your bubs feels better soon. But I thought I might share some things we do to make our bubs feel better.
-dont lay her flat, prop up mattres, change table mat and so on with towels underneath.
-massage belly with baby aromatherapy oil, soft massage in a circular motion.
-deep hot bath, I find this releases her bowels and calms her while she is in the bath. I figured at least if shes not crying she has less chance of vomiting.
-carry her in a moby wrap while she sleep. My bub falls asleep after about 5 minutes while in her wrap.
Hope some of these ideas work for you.
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