View Full Version : Desperate!!
Hi I am the mother to 9 month old twin boys. They were sleeping right through from about 8am until 5am which was great, but now they are waking up 3-4 sometimes 5 times a night with wind. Now I know it is wind because as soon as I pick one of them up they fluff and then go back to sleep. It seems like it is really painful for them to fluff. But during the day they pass wind fine. I have tried the Infantdrops, Gripe Water, Marina Formula, not having the fan on, giving them formula (I breastfeed still). Does anyone have any solutions? The lack of sleep is driving me crazy, especially having two!!
W & T's sleepy mummy
Hi lily81! You seem to have tried a lot, but have you tried infacol? it worked for a little while with my four year old, but then we swapped to brauer colic relief. It's an all natural product with things like chamomille (sp) in it. Talk to your pharmacist first, although it is non-perscription its better to make sure. It's a bit of a pain in that you have to give it every four hours, but it seems to make things better.
My boys colic used to come and go, but it seems to have gotten better now. Could they be teething perhaps? Either way - good luck - I hope you get some sleep soon!:)
They are teething, just getting their sixth tooth through. Could it be possible this is a symptom?
I'm so glad you're bfing them because you know they're getting optimal nutrition then regardless of what their digestive systems are doing right now! Sometimes babies can develop allergies to things we've eaten too though so you may want to look closely at what they're eating (if they have solids) as well as what you're eating. Dairy and wheat seem to be the big offenders and it's obviously something they're both consuming so try taking out all your dairy and see what happens. If nothing happens, try taking out all the wheat. I'd remove the formula totally as it is based on things that many babies have allergies to. Bm will do them beautifully :) You can also take them to an osteopath and have a gentle adjustment which often works wonders for windy/colicky/reflux babies. There are also some other foods that can cause wind in a few babies and they tend to be green leafies - cabbage, broccoli, that kind of thing. Let me know how you go and I'll chase up some others for you.
I tried taking out dairy a while ago but I lost heaps of weight and ended up being under weight but I will try again now that they are a little older. I really enjoy breastfeeding but at 2am in the morning after I have been awake with them for an hour I must admit I have been contemplating just putting them on formula and hoping they would sleep through so I could get some sleep. But my heart always wins and I want to perservere with the breastfeeding.
The formula won't necessarily help them sleep and it's not really going to do them any good. Bfing twins is hard work and you are doing such a brilliant job!!!!! Women like you deserve medals! If you're having night feeds for 2 I hope that you're keeping them close, at least in your room. A sidecar cot has worked well for several of my friends with twins as it just gives that extra room without mama having to get up to feed. If dairy didn't make a difference there's always wheat to try.
Have you also tried giving them their baths before bed to relax them then feeding them & letting them lay on their tummies for a while after or even burping them on their tums ? Not sure if it will be much help but i found this sometimes helped my bub as he had bad wind/colic & the pressure on his tummy was a relief.
You will also find teething playing a role in their broken sleep some babies have no trouble whereas others have a horrible time. Mine was the latter, lots of cuddles are in order when teeth are being a bother & brauers teething relief is also really good or dymadon when desperate !
Good luck they are gorgeous bubbas !!!!!
hey there! Experienced something similar with bub. When you feed with a bottle, feed for no more than 4 minutes, then burb, feed again, then burp etc. Same with breast every few minutes feed, then birp - this routine helped heaps when bub was a few months old. Seriously give it a go! it worked for me!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.