I have a little boy who is now around 4.5 weeks of age.
I am struggling to understand how he could be so different from my first (DD now nearly 3). She from the start was a great sleeper - she did have wind issues for nearly 3 months but that generally settled in time.
This one from the beginning has made it very clear that he is VERY different from his sister. He does struggle with wind, especially in his tummy. He also is suffering from constipation issues. After consultation with the Paedeatrician he is on 2ml of lactoluse to help soften his poo. I am also adding 10ml of water to his formula. He is currently breast and bottle fed but my supply is quickly drying up.
I am thinking the lactoluse is giving him his stomach pains but the Paedeatrician wants to clean him out and give his bowels a kick start until I see the Paed again when he is around 9 weeks old.
He has two feeds at night around 10ish and maybe around 2am but that does vary. After that 2am feed he is sooooo grunty and windy and is in a lot of pain for the rest of the night.
I think what I am getting at is that I am struggling to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I know it will get better as he gets older but it is so hard at the moment.
I have also started putting him in the sling during the day if he is particularly upset and in pain (usually in the afternoon) but I am afraid that I am making things difficult by starting this - what if he will only sleep in the sling? Will he stop sleeping in his cot?
I never even used the sling with my first!
Can somebody offer a little reassurance that things will get better - has anybody else suffered with a particularly windy little one and when will they sort through it?