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    Default Breastfeeding newborn and wind

    DS is 5/6 days old and is breastfeeding. He is barely sleeping of an evening and this started on day 4. He seems to have lots of wind. We are burping him successfully though.
    One midwife told me that it is the norm on day 4 for breastfed babies to be windy and sleep mainly throughout the day & be agitated in the evenings & this lasts for approximately a week.
    I had never heard of this?

    What can I be doing to ease this?

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    Hi hun, my ds3 is 5 days today too. Yes bub do get windy around then. Make sure you burp him really well before you put him down. The other thing is too look at is your diet, Are you eating something to give him extra windy eg peanuts.

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    Thanks yes I have been eating lots of veggies - no peanuts though.

    I know what the issue is (well I think) I have an oversupply/fast letdown and DS is gulping at feeds, despite me lying back for him to feed over me. The latch/attachment is all good though so I am a bit stumped on how to correct this...and manage to get all that wind up

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    It is really normal for them to be unsettled at this time, have you tried a warm bath? It often helps wind pain and will get them to settle

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    We had the same issue with our little boy, we used the infacol wind drops every second or third feed for a about a week and it really helped. We hardly need to use it know and he is 9 weeks old

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    You could try expressing a little before a feed. I used to have to do this so the initial letdown wasn't a strong.

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    Nicpic do you mean it is normal for a breastfed baby to be unsettled?
    I will try a warm bath before bedtime tonight.
    We have infants friend drops as infacol is for 1 month old and up.
    I am going to chat to the ABA re oversupply issue too.

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    Thanks am expressing a little beforhand but DS is still gulping

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    Its hard to find exactly whats causing it, my ds was like this for approximately 6 weeks and I think he just grew out of it. We tried lots of wind drops and infants friends, you name it we tried it. I understand how difficult this time is for you!

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    It's not just breastfed babies sugarplum, the evening is often referred to as "witching hour" which unfortunately lasts a lot longer than an hr!


 

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