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    Default BF 1 month old with belly pains

    Hi everyone,

    My LO is 1 month old today and have noticed that he has belly aches. I was watching him today in his bassinette and while trying to sleep a stomach cramp comes on and he lifts his legs up and cries for the duration of the pain and then relaxes and tries to sleep again, this cycle continues until eventually it stops (was approx 30 mins today). Sometimes he lets out quite a lot of wind during this period also. Once he does settle, he can wake up after his sleep and again let out a lot of wind. He may settle on us for instance, sleeping more upright I guess and then as soon as he lies in his bassinette he becomes unsettled.

    He is a pooing machine (which is not uncommon for this age?) and his poos are yellow in colour and feeds well and quite regularly (anywhere between 1 -3 hours). He is putting on weight as per normal. I have heard his belly gurgling and his stomach seems sensitive to touch.

    Has anyone experience this and what did you have eliminate from your diet? I have a Paed appt in 2 weeks time but in the mean time I was thinking of eliminaing onion and garlic as they are gassy foods but anything else?

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    There is so many things that its recommended to eliminate, its a wonder we can eat anything! :-) dairy is one thing to try, chocolate and gassy vegetables (broccoli, brussel sprouts etc) I also tried infacol which I didn't find helped my son but I've heard lots of people say it helped their babies.

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    Sounds like normal newborn behaviour to me.

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    U cud try burping him throughout feeding, if he lets u.... Sometimes they just get really cranky and it's not worth it warm baths, 'bicycle legs,' infacol, (I'm pretty sure that's what it's called), massage and process of elimination diet on ur behalf are all things u can try. Cut the obvious one first- dairy- and see if u think it makes a difference... It may take a few days b4 u notice a change.

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    I don't think he would have a significant intolerance or sensitivity if he's otherwise happy and his poos are good! It all sounds very normal
    Infants friend I found was good for gas though if you want to try it.

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    Dairy is a biggy. Also do you bf? If your supply is good and going well try bfing from just one side at each feed. Too much of the foremilk gives bubbas wind and pains as well. Made a difference overnight to my little one.

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    Dairy is a biggy. Also do you bf? If your supply is good and going well try bfing from just one side at each feed. Too much of the foremilk gives bubbas wind and pains as well. Made a difference overnight to my little one.

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    Sounds normal and can relate. We ended up at the gp with DD at 3wks as she appeared in sooo much pain, we became pretty concerned (worrisome 1st timers here!)

    Dr didn't think too much of it as she was putting on weight, wet nappies etc. Just put it down to too much trapped wind which had made its way further down and an immature system. I make sure to burp her more and she has got much better as she has grown (now 10wks). She's still a gassy little thing but is not distressed. Very classy young lass!

    I asked about eliminating milk products and gp did not recommend it at that stage as her nappies were otherwise 'normal' and didn't indicate an intolerance

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