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    Default Unhappy little chappy

    My boy is 7 weeks now. He's been super fussy when I b/feed him. He'll feed for literally 30 second then come of and on constantly while crying. Then today he just wouldn't settle for sleeps. He'd fall asleep on the boob and when I'd put him in the cot, he'd really cry. Usually after a big of patting and shushing, he'd drift off to sleep no worries. But today he barely got a wink of good sleep.
    Any ideas on what this could be? Growth spurt? Colic/reflux symptoms?
    I should mention that he never really seems happy to be put down for periods of time and if I do, he wants to sit up.
    My dd wasn't like this when she was a newby.

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    He sounds just like my 6 wk old ds. I find it mostly just wind from my fast flow. As he grows and he will be able to cope with it better. I say it part growth spurt and part wind.

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    I do try and burp him frequently. He also has a lot of gas so I do lots of leg rolls, tummy massage, etc. I'd say your right though. It just occurred to me that last night while we were out I gave him two bottles if expressed milk. I've got a feeling that that milk was mostly foremilk from when I had an over supply. Because this morning he woke up with a green poo which I understand is a typical sign of foremilk and minimal hind milk.

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    Yeah ds has heaps of burping but you can still the blue around lips indcating more gas. I can't get it all up either and he is his my sixth bub so I know a lot of tricks. It just part of who he is. It will settle down soon I am sure.

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    Hi op,

    If you can spare the cash go onto the website for the association of lactation consultants - as well as being experienced in helping with bf issues a number are also qualified nurses or midwifes and can be of great help. They can guide you with suitable bf positions and strategies to help with settling,. And the big positive is they come to you!
    If you are really concerned in regards to his sleep, feeding and settling a number of private hospitals have mother and baby units where you can receive additional support either as a day stay or residential stay.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotmum2be View Post
    Hi op,

    If you can spare the cash go onto the website for the association of lactation consultants - as well as being experienced in helping with bf issues a number are also qualified nurses or midwifes and can be of great help. They can guide you with suitable bf positions and strategies to help with settling,. And the big positive is they come to you!
    If you are really concerned in regards to his sleep, feeding and settling a number of private hospitals have mother and baby units where you can receive additional support either as a day stay or residential stay.

    Hope that helps.
    If cash is a concern (or it'd just be nice to have more rather than less!), maybe see if your maternal and child health centre offers any lactation assistance.

    Mine did, and while it took about a week to get in (I went twice at different stages of my DS's early life) it was free and as good as anything you'd pay for. I did have to leave the house, but the MCH centre was local and no one there cared about tracksuit pants!


    We also went to 2 day sleep schools and found the first fantastic (at 4-5 months), and the second quite ineffective (at 8 months). These take a while to get into, so I really recommend calling early before you're desperate!

    Good luck!

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    Hi, Have you tried Infacol for the wind? I think bubs can have it from 6 weeks onwards.

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    Yes. I'm using infacol. It does help a lil bit. I rang the sleep school today. Get a phone interview next thursday. I actually went in when my DD was 7 months so know what to expect I guess.
    I've also tried different b/feeding positions to see if that will help.
    See how we go I guess!

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    I'm not sure at what age you can start but we found gripe water more effective than infacol if that would be worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I'm not sure at what age you can start but we found gripe water more effective than infacol if that would be worth a try.
    I also found that along with gripe water, infants friends was really good and you can use this from day one. There is also a brauer product which is a homeopathic that most chemists stock I think it was called colic relief, which you could also use from day one.

    Hope it gets better for you soon.


 

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