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    Default Windy bub - what else can I do?!?

    Hi I am just after some suggestions on what I can do next.. Hoping someone can help!! I have a Dr's appointment on Thursday to discuss (our nurse is on holidays & her "replacement" just googles things in front of me so I may as well do it myself!)..

    My bub is 7wks on Thursday & fully formula fed on Bellamy's organic. She was breastfed exclusively until 4wks when two bouts of mastitis & a death in the family made me really struggle with breastfeeding so I switched to formula.

    She had always been windy even on the boob, but it's been bad lately (3days). It happens throughout the day so I don't believe its colic. She has been screaming in pain and her tummy get so hard and I can hear stuff rumbling around. I calm her down and then happens again - vicious cycle.

    We use Dr Browns bottles (tried MAM, didn't have much luck at all), add infacol, burp her at least 3 time during feeds, keep her up right for about 30mins after as well and use infants friend. Loads of flatulence.

    She has a BM pretty much every day and (sorry TMI) is green, thick like peanut butter. She catnaps during the day (only one sleep cycle really) but sleeps through the night. I have the wonder weeks app and she had her first leap last week.

    I just wanted to know if anyone has any formula suggestions? Would lactose free help? Or if it could be silent reflux? I am confused about the symptoms I read on spilt milk. Constipation?

    I just don't know where to go next!

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    Sounds like silent reflux to me. I thought DD had wind too and screamed in pain after every feed.

    We tried lactose free formula and no difference. So after 5 months of trying to get someone to take me seriously she was on soy formula and Nexium (like losec but higher dose) and within weeks she was a different baby.

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    I thought my DD was colicy/windy as she was the same (at about the same age) she was a catnapper too.
    Turns out she was just tired.
    I started carrying her in the baby carrier during the day when she was tired and she slept longer and all her 'symptoms' went away. The paed tried to tell me she had reflux but my gut instinct didn't buy it.
    She still is a fart monster but all the cryin and carry on was because she was exhausted.
    Might be worth investigating for you. See if better sleep cures the problem.

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    My bub was doing the same thing through the day, she's now 10 weeks old. A dr told me she had reflux and gave me anti reflux formula but I didn't use it because it didn't make sense that she would sleep well at night If she had reflux.
    I read a lot of reviews on the new A2 platinum formula and decided to switch to it (was using nan comfort) and now she is so much more settled, burps easier, less hungry, and her poo's are every second or third day as opposed to constant straining and trying to poo on the nan comfort.
    I'd absolutely recommend the formula, it's definitely more expensive but well worth the money.

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    Massage helped us manage DD3's wind - massaging her tummy in a clockwise direction helps move the air through their bowels, also cycling their little legs as if on a bike and bending both knees up over their tummy and gently rocking backwards & forwards. I used to do this to her several times a day (every nappy change, before and after a bath, whenever I out her on floor, whenever she was a bit grizzly - but not if really full on crying).

    Also during the day she would sleep much better and longer if I carried her in the hug-a-bub. Being in the upright position seemed to make her more comfortable - she was a little farter and I could often feel her going when she was asleep!

    Goodluck!

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    The Green poo suggests to me that she's not tolerating the dairy too well. Dd6 had bright green poos and I've been told it's a sign of dairy intolerance. Is the rumbling noise coming from the guts? If so it sounds like she's not digesting the milk in her intestines rather than having a reflux issue (someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think reflux is a stomach acid/oesophagus issue). The bloating is a common symptom with lactose intolerance/IBS/fructose malabsorption.

    There's a few reasons that can happen, she might be intolerant of whole cows milk, lactose, protein and maybe others. Dd6 is dairy allergic but also had fructose mskabsorption so she probably can't handle lactose either but we haven't tested because of the allergy).

    I would trial a non-dairy formula and see if she settles down. If that helps I would go to the gp and get a referral to a paediatrician who specialises in food issues, not necessarily a straight-up allergist. Does she get any other symptoms like rashes, hives, vomiting etc?
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    Oh and a good trick I learned was to pop her into a nice warm baby Bath so the water is up over her tummy. It's like hugging a hot water bottle when you have period pain. I found it best to use a baby Bath because the warm Bath often helps bring on a poo, and the baby Bath is easier to clean lol (barf sorry!)

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    My son was the same... we put him on novalac colic and hes been great ever since...

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    Green poo is definitely an intolerance sign.

    Intolerance can cause acid in the gut which leads to reflux and silent reflux, this is what my DD had but was pretty much 5 months old before we found that out.

    I made the mistake of thinking it was wind and did the bicycle legs thing even at night, not realising it was causing her more trouble with her reflux from all the movement.

    Wind is often self diagnosed and therefore misdiagnosed. Definitely try a soy or lactose free formula.

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    My DS has silent reflux and I could match your description word for word. I currently have him on losec and Karicare AR formula it's all that really helps him.


 

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