My DD3 is 7 weeks, was 6 week early.
Anyway she screams her tummy gurgles loudly all the time
She is a Breastfed baby
We have done
*Warm water in bottle
*Bike movements with legs
Other things that I prob cannot think of atm im so tired I love my little girl so much I hate seeing her look at me like she is saying take the pain away mummy
we are looking at taking her to a chiropractor or something simillar anyone had any sucess with that kind of thing?
Thank you in advance
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29-03-2012 15:26 #1
Tummy troubles with my baby girl
29-03-2012 18:49 #2
29-03-2012 19:14 #3
Having same issues with my newborn. She was also early, I do believe it is just an immature digestive system and my oversupply. Feeding lying down seems to help, as well as holding her up on my shoulder for 15min after feeding (only feed from 1 side per feed).
I had great success with a chiro with my firstborn so will be trying again with this one.
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29-03-2012 19:18 #4Senior Member
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I'd head to a paed and an osteopath and see what they have to say/can do. I hope you get it sorted soon xx
29-03-2012 19:53 #5
Hun, it sounds very much like silent reflux... My DD2 is now 7.5 months old, but around 3 weeks, I started noticing all of the following symptoms - it was terrible. Also, how big was bub born (my DD2 was small, and her digestive tract would not have been quite mature yet)...
Her symptoms were:
Having to suck 24/7 be it the b00b, dummy or her fist;
Gurgling, gulping, hiccuping, grunting, squirming (we would hear it come up, she'd swallow, then we'd hear it go back now and then she'd scream);
Needing to be upright (which helped a little);
Needing to change position every 10 minutes or so;
When lied down she would grimace in pain;
Feeding every 1.5 hours;
Not burping despite our every effort;
About 30 minutes after a feed literally losing the plot and screaming;
Arching her back, pulling her legs up;
Never spitting up any milk;
At her 6 week check with the paed, she was put on Losec (just one dose a day) and she was on that for 4 months, and it really made a difference! It was our life saver, and if we forget to give it to her, we would pay for it the next day! Also, we took her to the chiropractor and I think that helped her too... I don't think anything specific we did was the 'fixer', I think the combination of it all (doing everything you/I listed above, the medication and the chiro, as well as her just getting bigger and her digestive tract maturing. My GP also suggested Infant Gaviscon, which I have heard good things about. In the meantime, try a dummy, as the sucking motion relieves the pain and comforts them, also when feeding her, try and feed her in an upright position, you might need to play around a bit and see what is comfortable for you and her and holding her in an upright position for at least 20 minutes after each feed, and lastly if you haven't already, invest in a good baby carrier (eg. Ergo) and wear her all day if you have to!
And finally... See if you can get to your GP ASAP to get a referral to your paed to get her checked out, even if it is just for your piece of mind.
Hugs and good luck... let us know how you go...
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29-03-2012 21:30 #6
Babylovee thats exactly how my little miss is, she has a dummy but wont take it often she will only take the one the hospital gave her in the NICU
we have an appointment monday with dr we gave her infants friend and infacol even tho we werent suppose to, we are hating the fact that we have to watch our little girl in pain after such a rough start to life to begin with
29-03-2012 21:36 #7
If you have any questions please PM me. It's heartbreaking seeing them in so much pain and knowing there is nothing you can do for them - most days I was in tears too! Have you tried a few different dummies? Stay strong mummy!
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29-03-2012 22:09 #9
yep cut dairy out of my diet i miss it to but will do anything t help her.
Feeling the tiredness thank you for your help
29-03-2012 22:22 #10
Yep, I was just thinking that too, you may need to cut dairy, caffeine a d sugar and any citrusy/acidic foods out of your diet - she may even have a milk intolerance.
Also, during my third trimester I had severe reflux, throwing up every day, I was on prescription Zantac and thankfully I was able to throw up and felt better afterwards, but to help ease the discomfort and the burning I would drink peppermint tea - it wad amazing. Now I know silent reflux in an infant and reflux in an adult is very different, but I tell you what, I was so desperate to help my little girl stop being in pain, that I started drinking the peppermint tea again and I kid you not, the days I drank it whilst breastfeeding her, she was calmer on those days! So, maybe start drinking peppermint tea... Just a thought!
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