My 3 week old DS has started to become unsettled during the day, usually starts after lunch time, he doesn't want to be put down and wants to be in my arms the whole time. When he feeds (bf) he kicks and pulls off in pain, is this colic? He doesn't do it at night or during the early hours when he feeds 2 hourly... He hasn't put on much weight since birth so is he hungry and my milk supply is not filling him up...
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 12
30-05-2014 16:15 #1
3week old unsettled most off the day
30-05-2014 16:42 #2
He also regurgitates when he's asleep if he yawns
30-05-2014 18:45 #3
If he kicks and pulls off could be silent reflux. My 2 both had it and both times the doctor was really slow to acknowledge it. Some tips, elevate the head end of the cot with a few books, try and keep bub upright for 30 min after a feed and also position bub during a feed so tummy is lower than the head. Sometimes they would feed well and other times of the day was non stop screaming and pulling off the breast. Usually starts around 3 weeks old or did in both my kids.
To rule out silent reflux you can try Gavison Infant as per instructions on the box, or Mylanta. With the Mylanta give 1ml before and 1ml after a feed to a maximum of 20ml per day. Mylanta worked for DD and Gavisvon for DS. I saw a change in their feeding and sleeping pretty much from the first feed with medicine.
If this helps you will need to get a script for Losec or similar as Mylanta can't be used long term but is good to use until the Losec kicks in. If you end up with Losec it us usually a tablet but if you live near a compounding pharmacy they can make it in a syrup for you.
30-05-2014 18:47 #4
My DD fed every two hours. It's nothing to do with your supply. It's jut breast milk is very quickly digested.
My little one used to kick and pull off when she was overtired.
Could this be the case with yours?
30-05-2014 19:21 #5
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't colic generally hit in the PM time of day? How's your let down and milk flow? Is it fast/strong? My little man struggled with my flow in the early days. He used to kick and carry on when feeding. He also used to gulp a lot of air trying to keep up with the flow, that let to being windy and spewy. Make sure you give your bub a good burp a couple of times during a feed and after. And interestingly, my boy always fed better at night when he was sleepy and not so "aggressive" (can't think of a more appropriate word!) for a feed.
It does get easier! At this age it's a process of elimination. Stick with it and remember you're still early days.
Last edited by Luvmyfam; 30-05-2014 at 19:25.
The Following User Says Thank You to Luvmyfam For This Useful Post:
30-05-2014 19:33 #6
I think by that time he's probably just over tired and grumpy.
The Following User Says Thank You to BigRedV For This Useful Post:
30-05-2014 20:25 #7
If the screaming was after every feed, I'd say silent reflux too. But if its only in the evening, sounds more like colic.
It may seem,like,you don't have enough supply but there is a growth spurt at 4 weeks and late afternoon is when babies get very hungry, so he's probably trying to increase your supply.
Keep,your eye out though, silent reflux can be very serious if not treated early. So if the screaming and pulling off becomes, regular after feeds get to your GP.
The Following User Says Thank You to A-Squared For This Useful Post:
30-05-2014 20:27 #8Junior Member
- Join Date
- May 2014
It may be something your eating in the morning? Could you try dairy egg free etc whatever it is you have lots of? That might help. Or coffee?
The Following User Says Thank You to stressedaboutno4 For This Useful Post:
30-05-2014 21:11 #9
From memory there's also a wonder week happening at the 3 wk mark. There's a fabulous wonder weeks app that I would have found very helpful as a FTM.
The Following User Says Thank You to My Beloved Ones For This Useful Post:
31-05-2014 12:43 #10
Thank you everyone for your help,
I'm on a very plain diet so it doesn't effect DS, oats for breaky, salad sandwich for lunch & meat & veg for dinner, I don't drink anything but water & 1 weak tea, no broccoli, onion, Garlic, chocolate ect. I will keep an eye on the silent reflux, he does need to burp more than once I find I get the second burp up after 30min off patting his back
By Jordy1984 in forum Mixed Breast & Bottle Feeding SupportReplies: 2Last Post: 18-02-2014, 16:31
By SugarSkull in forum General Sleeping & Settling ChatReplies: 13Last Post: 27-10-2013, 21:01
By SoThisIsLove in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 4Last Post: 12-06-2013, 19:21
Little Rugby NSWCatch, weave, chase, run, but most of all have FUN! Little Rugby runs a NSW network of fun, safe and non-contact footy ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IUI QueryNon-IVF fertility assistance
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
SurrogacyAdoption / Surrogacy
Growth Of Intellection. Discussion?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Career change - good idea?Working Hubbers - Employed
I am... #20General Chat
Cyclone Debbie Support thread.General Chat