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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Both my BF bubs were squirmy/loud/gassy. I used infants friend a lot in the first 2-3 months (as in during every feed). I burped mid and end of feeds too.

    It does get better. And is often worse before it gets better.

    You can also do massage to help. Bicycle legs helps too.

    Otherwise how is the poo?
    Thank you, her poos seem normal, yellow and runny

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    I personally wouldn't. Breastfed babies get no nutrition from water at this age so all you could potentially be doing is filling her up more than she can tolerate and overfilling her belly causing more issues.

    Not sure how you go about changing the nurse, but don't feel bad. You need someone who works for you and your DD. If you don't feel comfortable with her advice and that she's the right fit, then that says enough that you need to get someone who you feel is a better fit. Best of luck.
    Thank you, thats exactly what i had been reading and why i was hesitant. I dont like trying anything like that out until i have a professional advise, rather than just reading that it might work and go and do it.

    I had also been giving her pro biotics, which the MCHN said would have made her gas worse, so i have stopped that, and it helped things alot, but she still has alot of gas. So it sounds like the other contributing factors that are adding to it.

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    I'd definitely avoid giving water. Bub only needs breast milk (or formula) and water can be dangerous for babies. Geez such outdated advice she's given!!
    At 1 month issues with wind/gas/squirmy/grunting etc is super normal as their little body gets used to digestion and the sensations and just being out in the world. My dd used to squirm and grunt and go red in the face a lot as she coped with her tummy feelings.
    I'd try bicycle legs frequently as well as lifting legs up while bent towards chin (sorry can't explain that better!). You can try infacol wind drops, infants friend or gripe water. Some people say they work a dream for wind, some say they do nothing but it can't hurt. The warm towel giving warmth and pressure on the belly is a good tip too. I also heard when my dd was tiny that laying them face down across your arm is a good position for getting gas out. So face down with both your arms underneath their belly and walk around as it puts gentle pressure on tummy again. Not good if they're spewy though!
    Btw I fed my dd with a nipple shield for 14 months (every feed as she never took a bottle) and we had no issues with shields. If you can wean off it makes life easier but if you need to use them it's perfectly fine too!
    As to finding a paed ask friends, ask on here for your local area, ask GP or mchn and also google Paediatricians in your area some may have personal websites which explain how they work and how contactable they are etc.
    Not sure how to change mchn - little bit different here as we don't get assigned a specific person really more a local clinic. I'd just phone up and say you'd like to see someone else to get some different perspectives. Don't worry about offending them they probably won't notice anyway.
    Have you been connected with a mother's group yet?

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    I've always reached out to other mothers that I know.

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    Thanks @gingermillie thats good to know that if i need i need to use the shield long term then i can. DD's wind seems to be getting better over the last few days as i have completely cut out chocolate!

    My DD sounds exactly like yours with her grunting etc and glad to hear that it sounds normal for this age.

    My mothers group is due to start in a month so will see how that goes . Thank you so much for your invaluable advice, i appreciate it so much.

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