He’s still struggling with wind but it’s only been 2 feeds so I’ll give it some time. She’s coming back on tue morning to see how he is. I’d agree with a previous poster, sounds like reflux, most commonly caused by an milk protein allergy.
Other babies just need support to restore healthy gut bacteria that digest the lactose for us. Either way, your doctor should have these tools at hand. My baby is 5 weeks old.
3-4 stools/day are usual for younger exclusively breast fed infants but suspect for older formula fed infants who are gaining poorly. If you’d like help with how to maximize the nutrition/food and gut health parts of this puzzle, let’s talk soon – click the appointment section of my site.
she’s 10 weeks old. This sounds like a combination of milk protein intolerance and fungal infection in her gut. Though they give short term relief, reflux medicines encourage fungal infections and diminish digestion.
I’ve read a lot of stuff online but I wanted to write a short blog as I know my website comes up with good google seo search and infomation so here’s my story about colic, reflux, small babies and challenging times, exhausting nights and so on. If you are like myself with limited family support around, it’s helpful to read some accurate helpful advice and it’s the internet which has proven more useful than my local GP. The Babocush has been used by many parents with babies suffering from colic and reflux, with amazing results – just take a look at this video showing how quickly your baby could settle on their new Babocush. Research has found that a temporary sensitivity to lactose is an important factor for many babies with colic.
Try to soothe your baby with movement such as gentle vibration (for example by taking a trip out in the car) or with white noise, for example by placing your baby in a seat in the kitchen when the washing machine is on. Gently massaging your baby’s tummy in a clockwise motion can help relieve symptoms of wind or gas too. The discomfort brought on by reflux and colic can have a negative effect on wider family life as well as your baby, and it’s not uncommon to feel helpless when you just can’t seem to soothe your baby’s symptoms and bring them the relief they are desperately craving. She dismisses the idea of colic, and crucially believes that it is detrimental – to parents’ mental health, if not the baby itself – to simply accept hours of crying as being “normal” and something to be endured rather than treated. Controversially, she rejects the Department of Health advice that babies should sleep in the same room as their parents for six months.
Any advise will be taken greatly. Thank you.
Work on the causes of the reflux if you can, rather than medicating it away. Reflux medications alter pH of the GI tract, and make digesting and absorbing food harder. They also shift your baby’s gut micro-biome away from ideal species of bacteria that help the immune system “learn”, protect from viruses, and digest food.
- While it is normal for babies to cry from time to time, parents may find it difficult to manage a colicky baby.
- We used this method for night feeds as we just needed to take it out and warm it.
- The crying itself tends to be exaggerated and inconsolable, naturally the frustration spreads throughout the home.
- We’ve spent weeks researching and testing breast pumps and bottles in real homes with real families.
- Without it, they fail to grow and thrive quickly.
My first suggestion would be to defer the usual booster vaccinations given at that visit until your daughter is settled and her gut symptoms are resolved. There is no magic about giving more vaccine doses at four months; it’s an arbitrary schedule, and if she had her two month doses, she is covered for now.
Reflux, or gastro-oesophageal reflux, is a common problem in babies, especially premature babies. Reflux occurs when some of the partly digested milk or food in the stomach comes back up into the food pipe (oesophagus) and sometimes into the mouth. As the stomach contains acid that helps to digest food, the acidity can cause some discomfort and burning sensations within the food pipe. This can be painful for babies and they may become irritable during and after feeding times. Infant Drops can help a parent identify if a temporary sensitivity to lactose is the cause of their baby’s colic symptoms.
A day and half in and my son is really constipated and the teats were getting blocked as the milk was so thick. so I read over both the milk and gaviscon instructions again and they both say other thickening agents shouldn’t be used when using one or the other product. During feeding your baby should be in an upright position (whether you are bottle feeding or breast feeding) to avoid swallowing more air, and after feeding you should wind or burp them to release this trapped air and reduce any discomfort.
The breast milk will be ready to use after 30 minutes. If prepared in advance, we recommend 12 hours as a maximum limit for keeping milk treated with Colief®, even when stored in a refrigerator. After 4 hours, most of the lactose will be broken down and there will be little more activity thereafter.
Going forward, the good news is your baby can respond to healing measures for her gut so it can settle down and she can feel better. Feeding options may be elemental formulas like Elecare or Neocate Infant, or possibly a goat milk infant formula, along with gentle choices for probiotics, fatty broths, and safe anti-inflammatory foods or herbs to calm the storm in there.
They can signal malabsorption, imbalanced bowel microflora, inflammation, infection, milk protein intolerance or allergy, or any combination of these, especially when they persist for weeks on end. These problems can worsen reflux if a baby already has it, or trigger it to begin with. Giving reflux medication can give a quick reprieve from symptoms, but using it longer than a few weeks may set a downward spiral in motion.