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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 08:15 AM   1
krstn
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Help needed desperately :(


I dont know what else to do. My lg is 6 days old and struggles to take more than 2oz per feed. Its also quite hard to burp her properly and when ive put her back in her bed she pulls faces and blows raspberrys. I can see her saliva is white-ish so that makes me think its either regurgitated milk or sick. She kicks up her legs as if shes in pain and holds her breath. She also spits up quite a lot but im not sure if this has anything to do with the fact that she was quite mucousy when she was born. She loses sleep because she lies awake with this problem and when i wake up to feed her she seems dead fussy so i burp her and she falls asleep - she then wont take her feed because shes too tired having stayed awake. I dont know what to do because its tiring me out she falls asleep on my shoulder upright and then fusses when laid flat. Its as if she has heartburn and i dont know whether i should change from tommee tippee to dr brown bottles, use infacol, use gaviscon or change her milk. Shes currently on aptamil 1st. Can someone please shed some light on this i am desperate and cant cope.



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 08:19 AM   2
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When my son was a newborn he only had 2oz each feeding about every 2 hrs. It sounds like she has gas that is bothering her, which makes sense since you said it is difficult to burp her...the white saliva may be spit up from the formula.
Personally I would try switching bottles first, then speak to your doctor about what formulas would be best to try if switching the bottles don't help.



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 11:23 AM   3
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Kian had trouble with trapped gas when he was a couple of months old so we tried infacol and it worked really well! Oh and another thing that worked too but might sound a bit strange was to lie him on his back and like bring his knees up to his chest as far ad they could and he would end up farting lol but it got rid of the trapped gas and he wouldn't be as squirmy anymore! Hope this helps and hope your lo settles for you soon x



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:20 AM   4
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ellie had about 3oz every few hours when she was newborn, she used to drink it then chuck the entire bottle back, every time. she also had bad trapped wind so we took her to the doctors and he said infacol and change the milk. also he prescribed gaviscon for babies which goes in their milk. we swapped her to cow and gate, with infacol and gaviscon and she was fine and once the sickness went she was nailing 5-6oz xxx



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 17:26 PM   5
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She could have reflux? It definitely sounds like it! Our LO was so sicky to start and we got told it was him bringing up the mucus but it didn't stop! Newborns are difficult to burp generally, TT bottles have been fine for us the whole 8 months I'd say infacol but it will take about a week to start working

Also during the day keep her more upright after a feed as it should help with the sickyness. Take her to the doctor in a week or so, I went when LO was 2 weeks and we got Gaviscon, the dr will be able to tell you if it is reflux or not

Also 2oz sounds normal From 3/4 days old Jason was on 3oz but he's just a pig x



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 08:04 AM   6
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I agree with PP.....could be reflux



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 16:11 PM   7
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My LO had reflux and colic from the beginning, sounds like it could be either. Dentinox drops helped quite alot to bring up the wind. I tried dr browns bottles and hated them but ive heard they are fantastic for other people. does she arch her back in pain and scream alot more when you lay her on her back?



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 12:24 PM   8
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My lo had something similar to this so i did some research and it's either she doesn't like her formula or she has bad gas or reflux.. try burping her more often and if that doesn't help then it's probably reflux



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 06:15 AM   9
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Hi, does she have any other symptoms? Crying in pain, rashes, horrible poos? My little boy had an intolerance to milk protein and he wouldn't take more than 1oz per feed, it took a while to get him diagnosed and was told it was reflux for a while. I'd go to a dr and ask if I were you. Hope you get some answers x



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 07:39 AM   10
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My first guess like many of the above posters would suggest reflux, Michael had a small amount and infacol worked a treat.

Michael was on 1-2oz until he was two weeks old and by a month he was on 8oz



 
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