Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Amu | 2011/09/30

Q.

could it be colic

Prof, My 2 week old baby has started to day to make grunting noises, pulls his legs and sleeps for a short while then cry, at times he will look like he is in deep sleep then comes with an outburst of a cry and he is also jittery like he is having a bad dream.

could it be colic. he is currently feeding on both breastmilk and Nan 1 becasue he was in hospital for a week and he is struggling to latch and sometimes my expressed milk is not enough.
he sleeps longer when he is held.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

From your description it does not seem that your baby son has colic.His behaviour and movements are more like those of a windy baby.Make sure that he is well winded after feeds. Try to only breastfeed him.If you need advice it would be worthwhile contacting your nearest baby clinic.

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