Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Daddy cares | 2008/08/13

Q.

winds

our boy is three weeks old, and it seems that from the onset hi struggles to get rid of the winds. we wind him afte every feed (breastfed) but still moans and groans, but does not cry, he also pulls his legs up to his tummy.
we' ve tried the Telemin Drops and gripe water. it has helped in part but it seems that he swallows quite a bit of wind during every feed. anything we can do to minimise the wind?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is a problem that is seen quite often in so called 'greedy feeders' These babies suck in excessive amounts of wind. Telament will help to some extent but the main thing to do is to wind your baby well after every feed.

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Posted by: Just a mom | 2008/08/13

I would guess he' s not latching properly?
You can also try the upside down I LOVE YOU tummy massage: Lie baby down on his tummy, legs toward you.
1)Stroke with your right hand from baby' s (left) rib downwards towards his left hip ( The " I" )
2) Now stroke from baby' s left rib, towards his right rib, and downwards again (Upside down " L" )
3) Now from baby' s right hip, upwards towards the right rib, from there towards the left rib, and downwards toward his left hip (Upside down " U" ).
This has worked miracles for us - hope it helps for you too!!

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