Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jx | 2008/10/03


Hungry &  Crampy 1 month old

My son is 1 month old &  5kgs. He is on 120ml Novalac AC &  Bennets Colix mix. He suffers from cramps after almost every feed &  he burps at least 3 times in between. Without the bennets he is much worse although he does' nt scream &  cry just moans alot. He is also on 5 reuteri drops a day. nHe feeds every 3-4 hours (I try push closer to 4) &  gets into a little feeding frenzy he attacks the bottle..! I tried a night feed with Novalac AC &  it didnt seem to make a difference. Do you think he is hungry should I demand feed?

Expert's Reply



It is difficult to be sure about exactly what is going on here. Your son still seems to be colicky despite the Novalac AC and the Bennett's Colic Remedy. He is also very windy. I suspect that he may have a lactose intolerance problem. Please ask you r paediatrician to test him for this possibility.Take a sample of your baby's stool along with you. The Novalac AC is also not satisfying him.Once tested for lactose intolearnce and if the test is positive, you have a choice of feeds such as NAN LF or Novalac LF.

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Posted by: Tania | 2008/10/05

My first child did exactly did. Try Isomil formula and replace the bennets with Spasmopep jnr. Good luck

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