Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: jackie | 2007/06/11

Q.

Sore tummy?

My 7 week old baby seems to have a sore tummy (or something) early in the morning, as he wakes crying from pain before he is due for a feed.
This unsettledness carries on through the day, with a lot of wind and some vomit after some feeds. He falls asleep and then wakes after half an hour or an hour, sounds like pain.
Sometimes he cries when passing a stool.
At night he is fine and sleeps well in between feeds, with usually no vomit at night.
What can be wrong with him?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He seems to be having an unusual form of colic. The other possibility is a reflux problem. Try him on a simple colic remedy such as Bennet's-ask your pharmacist. If there is no benefit it would be best to consult your paediatrician about the possibility of this being due to reflux.

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