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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: N | 2007/03/19

Q.

Winding Baby

Dear Doc,

Do you have to get rid of all baby's winds after a feed? My 3 week old baby goes to sleep quite confortably with them and I try to wind her for up to an hour with no results, she just sleeps. The problem is she fusses a lot at night making noises and passing gas which I assume is a build up of the winds from the day, she doesn't cry but is clearly uncomfortable and can't sleep. I've tried Buscopan, Behoedmiddel, Telament drops and gripe water and am currently trying Bennets Colic Mixture which I gave to her for a second time last night and ten minutes later she just vomited it all up, I tried it again with her today and so far so good, but still no burps. How long should you burp for and what should you do if they won't burp?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You don't need to burp her for longer than 10 minutes. As you have found, no further winds come up anyway. The best of the treatments for excess wind is Telament. Excess wind may indicate a milk intolerance such as lactose intolerance even in a breast fed baby. Also if you are breast feeding her certain foods you eat may be affecting your baby such as egg, wheat and peanut.

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