Posted by: PL | 2010/05/26


Winds - 7 month old

My 7 month old baby girl is struggling with winds at night which wake her up. The farting wakes her up in the middle of the night and this is troubling me. She is on solids - cereal at 09h00  pureed fruit at 12h30 and Purity evening meals at 17h30. She goes down around 19h00. She is on NAN HA 2 during the day and is breastfed at night and over weekends when I''m at home.

I suspect it''s the breastfeeding as I am also windy in the evenings. There is no specific foods that I eat that could cause this as I eat a variety of food. My baby''s farting normally start just after 12 midnight and it could wake her up every hour thereafter. Sometimes I give her Buscopan before she sleeps which seems to help a bit. Also, i must inform you that most nights I feed her lying down and she doesn''t burp afterwards. I''ve recently moved her to her cot next to me and I feed her sitting up but there is no chance to burp her as she falls asleep on the breast. I am exhausted and she is also tired from this and it''s breaking my heart. What can I do to help my babygirl?

Expert's Reply



Your baby should not still be so windy at this age. She appears to have some form of food intolerance the most likely one being a lactose intolerance. As breastmilk contains lactose as does her regular formula you need to try her off the breastmilk and the NAN HA2 for 24 hours and only give her a lactose free formula such as NAN LF. She also must not have any other dairy product during this time especially cereals which may contain milk such as Cerelac.

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Posted by: Mari | 2010/05/26

Please try Reuteri drops, is very good for all of these symptoms.

Good luck!!!

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