No baby here yet either lol. Truffles we went through weeks of hell when ash was born because of wind. Things that helped for us was burping her more often, keeping her head elevated when she was laying down, cycling her legs, and then finally when she was 3 weeks we started her on infacol. The infacol was a godsend and we had a different baby! Don't hesitate to PM me if you need to vent/ask about wind!
Sepia, thankyou you SO much for being so understanding about this... We honestly went through a few nights of hell where we were both pulling our hair out Liam honestly would not settle at all, poor little thing was so tense and agitated and kept on trying to fight me when I would attempt to feed him. Hubby and I took turns at one stage sleeping on the floor in his room with him in the rocker so he was sitting upright and trying to get him to get some form of sleep. At one stage I woke up on the floor totally disorientated wondering where the heck I was and what on earth was going on!! We have since learnt a few tricks to deal with the wind that seems to have helped a lot..... also one of our Midwives said that in the first 48hours when your milk supply comes in the baby is often very unsettled as their system is trying to adjust from dealing with the small amounts of colostrum to suddenly dealing with big feeds of milk. It just gave me a bit of reasurance hearing this.
He still has wind, but not nearly as bad as what it was those first few nights.... in addition to some of the suggestions you gave us we also tried giving him some warm water in a bottle after a feed (just a few sips) using a warmed wheat pack on his tummy for a while eg. while you have him over you shoulder or held upright. The biggest godsend tips we learnt from a Midwife though were for me to be drinking Chammomile Tea through the day as apparently it comes out in your milk supply and helps settle babies tummy. Also she said it won't hurt to give him a teaspoonful or so of warmed peppermint tea after a feed, so we have been giving him a few sips in the bottle after feeding. I figure it is better than using the medication etc too early, plus when you can see the effect it has on him in that he is actually able to settle, get sleep etc then it is absoultely the right decision. Because he is now more settled he is also feeding better and so on..... something as "simple" was wind sure does have a dramatic effect on our little bubbas Hope no one else has to go through this, but if it should happen to any of our other babies, hopefully these tips might help someone else too.
Hi guys and congratulations on your new arrivals!!! Thought I might stick my head in here from time to time as Seamus was pretty close to be an Oct baby...some of the bubbies in the Sept group are already a month old (actually most of them really, we had a heavy 'birth load' at the start of Sept) so my little one will probably do things more in line with your little ones.
Yayyy love stalkers! Porthos please do pop your head in an visit us, I will most likely do the same with the September Mummies group as Liam was actually born on 29 September! They are pretty close in age then
As you saw from my PND post, I'm not doing too well but I don't want to drag that into this thread!
I've pretty much decided to start FF, I don't know why it worked for Emma and not for Kate. Kate seems to be a much hungrier bub, so I don't think i have enough to satisfy her. She is certainly more settled since I started comp feeding and is totally not interested in my nipple! I feel guilty but trying to think of the positives of her and me being happier.
We went on our first solo outing today, she slept most of the time and I had a coffee and some toast. I had to take something back and then I fed her and we went home. Fairly successful outing. It made me feel better too, not so anxious and down. I have to go out this afternoon again to get my whooping cough vaccine and pick up some things from woolies, so hopefully all is good again
Ros, I am so sorry to hear this I know you must be feeling pretty miserable right now, but things will get better.... this too shall pass. Do whatever you can do to make yourself feel better in the meantime and hopefully the medication will kick in soon. Please don't feel like you can't talk about it here.... this is our place to talk about all things and whatever we are going through with our little ones. I know its not at all the same, but since having Liam I have had some really bad moments, been crying, frustrated and so on. We are only human after all! Here is definitely one place we can all vent.... Hope you feel better soon. xxx
Our obs dropped in for a visit today - it was lovely to see him, but his visit ended with information that sent me into a bit of a complete meltdown I won't go into it now, but that combined with normal hormones means I've been crying for hours, something I'm not really used to. Oh well. I'll elaborate later.
So sorry to hear this Louisa, are you ok? Don' know what was said, but I do know that most Doctors can be incredibly blunt with passing on information which certainly doesn't help things.... Anyway I'm always here to chat if you need anything. xxx
Better run, it seems to be "that time" of the day where our little one seems a little unsettled. One thing quickly though... we have discovered that he loves a bath! We have now gotten into the habit of giving him one every night before bed, he loved to splash around and kick like a little frog! Getting out of the bath.... not so much fun!
Hope everyone is doing well, talk soon.