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Nov 9th, 2016, 17:09 PM   #16
 
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Apart from really smelly nappies and wind. The colic has reduced.

Next step is sort the reflux if no dice by 6w.

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Hi russell how is your sons colic now. I am still struggling. I am thinking of charging formula to aptimel colic and constipation but not sure if the transition will make things worse. He is on sma at the moment and using colief drops
 
 

 
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Nov 9th, 2016, 19:08 PM   #17
 
What bottles are you using? We switched to mam bottles and it made a huge difference.
Jacobs worse time was between 6pm and 8pm so we also brought his bath time forward to around 6.30pm, a warm bath, then bottle and bed also worked wonders.
It's horrible seeing them in pain but we're out the other side now and he's been really good since about 8 weeks.
I've read a lot about SMA not agreeing with a lot of babies so even just switching to normal aptamil and seeing how that goes?
 
 

 
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Nov 10th, 2016, 00:30 AM   #18
 
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What bottles are you using? We switched to mam bottles and it made a huge difference.
Jacobs worse time was between 6pm and 8pm so we also brought his bath time forward to around 6.30pm, a warm bath, then bottle and bed also worked wonders.
It's horrible seeing them in pain but we're out the other side now and he's been really good since about 8 weeks.
I've read a lot about SMA not agreeing with a lot of babies so even just switching to normal aptamil and seeing how that goes?
Hi scn. I am using the dr brown anti colic bottles. I regret starting him on sma formula but i didnt know better at the time. He hasnt slept much all day..as soon as he falls asleep he wakes up with tummy pain. Its so sad to see. I have mine and and his 6 week check tomorrow. I will see what the gp says.
 
 

 
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Nov 10th, 2016, 00:39 AM   #19
 
We tried mam and are now using dr browns.

I see a slight difference. But then I'm terrified to use my other bottles incase it does make it better.

Hope your Lil man eases soon. Some days are better than others here just hoping he will grow out of it like his brother did.

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Nov 10th, 2016, 01:27 AM   #20
 
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Apart from really smelly nappies and wind. The colic has reduced.

Next step is sort the reflux if no dice by 6w.

xxxx
Hi russell how is your sons colic now. I am still struggling. I am thinking of charging formula to aptimel colic and constipation but not sure if the transition will make things worse. He is on sma at the moment and using colief drops

It's a bit better. We still have good and bad days but digestion wise the only thing differs is it stinks like hell lol. Like rotten sewage. But I have noticed a slight improvement because he's windy he seems to settle a bit sooner after feeds because he seems to trump more and get it out rather than struggle.

We tried gripe water today no dice.

I moved Jackson from sma to first stage cow and gate when he was wee and the change was instant he was great on it and no upset but this time we started on first stage and carters no good on it but tbf I think he has an immature gut just hoping he out grows it.

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Nov 10th, 2016, 19:58 PM   #21
 
I have started my son on Aptamil colic and constipation today. Fingers crossed it gives him some relief
 
 

 
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Nov 10th, 2016, 21:36 PM   #22
 
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Nov 10th, 2016, 22:04 PM   #23
 
Fx for you.

We had a good day today so far. Even got some big smiles as apposed to constant crying. Whether the milks helping or time I'm not sure but let's see what tonight brings.

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Nov 10th, 2016, 23:07 PM   #24
 
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Fx for you.

We had a good day today so far. Even got some big smiles as apposed to constant crying. Whether the milks helping or time I'm not sure but let's see what tonight brings.

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Hi Russel what size teat are you using for the comfort milk? I use Dr brown bottles and got size 2 dr brown teats today but my son is struggling abit with them
 
 

 
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Nov 10th, 2016, 23:10 PM   #25
 
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Fx for you.

We had a good day today so far. Even got some big smiles as apposed to constant crying. Whether the milks helping or time I'm not sure but let's see what tonight brings.

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Hi Russel what size teat are you using for the comfort milk? I use Dr brown bottles and got size 2 dr brown teats today but my son is struggling abit with them
See he's fine on the 1. I have sizes 2 and 3 and both he dribbled and gulped so we just stuck with 1 and because he is quite sucky he gets it fine he doesn't fall asleep during feeds or anything.

You could always take a pin and make the holes on the 2 a wee bit wider if he can't get it out. We are on cow and gate comfort it's not super thick just a bit thicker than normal.

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Nov 11th, 2016, 09:53 AM   #26
 
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Fx for you.

We had a good day today so far. Even got some big smiles as apposed to constant crying. Whether the milks helping or time I'm not sure but let's see what tonight brings.

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Hi Russel what size teat are you using for the comfort milk? I use Dr brown bottles and got size 2 dr brown teats today but my son is struggling abit with them
See he's fine on the 1. I have sizes 2 and 3 and both he dribbled and gulped so we just stuck with 1 and because he is quite sucky he gets it fine he doesn't fall asleep during feeds or anything.

You could always take a pin and make the holes on the 2 a wee bit wider if he can't get it out. We are on cow and gate comfort it's not super thick just a bit thicker than normal.

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I managed to make the hole of the size 2 tear a big bigger with a sterilised pin and he seems to suck ok now. Aptimel is thick i am thinking of getting new bottles. He had a restless night waking up after 2 hrs at first then hour and a half and an hour. I just hope he settles in the next few days
 
 

 
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Nov 11th, 2016, 11:15 AM   #27
 
I think it sounds like your wee one might have silent reflux. Jackson had this and was unsettled day and night were as I notice with Carter despite the wind he does settle back down at night.

Jackson also went like every couple hours then over ate but some babies go off their food due to the acid after and during feeding.

Have a wee look at the silent reflux and if they are simian I'd speak to gp cause although the milk will help wind etc it won't really help any acid or reflux. Silent reflux always gets confused as colic too but reflux babies are generally more unsettled in pain and avoiding or over eating and arching back with alot of wind.

Alot of babies get it due to an immature gut and we were lucky it left but some babies need a milk change or ranitadine before any improvement is seen.

Fx you find the solution soon you must be knackered and ofcourse we don't like seeing babies in pain.

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Nov 11th, 2016, 17:26 PM   #28
 
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I think it sounds like your wee one might have silent reflux. Jackson had this and was unsettled day and night were as I notice with Carter despite the wind he does settle back down at night.

Jackson also went like every couple hours then over ate but some babies go off their food due to the acid after and during feeding.

Have a wee look at the silent reflux and if they are simian I'd speak to gp cause although the milk will help wind etc it won't really help any acid or reflux. Silent reflux always gets confused as colic too but reflux babies are generally more unsettled in pain and avoiding or over eating and arching back with alot of wind.

Alot of babies get it due to an immature gut and we were lucky it left but some babies need a milk change or ranitadine before any improvement is seen.

Fx you find the solution soon you must be knackered and ofcourse we don't like seeing babies in pain.

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Hi russell yeh i mention silent reflux to the GP yesterday during the 6 week check and she said that if he is still unsettled after a couple weeks to go see her again.

Today so far has been a bit of a better day today. Last night was thr worse yet lol yeh i am knackered and so is my husband. He has taken a couple of days off work so we hope baby will settle in a few days.

I am taking every day as it comes. I guess we all have to lol x x
 
 

 
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Nov 11th, 2016, 21:21 PM   #29
 
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I think it sounds like your wee one might have silent reflux. Jackson had this and was unsettled day and night were as I notice with Carter despite the wind he does settle back down at night.

Jackson also went like every couple hours then over ate but some babies go off their food due to the acid after and during feeding.

Have a wee look at the silent reflux and if they are simian I'd speak to gp cause although the milk will help wind etc it won't really help any acid or reflux. Silent reflux always gets confused as colic too but reflux babies are generally more unsettled in pain and avoiding or over eating and arching back with alot of wind.

Alot of babies get it due to an immature gut and we were lucky it left but some babies need a milk change or ranitadine before any improvement is seen.

Fx you find the solution soon you must be knackered and ofcourse we don't like seeing babies in pain.

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Hi just wondering how long it took for Jacksons silent reflux to go? I am convinced thats what my baby has after you mentioned it i read more about it online. He doesnt feed well just small amounts every half hour or every hour, he makes a face like has something sour in his mouth, he doesnt settle to sleep well day or night, when feeding he looks so uncomfortable and also gags sometimes. I feel so sad that the gp yesterday did not at least offer infant gaviscon after explaining all this to her and also explaining that he hadsnt had a proper sleep in days.
 
 

 
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Nov 12th, 2016, 00:03 AM   #30
 
Tbf hun using the gaviscon only sometimes works. We ended up getting it prescribed but there was a manufacturer issue so didn't physically get it. Luckily his left about 8w but some babies have it longer and usually ranitadine is much better suited. The gaviscon is a milk thickener and almost always causes constipation. You could offer cool boiled water but if he's already suffering you don't wanna make it worse. But also the gaviscon will make the comfort milk thicker so maybe have a wee look online. Google some threads on silent reflux and gaviscon and ranitadine and see what looks best and be open to gp.

GPs usually dismiss SR if baby isn't being sick. Took us 3 goes I think. But I've also read that online alot of mums gets dismissed from gp and misdiagnosed as colic.

Have you tried raising his matress? We've propped carters up and I find he sleeps much better than flat also there some techniques you can try online like keep upright after feeding etc.

Jackson was the opposite he ate constantly so I was always being told oh he is just hungry. But with Carter he is only settled a period of time then is fine during the night and morning. Which points more to colic. What is your HV saying ??

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