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Jan 28th, 2018, 07:47 AM   #16
 
Hi ladies. We’ve had a rough week with our little one as she’s been very unsettled and not always feeding well, screaming and fussing at the breast and then not sleeping after for more than 20 mins at a time in the day. She’s now on gaviscon for suspected reflux. It seems to help a bit but she’s now constipated so is on disconfirt from that so feel we’ve just swapped one problem for another. Think will go back to doc this week and see if she can be put on something else instead. She’s a lot better overnight and we’ve had some 3.5 hour stretches but typically awake every 2 hours. Luckily hubby is helping with an expressed bottle so I can get to bed and get some sleep before she comes up. Finding I don’t have a minute with the other two and everything that needs done in a day, but loving having newborn cuddles again and starting to get regular smiles now which is just lovely.

Glad to hear things going well Torino and Mystery x
 
 

 
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Jan 28th, 2018, 08:08 AM   #17
 
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Hi ladies. Weve had a rough week with our little one as shes been very unsettled and not always feeding well, screaming and fussing at the breast and then not sleeping after for more than 20 mins at a time in the day. Shes now on gaviscon for suspected reflux. It seems to help a bit but shes now constipated so is on disconfirt from that so feel weve just swapped one problem for another. Think will go back to doc this week and see if she can be put on something else instead. Shes a lot better overnight and weve had some 3.5 hour stretches but typically awake every 2 hours. Luckily hubby is helping with an expressed bottle so I can get to bed and get some sleep before she comes up. Finding I dont have a minute with the other two and everything that needs done in a day, but loving having newborn cuddles again and starting to get regular smiles now which is just lovely.

Glad to hear things going well Torino and Mystery x


I hope things settle for you Hoping - there is nothing worse than feeding issues and trying to find out what helps. We're having similar issues here.

Louisa was starting to scream/cry on Thursday and Friday after a feed, and also had constant trapped wind or tummy pain it seemed constantly, also causing crying. She's formula fed, as was my son. By 8 weeks he had developed an issue with the lactose in formula so ended up on Lactose Free formula from the docs on prescription - this seems to be an issue in my family, as my brother's two children had the same issue! Fortunately, you can buy lactose free formula from Boots so on Friday afternoon I bought a tin to try with Louisa. [It's 6 for a tiny tin tho!).

Well, i'm so glad I did because she's a different baby (not that she was horrendous, she was good, but I could tell things were starting to become an issue with the milk). Now, she's calm, drinking more - has sunk a few 4oz bottles, whereas I was struggling to get 3oz in her on the normal formula. No major screaming/crying tummy pain dramas. So, i'm going to take her to the docs tomorrow to see if they'll put it on prescription like with my son. If not, then we'll just have to buy it from Boots, because i'm convinced it's the right milk for her.

She's also had Thrush in her mouth since she was born, we're on the second bottle of this stuff from the docs, but it doesn't appear to be clearing even though she's no longer bothered and it doesn't affect her feeding at all. Going to ask the doc about this too!

On another note, we had our first full week alone last week as OH went back to work, and we survived. Granted, I had probably booked too many things in the week as it was a bit too busy at times but it went well. Have got less on this week, so i'm looking forward to a bit more chilled time! I did get Zachary to preschool on time with all of us dressed - that was a serious win.

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Jan 29th, 2018, 18:50 PM   #18
 
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Hi ladies. Weve had a rough week with our little one as shes been very unsettled and not always feeding well, screaming and fussing at the breast and then not sleeping after for more than 20 mins at a time in the day. Shes now on gaviscon for suspected reflux. It seems to help a bit but shes now constipated so is on disconfirt from that so feel weve just swapped one problem for another. Think will go back to doc this week and see if she can be put on something else instead. Shes a lot better overnight and weve had some 3.5 hour stretches but typically awake every 2 hours. Luckily hubby is helping with an expressed bottle so I can get to bed and get some sleep before she comes up. Finding I dont have a minute with the other two and everything that needs done in a day, but loving having newborn cuddles again and starting to get regular smiles now which is just lovely.

Glad to hear things going well Torino and Mystery x
Have you been checked for tongue tie? My daughter screamed and fussed and had it even tho it was missed by a few midwives!! With my son now, I seem to have an overactive letdown so hes struggling with how fast my milk comes out but it will settle soon x
 
 

 
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Jan 31st, 2018, 21:31 PM   #19
 
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Hi ladies. Weve had a rough week with our little one as shes been very unsettled and not always feeding well, screaming and fussing at the breast and then not sleeping after for more than 20 mins at a time in the day. Shes now on gaviscon for suspected reflux. It seems to help a bit but shes now constipated so is on disconfirt from that so feel weve just swapped one problem for another. Think will go back to doc this week and see if she can be put on something else instead. Shes a lot better overnight and weve had some 3.5 hour stretches but typically awake every 2 hours. Luckily hubby is helping with an expressed bottle so I can get to bed and get some sleep before she comes up. Finding I dont have a minute with the other two and everything that needs done in a day, but loving having newborn cuddles again and starting to get regular smiles now which is just lovely.

Glad to hear things going well Torino and Mystery x
Have you been checked for tongue tie? My daughter screamed and fussed and had it even tho it was missed by a few midwives!! With my son now, I seem to have an overactive letdown so hes struggling with how fast my milk comes out but it will settle soon x

Hi Karen, yes I saw a breastfeeding counsellor and she said she has a slight posterior tongue tie but she didnt think it was affecting her feeding as she checked her suck and it was ok. I also seem to have a fast flow which doesnt help but it seems to be settling now and she chokes a lot less! Shes actually been much better this week without taking any meds. Perhaps just her tummy settling? Its so hard to know whats up with a newborn!
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2018, 20:50 PM   #20
 
How is she getting on now Hoping?
 
 

 
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Feb 5th, 2018, 18:00 PM   #21
 
Hi ladies,

So I’ve had a tough start with breastfeeding. Combination of tongue tie (which is now sorted) and a forceps delivery which has affected his jaw muscles. It’s really hard as I want to breastfeed. We bought a pump and I’ve been pumping my milk and topping up with formula.

In the last couple of days he has started taking to the breast more so I am hoping that’s a good sign and maybe his injuries are improving, but the constant cycle of trying to get him to latch on, then pumping my milk and giving him formula is proving tiring and frustrating.
 
 
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Feb 6th, 2018, 10:28 AM   #22
 
Poor you Kathryn.. seems a few of us have had issues with feeding, my little boy lost 8%? He’s taken ages to gain it back

Fingers crossed you’ve turned a corner and he is able to feed better.
 
 

 
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Feb 6th, 2018, 12:54 PM   #23
 
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How is she getting on now Hoping?
Im going dairy free for 7 days to see if it might be a dairy allergy as she has little red spots on her head, back and chest/arms. I think they are itchy as shes been scratching her face which she hasnt done before. Apparently reflux symptoms are common with babies with a dairy allergy. Shes actually been feeding a lot better but is clearly uncomfortable after most feeds and seems to be in discomfort a lot of the time, particularly lying down or in the car seat. Ill see if shes any different but at least we can rule it out. Sleeping at night is getting there though - shes going from 9/9.30 to 1.30/2 in a block now and then awake again around 4.45/5 so only two wake ups which I think is good going for a BF baby at 5 weeks?

Kathryn sorry to hear you are struggling with feeding. I hope things improve for you.

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Feb 6th, 2018, 19:41 PM   #24
 
Kathryn massive well done for sticking with it, not sure I’d be so patient!! My little one is feeding ok but cries constantly when not asleep or on the boob!! He’s so frustrating as he just seems so unhappy and I struggle to settle him without just letting him feed constantly. Think I may try infacol for wind x
 
 

 
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Feb 6th, 2018, 21:39 PM   #25
 
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Kathryn massive well done for sticking with it, not sure Id be so patient!! My little one is feeding ok but cries constantly when not asleep or on the boob!! Hes so frustrating as he just seems so unhappy and I struggle to settle him without just letting him feed constantly. Think I may try infacol for wind x
I feel like our LO is the same Karen. Feels like shes only ever happy for 5 mins before the crying starts again. Im not used to this as our boys were both quite content babies, except for the usual evening times. Its very frustrating!
 
 

 
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Feb 8th, 2018, 08:35 AM   #26
 
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Kathryn massive well done for sticking with it, not sure Id be so patient!! My little one is feeding ok but cries constantly when not asleep or on the boob!! Hes so frustrating as he just seems so unhappy and I struggle to settle him without just letting him feed constantly. Think I may try infacol for wind x
I feel like our LO is the same Karen. Feels like shes only ever happy for 5 mins before the crying starts again. Im not used to this as our boys were both quite content babies, except for the usual evening times. Its very frustrating!
Know itll pass with time, shame to wish the weeks away!
 
 

 
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Feb 8th, 2018, 09:58 AM   #27
 
Karen and Hoping - you're not alone!

My little girl is often upset with wind of some kind, slightly different i'm not breastfeeding. I use the Dr Brown's bottles, plus colic drops and she's now old enough for gripe water but last night she was still screaming for about 2-3hrs, by 11pm she conked out at last. It makes me feel so helpless as nothing really calms her down, and if it does it's only for less than 5 mins. I really hate colic, had actually forgotten about that phase!

She has got a lot better since i swapped her formula to Lactose Free - unable to get the brand I use on prescription though so it's costing us more but it's worth it, if it makes her slightly happier. She is a good girl at night, literally once she's asleep about 11pm, I only get up with her once about 4/5am - milk and she goes straight back down. I'm sure that won't last!

Unlike my son, she isn't bothered about a dummy - only has it if she has real bad tummy pain and she also hates the car seat! My son loved both, typical eh? haha.

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Feb 10th, 2018, 13:25 PM   #28
 
Rory is three weeks today, BF is going well even tho she’s lazy and tends to have a bad latch which hurts my poor nipples I have to detach her a few times to get it corrected as my boobs and nipples are huge and her mouth is tiny lol, I am pumping too so OH is helping with the night feeds and we top up with formula when needed. I’m still suffering with vaginal pain tho feels like gravel rash down there and had to get gp to cut the knot off a supposedly dissolvable stitch that was rubbing and driving me mental ugh. Still slightly bleeding but hopefully will be done soon
 
 

 
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Feb 18th, 2018, 09:10 AM   #29
 
Hope the BF latch has improved mystery? I had similar problems in the beginning but at nearly 7 weeks our LO is a pro now! I’m really loving BF although not loving the lack of sleep! She’s is going to bed between 7 and 8 which is great as we have some evening now, but she doesn’t go more than 2-3 hours at night without waking. I know it’s normal for a BF baby, but I’m not used to it. My older 2 were bottle fed and slept in big chunks at night by now. In fact the 2nd was sleeping through the night with a dream feed at 11pm! How’s everyone? This thread is very quiet!
 
 

 
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Feb 18th, 2018, 14:34 PM   #30
 
Hiya Hoping,


We're having mixed days at the moment. Some days she's fab, other days (like the last 2!) she's refusing to sleep during the day and just seems colicky throughout the day - it's very draining. However, she does seem to conk out by the evening so on a good night we can get her to bed for 8pm/9pm and on a bad day 11/11:30pm, then she'll wake anytime between 3am-5am - have her milk, then straight back to bed, until 8am ish depending what time she fed.

It's just during the day, when i'm on my own with her she can be so draining - as she just seems to be almost permanently mardy! She also dislikes the car seat, so if we go in the car she cries for pretty much the entire journey.

I'm not sure what the answer is to all this yet to be honest, i'm just trying not to get frustrated!

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