- Dec 16, 2007
Any solutions? He's 2.5 weeks old. Exclusively breastfed. Wants to nurse 24/7 and has gas pains that stop him from settling. Anything work for you?
He is not pooping like I would want to see, which I think is the issue. I think I will talk to the public health nurse and see what she says.lizzyann|1310403027|2966543 said:Dreamer, is he pooping pretty regularly after nursing so much? My DS would literally poop while he was nursing which I think probably helped out with gas issues.
Yes, that's a good thought. Especially since he's not having as frequent BM as you'd like to see.fiery|1310407201|2966598 said:I'm thinking either something you are eating (try cutting back on dairy just to see), reflux, or a hindmilk/foremilk issue.
OK, totally lame question, but how long do you wait for a burp? I put him on my shoulder and keep him upright and pat pat pat his back for a good 5 minutes. Nothing! Then 10 minutes later he spits up a little or burps Am I totally missing some secret method here??fiery|1310417355|2966718 said:Definitely try burping him after every feed. I would even do it before switching him over to the other breast (if you are offering both). I think the burping after every session probably stops around 6 weeks or so IIRC. If he's having greenish poops every now and then, my guess would be in that particular feed there was more foremilk than usual.
I have tried the sitting face cup and no go there too. I'll try the football hold.fiery|1310437074|2966922 said:Lol not a lame question!
Mind you it's been a while but I remember that with *Sophia, she wouldn't burp if I put her on my shoulder. I had to put her in a sitting position with her face in my hand (my hand would make a U shape around her face if that makes sense) and burp her that way. If not, I would hold her in a football position but with her back facing me and burp that way. At that age, I would keep trying till he does. That may be causing his gas pains.
And what makes me giggle about this conversation is that now at 2 Sophia burps in my face and says "scuse me mama". No pats needed
I'll try that!somethingshiny|1310495720|2967402 said:Dreamer~ The little boy I babysit (almost 4 months old) will only burp if I stand up with him and walk a bit. He just can't seem to get them out without a bit of bouncing. Yesterday, he wouldn't burp and about 10 minutes later a huge burp preceeded by several ounces of formula came out of him.
He did really well! Thanks for asking! Slept 2.5 hours, woke for 2.5 (gotta work on that, I keep falling asleep nursing him in my comfy chair and wake an hour later with him asleep in my lap ), then slept for 4 hours! The last was (shhh don't tell) on my chest, but we are making progress. He had a great day today too and now BOTH kids are in bed! woo hoo!lizzyann|1310501122|2967456 said:Dreamer, how did Ryder do last night?
Here's a good one: last night I got up at 10:15 to nurse Ryder and got settled in my comfy nursing chair. Closed my eyes for a second and next thing I knew it was 12:15!nfowife|1310578401|2968161 said:Dreamer be gentle with yourself. He is a newborn after all!! It takes a few weeks (6- for babies to really get the night vs. day rhythm down. Are you swaddling? We love the miracle blanket in our family. How about the swing? Swaddled in the swing is how my newborns seem to sleep the best, in the very beginning at least.
I still fall asleep nursing my 7 month old!