plz help me

Laura - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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my 5 month old son will scream after hes bottle for an hour and a half and he dont have wind can some one plz help me

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Itumeleng - posted on 03/12/2010

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Laura, i think if your son still cries till u give him back the bottle, then he is difinately still hungry. Make sure of ur measurements as maybe the formula might be a bit weak to be sustained in his tummy. If this still continues follow ur instincts and follow a pediatrician.

Annemarie - posted on 03/12/2010

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make sure the hole in the nipple of the bottle is not too large, this could lead to him swallowing a lot of air. also you could try burping him about half-way through the bottle. my first son had reflux and we always put him in the bouncy chair after a bottle, even at night so that he was propped up. maybe, also he is still hungry...? anyway, i hope this helps, you should definately talk to the pediatrican too.

Laura - posted on 03/10/2010

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yes he drinks fast and i try to burp him every 20 mils but he will cry till i give it back to him

Angela - posted on 03/09/2010

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If you don't feel that it is gas, then I would definately look at the formula he is being fed...is he lactose intolerant, have you tried a soy based beverage, if you are giving breastmilk through the bottle, possibly watch what you are eating. My cousin had to give up both milk and wheat, and her little guy stopped having troubles...hope this helps!

Brandee - posted on 03/09/2010

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You could try to burp him more often during the feedings.. It helped my son to stay inclined for at least 15 mins. after his bottles.. It also helped to swaddle him pretty tight.. That seemed to help calm him down.. You should definitely check with your doctor about the possibility of reflux or needed to switch formulas.

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oh no, I am so sorry.. bless his little heart.. ok here are a few things to consider:

It may be gas, My first son struggled with gas until I switched his bottle and nipple.. all those gas things for babies never worked.. Keep trying different bottles and nipples until one works also talk to his pediatrician about his formula, he may need to switch his formula..

and try to burp him after he drinks 2 ounces basically every 2 ounces he drinks, then burp him..

I'm sorry :( I hope something works out and he feels better soon

Cassie - posted on 03/09/2010

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my daughter had colic, refluz and constipation plus asthma bronchitis- it took two formulas to find out she was lactose intolerant and i hadda switch to watered down goats milk due to constipation... sometimes a babies pancreas doesnt fually mature and has trouble breaking down the solids in the formula that causes reflux and lactose intolerance as formulas done have live enzymes... try a dummy first but if it doesnt work maybe colic if its still not working try a different formula.... if he has bad reflux id test for allergys or intolerances.

Lori - posted on 03/08/2010

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My youngest son had reflux so bad that it became life threatening and he didn't have any of the symptoms, he just stopped breathing and turned blue. Needed to give him rescue breaths while we were waiting for an ambulance. Take your baby to the doctor. Good luck.

Suzanna - posted on 03/08/2010

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My son does that too. You can try giving him a binky. Some kids have an oral fixation and just enjoy sucking. I know it is hard to get a burp from a screaming child, so I put the binky in my son's mouth and that would allow me to get the burp out and after he burped he felt better. Young babies don't know the difference between I’m hungry and my tummy hurts from gas that they need to burp out. If the binky does not work, as long as your not feeding him over 6 oz of fluid, try increasing his intake. I had to do that as well. I did it in 1/2 oz increments until he did not cry after the bottle. Now he smiles after the bottle. Sometimes when I have to give him apple juice for his constipation I only give him 1 1/2 oz of apple juice and 1 1/2 oz of water, so a total of 3 oz and he cry's when he is done because he knows he normally gets more. If all else fails talk to his PCP. Best of luck!!!

Suzie, mother of one, 6 month old boy.

Jennifer - posted on 03/08/2010

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both my kids whome are 9 years apart were both on 4 different formulas. with my daughter who is 10 months we figured it out by 5 months and the formula works great and my son who is 9 was on whole milk by 10 months and has been fine since. its all in trial and error but dont give up

Melissa - posted on 03/08/2010

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Does your baby have a pacifier? At that age my son was only happy if his bottle was followed with a pacifier. He wanted to continue sucking, and if I took that bottle away, even if it was empty, he was upset unless he had the pacifier. He is now 8 1/2 months. I have since taken the pacifier away, I think he was 6 1/2 months when I stopped giving it to him during the day.

Ashley - posted on 03/08/2010

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Take him to the doctor!! You might have to change the formula, could be reflux, or poopy problems!!! Also simple gas always burp after feeding which I'm sure you do. I had to do alot for my son to because he screamed when he pooped always after he ate. Good Start is a wonderful formula only thing I've ever seen work everytime. Make sure you take him to the Dr though!!

Hayley - posted on 03/08/2010

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my baby is 5 wks she has colic shes the same terrible bringing up wind and just screams 4 ages after.. mainly in evenings which is a sign of colic!! if ur in uk try using infacol (i dnt know if they have it in other countrys) u just give them a drop be4 each bottle

Leanne - posted on 03/08/2010

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It could be the formula and cramps perhaps, maybe you should change formulas, all children respond differently to different formulas. I remember when I breastfed my son, I had that problem,that he would just cramp and cry some nights, very badly...my pediatrician suggested TELAMINT (dont know if you get that in the USA) but that really worked, I gave my son 8 drops telamint 20min before the feed, that really helped with the cramps. Shame good luck mommy and remember this too shall pass.

Amii - posted on 03/08/2010

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Is he drinking too fast? my daughter was a little piggy and would drink too fast i was told to stop half way through a feed and wait a min or two before giving her the other half. Good luck!

Courtney - posted on 03/07/2010

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Try mylecon...he might have gas. If that doesn't help, it could be the brand/type of formula. You should consult his Dr. if the mylecon doesn't help; he could have an alergy/upset stomach from the type/brand of formula. Maybe try soy formula?

Amber - posted on 03/07/2010

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Does your son eat really fast, not like to be on his stomach, spit up alot? Those are some other things to look for. I would try switching his formula first, but let your babies pediatrician know what is going on, so they know what is going on. My youngest son has reflux and has to take medicine for it. But remember to talk to your doctor, because reflux can be serious.

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