Baby cries after feeds - 2 weeks old

Shireen - posted on 03/11/2014 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Hi there,

My daughter was born on 25 Feb a month premature however, she weighed 3.16kgs and all the hospital staff thought my Dr. got the dates wrong. (he never) anyway one of the nurses said I must wake her up every two hours to feed because preemie babies are "lazy". Yesterday my baby projectile vomited twice after feeding (vomiting a lot of milk with a lot of force) I figured I wasn't burping her well enough even though I burped her for 10-15 mins, she would rarely actually burp. I phoned the hospital yesterday they said I shouldn't wake her up every 2 hrs anymore and she will wake up by herself when she is hungry. this has been working great. However, even though I burp her for so long when I put her down to sleep she starts screaming and pulling her legs towards her belly. this continues for about 10-15 mins.

The nurse said I should give her telement drops. I want to know if I should or it is normal for a baby to cry this way. don't want to give her things if she doesn't need it as she is being breast fed. (I do not eat onion,garlic, pepper, all the green veggies that cause gas, cauliflower, beans, orange juice etc) so I don't know what causes the cramps. and all the crying and screaming is really starting to make me depressed and irritated even though I know she cannot communicate any other way and then I feel like a terrible mom.

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Alicia - posted on 03/11/2014

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My niece had the same problems...It was acid reflux. Have you been to a pediatrician? I would make an appointment with her doctor.

Niki - posted on 03/12/2014

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It shouldnt be you should ask your doctor but taking à multi vitamin is important. For you.Thoren spit up alot like multiple times after teach feeding sometimes it was only à tablespoon sometimes it was more and he had intestinal gas as well and he would do this cry and i could tell hé was in pain. I explained all of this to his ped and he told me babies pcially newborn babies dont have that esophogial flap we have that présents things from coming back up. Hé said it would gradually get better as things mature. Obviously you should qlways awk your doctor but this has been my exoerience. Thoren will be four months on 18 th and he barely spits up anymore and he only has occasional intestinal gas. Oh i just remmebered another thing that helped i was told to.nurse both sides per feeding and I did à bunch of reading which said sometimes when you nurse that way your baby only gets foremilk which can cause colic sypmtoms gassiness crying etc to get worse So i started nursing same side twice then switch or one side per feeding this also helped. The stomach gas they make a sound like eh eh eh and intestinal ite like arghhhhhh lol sorry about my grammar on my cell. Hope some of this helps

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Niki - posted on 04/09/2014

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Shireen I'm just wondering how you guys are doing? :) I hope things have gotten better!

Shireen - posted on 03/17/2014

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Thanks Stephanie! I will ask my Dr. although she hasn't vomited like that again so I think it was just over feeding. but rather be safe than sorry! Thanks

Stephanie - posted on 03/14/2014

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My son projectile vomited after every time he hate when he was 2 or 3 weeks old till he got a surgery when he was a month old u might ask ur dr if ur baby has pyloric stenosis my son as well brought his knees up to his tummy and was super fussy. My son is now 5 months and doing great after his surgery if it is pyloric stenosis it's better to figure it out now then later the vomiting will get worse.

Shireen - posted on 03/14/2014

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hi Iiana. do you know if infants gas relief is available in South Africa? my husband tried one of our pharmacy but had no luck. we were giving her Telament drops but it seemed to make things worse so I stopped that yesterday afternoon. since then she has been getting alittle pain but not nearly as bad as before and she slept last night for 3 and a half hours where before she would wake up every two hours or sooner! this morning after her morning feed she slept for 4 hours! I was amazed! things seem to be looking up but like I said she does still experience some pain and pulls her tiny legs up to her belly. I found that letting her sleep at a slight reclined angle instead of flat in her crib also seems to help her. I'm praying it gets better because it's not nice knowing every time I feed her she will suffer!

Shireen - posted on 03/14/2014

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Thanks Niki I will be sure to look out for those baby words! atleast then a can attempt to understand her a little better! It's great to talk to other moms out there. offers me some aide and relief! Thank you! I will enjoy her as much as possible I waited a long time to meet her so now I must just love her to bits! Thanks again and congratulations on your little one 💕🌸 or little big one 😃 one of these days he will be driving your car! crazy to think someone so tiny becomes an actual full grown human being. circle of life is truly amazing!

Liana - posted on 03/12/2014

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My baby used to do that, I thought it was colic but she was just gassy. I used "infants gas relief" cvs brand, worked great! Give your baby 0.3 of the liquid. I think you can use that up to 4 times a day. Good luck! Also, after feeding & burping, try keeping your baby sitting up for 15 minutes so she can digest her food before laying her back down. My daughter is 5 months old & I still do this so she doesn't vomit. Good luck & congratulations!

Niki - posted on 03/12/2014

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Im sure you are doing an amazing job Shireen. I have been there it is So hard to watch such à sweet little thing hurt. Im really happy to be able to assist even just à little. :) enjoy your little bundle they get huge So fast Thoren is already 18 lbs lol Not such à little bundle anymore. The basic baby words are eh- tummy arghh- intesti neh- hungry oowww- tired and heh- uncomfortable usually dirty butt they sound à bit different for each baby there was à lady on Oprah of you YouTube five baby words it should come up. Keep your chin up!

Shireen - posted on 03/12/2014

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Thanks Niki! I do feed on one breast per feeding... it's both eh eh eh and sometimes aaaarg lol! well it's good to know that it's not because I'm doing something wrong. also nice knowing it will pass eventually. such a precious little thing I hate it when there's nothing I can do to ease her pain. thank you for your feedback, means so much!

Niki - posted on 03/12/2014

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It gets better! everything is hard when your so tired and you feel like you will never be able to sleep again! But you will!

Shireen - posted on 03/11/2014

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Hi Niki, yesterday was the first time I had a bowl of porridge but she has been having problems since last week. I'm still taking my pregnancy vitimans you don't think that could be taking it's toll on her?

Shireen - posted on 03/11/2014

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Hi Alicia, I have an appointment in 4 weeks time. in the mean time if started givin her telemant drops last night (gripe water without the alcohol) so we will we if it helps her at all. it's just horrible to have her screaming and crying and not being able to help. it's extremely stressful and tiring for both my husband and myself because no matter how quiet I try to be he still wakes up during the night with the crying and then he goes to work with maybe 4 hours sleep in. and you can see his heart is breaking seeing his baby girl cry. it's hard!

Niki - posted on 03/11/2014

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My baby was really sensitive when i had any kind of dairy and coffee and eggs greens never bothered him. Dairy is one of the worst. Is you worry about calcium take a supplemnt. The only dairy i eat and get away with nursing ia yogurt.At two weeks your babies intestines are really immature and sensitive try doing gentle knee bends and gentle lower back rubbing. As your babies digestive tract matures it wont be as sensitive anymore.

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