Baby uncomfortable

Kelly - posted on 11/13/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




My baby is 12 days old, he seems uncomfortable often! I make sure he burps as often as I can get him to after eating, but he still gets the hiccups after eating often. He just seems like his tummy is upset or bothering him, it sounds like something wants to come up. He has really loud gas, when he goes poop and he gets unhappy when doing so. He seems like he's always hungry. He's eating 3oz of breast milk every 2-2 1/2 hours. Which seems high to me. I feel like he would even eat more if I gave it to him. He gets about 80% breast ion and 20% formula. I'm a first time mom and feel so bad that he is upset. Could it be my milk, I'm eating very plain or could be be lactose intolerant, my us and is ? He's not sleeping much, which I know newborns should be. ! Just looking for some help! Thanks fellow mommies!!


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Bronwen - posted on 11/13/2013




I feel like a lot of the responses didn't really answer your question. First, I'm sorry your little guy is feeling upset and gassy. I truly hope it's just a passing thing. It seems to me your Mommy instinct is telling you something isn't right. Listen to that. Now go to your doctor. We the internet Moms' can't possibly diagnose what's going on with your little ones tummy over our monitors. All we can do is share our own experiences which may be or may not be what is happening to your son. Get him looked at I say. Don't change his diet based on internet speculation that is too vague if you ask me. Feel better Mommy, go hear it from the professionals. Chin up. Big Hug!

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2013




My best advise would be to talk to your doc. It is hard to know if there is an issue or not as what you are describing is also very normal. But that is not to say there is not an issue. If you feel like something is bothering him there might be. As far as hiccups those are very normal for newborns. Not sure why that is, but many newborns will get the hiccups after eating matter how much you try to burp or prevent it. Eventually they do grow out of it and the hiccups become less and less. For the pooping it is normal for newborns to cry or even be uncomfortable while pooping......this is a new thing for them so it takes them time in learning. As long as his poop is loose and having at least one dirty diaper a day he should be ok. He sounds like he is eating about right....babies his age are eating anywhere from 2-4 ounces each feeding with feeding being from about 2-3 hrs apart. Breastfed babies tend to eat more often then formula fed babies. Each baby is also different. I had one that ate every hour around the clock until she was 2 months old and then I had one that ate every 4 hours. Babies also go through growth spurts where they will be hungry more often and need those extra feeds. Some babies will also cluster feed. As far as sleep again each newborn is going to be different....for the most part newly newborns are going to cat nap mostly. Since they are needing to eat so often they are going to be sleeping between feedings but waking to feed again within an hour or two after falling asleep. As your newborn ages he will start to stay awake more between feedings. To help know if there is something you are eating that might be causing his tummy to be upset you can keep a log. Write down what you eat and when then write down baby's mood and when baby eats. This helps to see if there is a common denominator between the food you eat and your baby's mood. Most of the time if you don't have allergies your baby will not also, but you do have some that break that norm.

Another thing to look at is if he is seeming hungry or tired. With my third she would have the same cry for hunger as she did for tired. So if I knew that she had eaten not long ago then I would try to see if she would fall asleep first. If he is falling asleep(not just closing eyes as most newborns close their eyes when they eat) shortly after he starts eating he might be more tired then hungry.

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