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My boy is 23weeks. We have been having issues with a windy

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My boy is 23weeks. We have been having issues with a windy stomach since the first few weeks of his life. I have tried,breast,s26gold,pepticate,nan1,similac total comfort,nan ha,isomil and now the past month nan lactose free. He seems to do fine and the all of a sudden after 3 weeks or so the winds start again. His stomach is so hard,and he cries all the time and fight for those farts to come out. We have not been sleeping for 4 nights now as he is flopping around in his cot trying to get the winds out. We also now had to stop the solids. He started at 4months,and the winds was worse. Then we stopped and tried again at 20 weeks. Now stopped again because of all the crying. I have been to the pead 100 times. I need help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Sorry about this problem. While feeding him please take care his lips are firmly fitting nipple so that he does not suck lot of air along with feeds. In between feed also raise him on shoulder to burp, and keep vertical for few minutes after each feed. When he has acute problem, please use lubricated rubber tube inserted gently inside through anus, keeping outer end open some time to allow any gas from lower colon out. Also give sips of dill water frequently during waking hours between feeds. Solids based on rice may be continued. If fart gas smells, you may have to start on an enzyme drops preparation after feeds every 6 hours.

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

How is his stool?

Did pediatrician tell to stop solids?

Did he prescribe any medicine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they said i should stop the solids and then try in 2 weeks. His stool is fine. Was a little constipated for a few days,but thats sorted now. He was ons bennetts colic mixture and nexuim for a while. Made no difference.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

How is his weight gain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He weighed 7kg with his last visit to pead at 4months.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.
From his symptoms, it is likely due to infantile colic.
This can start as early as 2 weeks & subsides usually by 6th month.
I feel he will have improvement soon.
I am sorry for your difficulty.
As his feeding, weight gain, urine, stool are normal & he does not have any other symptom, you need not to worry.
The cause of colic is not clear.
You can hold him as much time as possible.
This helps a lot to calm the baby.
Baby carrier can be helpful.
You can gently rock the baby or hold him upright.
This help to expel gases too.
A warm towel can be put on his abdomen.
Singing lullaby can be helpful.
Pacifier can be used.
White noise like that of a fan, machines can help to calm him.
You can try those measures.
Simethicone drops are also used.
You can talk with his doctor about it.
Nexium can be started again.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish his healthy life.

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