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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:45 PM
Has anyone else had a baby that got excessively burpy once on solids? DD2 has been on solids for about a month - mostly purees. However since this time she has had real trouble with burps (which she never had before when she was exclusively BF). She wakes up in the night screaming, and will scream in the day until the burps come up. She has also been a bit vomity and she's not normally. On one occasion she vomited so violently that we took her to hospital! Has anyone else experienced this? I'm guessing it will pass in time once her tummy gets used to the food and she also gets used to being bottle fed water but until this time I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions or comments would be great!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:21 PM
Hi there, I'm just curious why she needs bottle fed water, perhaps she having too much water with meals? Could she be given water in a cup?
Other questions I was wondering about was how old is she, what is she eating, how much, how often etc.
And also whether you have had a chat with your chn, that also might be helpful.
All the best.
eta, sorry I see you were exclusively bfing prior to solids so if you are still bfing I'd steer clear of the water in a bottle and just breast feed and water in a cup/spout/straw, whatever your baby wants to "play with".
Edited by lucky 2, 17 January 2013 - 05:56 PM.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:03 PM
I've tried giving her a sippy cup but she can't drink from it, just plays with it. She'll only drink from a bottle and she does this with difficulty - so I think this might be where the burps are coming from. I thought babies would need to drink lots of water, esp in summer, but you think b/feeding would be enough? actually I mix the water with prune juice as she gets constipated - maybe this could be causing the burps?
She's 7mo, on 3 meals a day, rice cereal / fruit for brekky, veg for lunch and veg / meat for dinner. Pretty plain stuff though, nothing crazy. She eats a fair bit at most meals, prob a couple of tablespoons.
Thanks for your comments, I will go and see the chn if she keeps having issues
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:36 PM
I would suppose you would know if she is getting enough fluids from bfing alone (and a few sips of water if she will swallow it) if she is having heavy wet nappies and her wee is dilute/pale yellow or clear. I've not heard of a breast fed baby being given water in a bottle. I didn't, just continued to breast fed and meals, slowly building them up and offer water when I thought of it. She thrived on breast milk as her main/only fluid intake essentially.
Dd wasn't good with a cup until after 10 months and I understand that some babies can use a cup earlier than others. A small open cup might be the best place to start.
There is a pinned topic in this forum about solids, it has a link to the WHO Complementary Feeding Guidelines with suggestions about how to build up feeds (for a bfed baby), ie building from 0- 2 or 3 meals from 6-8 months, so if you consider this it might be ok not to push on with any more snacks until after 9 months? ie no hurry really and if she is troubled then you can slow down with the solids.
In regards to the constipation, plenty of breast milk could help soften the stools.
All the best.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:45 AM
Breastfed babies dont need water even in summer because apparently our breastmilk changes to suit the needs of bubs, so if it is hot out our milk becomes more watery for them. Well thats what i have read anyway and was told to me by child health nurse.
I give my 5.5 month old water to drink in a cup though with meals and sometimes for in the car when it is really hot. He doesnt drink much though as he doesnt really know how to drink from a cup with the non spill valve in it and when he has a cup with no valve he just wears most of it!!!
For the constipation i have read that bananas can help with that? Not sure about the wind issue though?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:21 AM
I too would probably skip the water in the bottle. I offered a cup and took the position that any water DS drank was a bonus!
DS did get a bit constipated when he started solids, but it passed quickly and he became used to the sensation of poohing. If he was constipated, we backed off the banana/rice/meat for a few days and offered more water and more vegies. I personally find that prune juice really upsets me.
I think that sometimes their tummies just need a gentle nudge to be less constipated and that prune juice/pear juice can push them too far the other way, and then you get into a bit of a cycle of too loose/too hard.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:21 AM
I thought babies would need to drink lots of water, esp in summer, but you think b/feeding would be enough?You will find that there will be more frequent shorter feeds in summer as the first part of a breastfeed is the thirst quenching part.
That's an awful lot of solids for a 7 month old that you are giving your baby. It's breastmilk that needs to provide most of their nutrition. If you think about it, usually the first solids a baby gets are low calorie high fibre stuff. So fills them up but not enough energy to grow as fast as they may need to. So too many solids when first introducing them isn't such a great idea.
The excessive burping may be from the bottles of water or one (or more) or the solids isn't agreeing with your baby. Might be worth a food diary and/or cutting right back on solids and starting again. It may be as simple as the rice cereal she's having is what's causing the constipation and the gut symptoms as it often has added iron (depends on the brand).
Edited by Phascogale, 20 January 2013 - 09:22 AM.
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