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9 month old waking with gas many many times a night.

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#1 livelifelovehappy

Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:09 AM

My bubs is a terrible sleeper and she’s teething. She’s under the care of a paed GI for reflux and constipation. She’s breastfed, and I’ve been dairy and soy free. This has all been improving, she’s even had a couple of wake ups instead of the normal 8-10 (yes, I’m a zombie). We’ve had the go ahead to challenge the dairy and wean the reflux meds.
However, before we had a chance to even start this, the past 3 night she’s woken SCREAMING and then farting before writhing around with eyes closed before it happens again an hour or less later. This child eats fruit, vegetables and meat. I haven’t been game to try anything else because of her tummy issues. Nothing has changed. She’s also constipated again despite daily Osmolax and water which was helping! What can it be? Did anyone else experience this and fix it? She was awake from 10-1 last night then every hour after that. I thought we were getting somewhere, but now it’s worse than ever.

Edited by livelifelovehappy, 10 January 2020 - 08:10 AM.

#2 Anonforthistime

Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:16 AM

Had the paed looked at fructose? What fruit is she eating?
I’d suggest starting a very comprehensive food diary - not just what she eats, but how much and importantly, the time she eats.
It would also be good, while you are breastfeeding, for you to record all your food as well.
Then also record the time and details of her nappy contents, pain and farting.
You will most likely start to see a pattern but even if you don’t, the paed most likely will.

#3 livelifelovehappy

Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:25 AM

She has had watermelon this week. And that’s the only new thing.
Not a lot, and in the morning. Could it be that? And cherry tomato, but again, one a day maybe?
Usual fruit that’s been ok, pear, prune, berries, mango, banana. She doesn’t like apple, so we don’t do that. I’ve been afraid to try citrus.
I’ve been giving her carrot, pumpkin and zucchini sticks steamed. That’s new, but these things were all in her mash before.
The diary is a good idea.

#4 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:34 AM

Can I suggest getting your hands on a copy of joy Anderson’s book?
It’s been so handy for us to try and identify what was going on with my kiddo.
It’s a really step by step guide to work out what’s going on.
She’s a dietician and lactation consultant and really knows her stuff.



Your local aba group might have a copy in their library

Edited by Bethlehem Babe, 10 January 2020 - 10:37 AM.

#5 Chamomile

Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:00 AM

My baby is younger, so this might not be helpful.
Gas is our enemy too!
Have you tried a very long warm bath to ease things along before bedtime?

#6 PrincessPeach

Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

Friendly foods is another good resource.

It's a book put out by the RPA allergy clinic & is awesome for helping link food groups together with their naturally occurring chemicals.

#7 livelifelovehappy

Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:55 PM

Thank you so much! We had a watermelon and grape free day today and we’re off to a better start. 🤞🏻

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