My son is almost 4 months old and we have been struggling with reflux and wind since he was born. We've tried a variety of teats and formulas, including moving to goat milk formula for around a month. The goat milk seemed to get rid of the wind issue but the vomitting was out of control.
So at a recent visit to the paed, he said to change to Karicare Aptamil AR... so the vomitting is significantly better (one load of washing of bibs and towels every 2 days instead of 1-2 loads each day!) but the wind issue has returned big time. We have high pitch squealing after each feed, and he's still burping and passing wind several hours later (i.e. right before he's about to feed again).
I've tried Infacol and Gripe Water (the non-alcohol variety) and warm baths and massage etc but the poor little man is still struggling with the wind.
So I'm thinking instead of trying to treat the wind, we need to prevent it... so any ideas? Has anyone had any success with an AR formula that didn't create wind problems? Anyone used a thickener instead of a pre-thickened formula? Does it sound to anyone else like it could be the cow's milk that causes the wind?
I should point out that the AR formula has not caused the constipation issue we were told to expect.
So... any advice? Willing to try pretty much anything to stop the little man from struggling so badly (first time Mum seriously struggling to watch her little man in pain).