My 3 week old daughter seems to have a lot of wind and it seems to give her a pain in the tummy until she is able to fart.
What can I do to help?
She is bottlefed and is very noisy during her feed and some formula runs out the sides of her mouth as she is feeding so I am guessing she is taking in too much air maybe??? Not sure.
When we are trying to settle her, she seems fast asleep and then she will let out this awful cry all of a sudden and pull her legs up and arch her back and then she settles down within about 20 seconds like nothing happened.
What can I do to help her??? Could it be something to do with the formula she is on? I don't know!
Any help would be appreciated smile
Sounds like the wrong kind of teat for her mouth, she cant get a good suction on it and perhaps the flow is too fast as well.
Experiment with other teats, I've found the normal small teats are best (not the ones that claim to be like a breast or orthodontic etc) and just a regular shaped bottle, not wide neck or fancy shapes.
Also you need to burp her several times each feed, not just once at the end and never put her down until you have gotten a burp.
It is normal for them to pass wind quite a bit in the early days, if they dont burp it out they fart it out.