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5 week old has wind pain after every feed, help?

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5 week old has chronic wind pain after every feed, help?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Customer:

hello

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi there

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Jess

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Jess

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm very sorry about this

Dr. Phil, MD :

My son had the same thing

Dr. Phil, MD :

It is one of two things

Dr. Phil, MD :

1)acid reflux

Dr. Phil, MD :

2)allergy to formula

Dr. Phil, MD :

most likely acid reflux

Customer:

I've tried swapping her formula so I doubt it is this as it has continued since.

Dr. Phil, MD :

it's probaby acid

Customer:

If it is acid reflux what can I do to help ease her pain?

Dr. Phil, MD :

you have to see the GP and get acid meds

Dr. Phil, MD :

ranitidine works well

Customer:

How will the GP diagnose this? Just from her issues with wind? As other than this she doesn't seem to have any other symptoms?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

It is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms

Customer:

Are there any other symptoms?

Dr. Phil, MD :

sometimes spitting up a lot or crying with feeding

Dr. Phil, MD :

or not wanting to take a bottle

Dr. Phil, MD :

or problems lying on their back

Customer:

If she doesn't spit up or cry but has the wind and issues lying in her back will the doctor be confident enough to diagnose her with this?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, I think so

Dr. Phil, MD :

No one has all the symptoms but this should be enough

Customer:

In the mean time is there anything I can do to help alleviate her pain/wind?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Try to give small frequent feedings

Dr. Phil, MD :

keep her sitting up after feedings for a while

Dr. Phil, MD :

don't lay her down right away

Dr. Phil, MD :

make sure she burps every time

Dr. Phil, MD :

Is this helpful Jess?

Customer:

We only manage to get her to burp occasionally after a feed :/

Dr. Phil, MD :

you have to keep trying

Dr. Phil, MD :

Gotta get her to burp

Dr. Phil, MD :

every time

Dr. Phil, MD :

you can pat her for 15 minutes if needed to get her to burp

Customer:

Yes it is. As we can't get burps is this why she wakes herself trumping? Tried patting/ rubbing different positions for half hour before to no avail :/

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes that is why

Dr. Phil, MD :

you have to keep trying

Dr. Phil, MD :

we did the same thing with my son

Dr. Phil, MD :

trade off with your partner

Dr. Phil, MD :

take turns

Dr. Phil, MD :

I know the arms will get tired :(

Customer:

Okay. Thank you. Did any particular techniques help you get a burp?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

put your forearm out bent at the elbow

Dr. Phil, MD :

palm facing up

Dr. Phil, MD :

and lay the baby stomach down on the forearm with your hand holding her chin

Dr. Phil, MD :

and pat on the back with the other arm

Dr. Phil, MD :

does that make sense?

Dr. Phil, MD :

hard to describe

Customer:

Thank you, yes.

Dr. Phil, MD :

that was my go to maneuver with my son

Dr. Phil, MD :

great bicep workout too :)

Customer:

You've been a great help. Haha. Definitely need to see the Dr about it then?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would

Customer:

Okay, thank you very much for your help.

Dr. Phil, MD :

My son was SOOOOOOOOOO much better after getting on acid medicine

Dr. Phil, MD :

he was like a new baby I never met before!

Customer:

Ah I'm glad to hear it! :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

:)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you Jess?

Customer:

Thanks again! You did.

Dr. Phil, MD :

thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

if you could rate as such I would greatly appreciate it

Customer:

Rating you excellent. :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you

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