My son is having difficulty sleeping due to gas pains. It is not consitent but very frequent... here is our story, hoping you can help. Things we have tried- swaddling/not swaddling, pacifier/no pacifier, side sleeping/back sleeping/tummy sleeping, laying flat/sleeping at an angle, bed time bath/no bedtime bath, soy formula/just breast milk... My son recently started on solid foods about 1 months ago (when he was 5 months old), prior to starting solids we were getting up with him most nights 2-4 times during the night. Since we have started solids, some nights (maybe 2 times a week) he will go to bed and sleep from 7:30-2:00. We feed him at 2:00 and after that first feeding he is up every 45 minutes to 90 minutes. The other nights he goes to bed at 7:30 and is up from about 10:30 or so every 45-90 minutes. We keep the same bedtime routine. Here is our feeding schedule for him... Breast milk 6-9 oz when he wakes in the morning (typically around 7:00). Then he will eat about 2-3 tbsp of oatmeal ceareal (wet) with 1/2 jar of fruit. Then he will take about 4-7 oz of soy formula at around 1:00. Then around 4:00 he will take about 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal cereal again with about 1/2 jar-1 jar of vegetables. Usually at this feeding he is still hungry and will have 3-5 oz of soy formula. He will drink a bottle again around 7:30 before bed, usually 4-6 oz of soy. Typically we feed him once during the night @ 2 am, 6 oz of soy. Our nap schedule during the day typically is a 1.5-2 hr nap in the morning about 2 hr after he wakes for the day. Then an afternoon nap after his 1:00 feeding for about 45 min-1.5 hrs. He will then take another nap around 5:00 for about 30-45 min. We are hoping that you can help!!!! We have talked with our doctor and she thought that maybe he was having a little bit of reflux and that he would outgrow this soon. But this doesn't explain his gassiness. My husband and I are frustrated and very tired!!! We are open to suggestions!
Have you tried mixing the breast-milk 1/2 and 1/2 with the soy formula for a few feedings or one day? Sometimes the mixing helps with the gas. Here are a few suggestions to help with acid reflux. The feeding position is important and should be almost a sitting up position when feeding her. Burp him well. Never lay him down on his back right after eating or ½ hour to 1 hour after feeding because the acid from the stomach goes into the esophagus and causes pain. Raise the head of his crib to a 45-degree angle too so he are not flat on his back. Feeding him 5-6 times day does help. Feeding that way keeps the stomach acid constant which helps the reflux, he grows, and weight increases at a steady pace. Hoped this helped you.
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