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20 Aug 2007

Baby won't stop crying (First time mom)
My baby girl was born 4 weeks prem at 36 weeks. She was born at 3.09kg and was in distress and her sugar was very low at 1.9. She was treated for her sugar and she was doing very well soon after.

At 3 weeks she wasn't breaking winds and was constantly crying all the time. After consulting the clinic sister she gave us Bonnycare and Gripe water as well as Telament drops in her milk. She started on S26 Gold. Then it went from bad to worse and she wasn't sleeping either. I then took to her to the GP who had a x-ray done of her stomach and it showed a huge air bubble basically taking up her entire stomach. He diagnosed her as colic and also prescribed Buscopan and Gaviscon. She wasn't getting any better and we changed her formula to Novelac AC which did wonders for the poor baby.

Then we had to move from Jhb to Hoedspruit and couldn't find her formula anywhere. We consulted a doctor again and he advised we put her onto Infacare Soya milk. I also discovered Behoedsmiddel and after not reading the label correctly I put in every bottle. Her stomach was running and was green/brown in colour.

After stopping the Behoedsmiddel she is still struggling to get the winds out she is now 11 weeks old. I have also started feeding her porrige once a day (2 teaspoons porrige mixed with her milk). She's taking it nicely but she still doesn't stop crying and if she sleeps 4-5 hours at a time at night it's alot.

When will the crying stop? Why is she crying? And most of all when will she start sleeping longer or even through the night?

Please help???
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

You do not say how old your baby is but it seems she is too young to be on solids. Remember all a baby needs is her milk.Stop all solids. She should also be off all medicines which often agitate babies especially medicines like Buscopan and Behoedsmiddel which I think contains alcohol.She seems to be a hungry baby who is feeding greadily and sucking in excessive amounts of air. Make sure she has a wide flat teat on her bottle. I would recommend Lactogen for your baby as it is a good formula for the so-called hungry baby.
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