Welcome to the world.....

We welcomed our gorgeous Ava into the world yesterday, but she seems to be struggling with gas and nappies. Any tips for a breastfed babe that help her out? I know of bicycle legs and clockwise tummy rubs, but not sure how to navigate that while her cord is still there x
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Congratulations, so cute

Congratulations! She's adorable. Probiotics for babies are meant to be great for gas as it helps their good bacteria in the gut. Make sure they are infant ones though. I think optibac do infant ones :)

Congratulations! Infacol was a life saver for us for the first few months of her life. I think you can use it from birth. Also baby massage is still helping her a lot! She is 4 months now and she is a pro at burping and filling her nappies 😂 Allow some time to your little one to adjust to the new world and I’m sure she will figure everything out! Good luck x

There are a few online baby massage courses at the moment, that might help.

Tiger tree hold puts a little pressure on the tummy. Try that (google if your unsure for an image) Also if baby is on your knee facing you. As if you’d do row row row your boat(back and forth) but do a circular motion. It’s hard to explain but I hope u understand what I mean I only figured this out at baby sensory class. And my baby used to really bring wind up with that movement even tho she didn’t appear to be struggling with it.

Hey momma, please don't resort to gas drops or gripe water. Those seem to always be peoples solution to anything and everything, and they really should be avoided as much as possible. Gas is normal and just a development thing, babys body is learning how to digest so let babys body learn. And outside help (from oral things) will prolong the learning process. Bicycle legs and knees to chest should be all you need to do.

Congratulations!! We tried everything with our son in the beginning colief, gripe water and infacol. But honestly I dont think anything really worked. And I found it a hassle to administer and he would get worked up (also breastfeeding so feeding very regular in the beginning). I would just hold him to me with his tummy against me and comfort him until the discomfort passed. I read than skin to skin, rocking, having them in the sling and that kind of soothing is more effective than medicine. Now he is 9 weeks it's much better and bicycle legs works to help him fart! It's really awful seeing them struggle with discomfort 😭 but it does pass!

Infacol, gripe water once she’s 8 weeks and frida windi sticks have been our absolute saviours!

You might also check for a lip or tongue tie, my baby had a lip tie and that made her swallow a lot of air.

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How did you know she had a lip tie? And did you get it cut? I think my girl might have one but I’m not sure

You can look up pictures, it's easy to see. Tongue tie is a little harder to tell. But a ped or lactation consultant can diagnose it. The ENT will be the one to perform the procedure but the one we saw refused to do it because "it shouldnt affect breastfeeding" even tho a poll I did had hundreds of women confirming it affected their breastfeeding 😒

She’s beautiful! Imaybe try gripe water! I’d ask your dr ofcoarse since she’s a newborn

Try placing her on her tummy for a min or so as you rub her back and can also try gas drops I’m not sure if you have those in the UK put a few drops in her mouth usually helped my baby girl with the gas.

aww shes so precious! Congratulations!!! ❤

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