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Thread: OALD and severe gassiness

  1. #1
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    Default OALD and severe gassiness

    Hi everyone,

    I have an OALD. I did have OS issues but they seem to be sorting themselves out.

    What my problem is that my OALD causes ds to gulp down his meal. He only takes 6-10 minutes to eat and always has. This is causing him to suffer very badly from gas.

    Over the last two weeks he has been waking up every 45mins-2hours all night long, which means he is exhausted all day and very unhappy. He has also started squirming and fussing during most feedings.

    I am just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to make nursing better for him, and to help him have a better night sleep.

    I have been advised to pump a couple of ounces before each feeding. But I am concerned that this will stir up my OS issues again.

    Any ideas will be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: OALD and severe gassiness

    How are you feeding him? I have DD eat 'uphill' even at night. (She doesn't eat as much when we use sidelying position so she needs to eat more frequently if I don't pick her up at night.) I place her diagonally across me with her face above my breast so that she has to suck her milk up - instead of it falling down into her mouth. She also nurses more slowly when we are moving - in a rocking chair or just walking around - I know, a pain in the middle of the night. A lot of mom's use side lying position with the idea that extra milk will fall to the bed. I think you can also get nipple sheilds that will change the flowrate of your milk - I would ask a LLL leader or lactation consultant about that one.

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    Default Re: OALD and severe gassiness

    Hey,

    Thanks for your reply!

    I do normally feed sidelying at night, and in the cradel and rugby hold during the day.

    I have tried the uphill position but we still haven't mastered it. I am very large chested and I need to hold his head to stop him from suffocating.

    But maybe we will practice it.

    And I am definitely going to call a LLL leader.

    Thanks again.

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