Wind in Breastfeeding

Posted by Anonymous on - 2 replies

Do you have any advice re: how I can reduce wind and also help move the wind after breastfeeding? My three week old baby is struggling.


Users' Replies

Nov 23, 2016 15:47 PM

Thank you for your question about wind.

It is important to minimise the amount of wind that baby takes on
during feeding/crying called aerophagia.

Ensure adequate latch, to prevent air intake, it maybe necessary to
have baby checked for tongue tie as this may cause baby to make
clicking sounds during feeds making baby take on air.

It is important to wind baby both during and after feeds, have a look
at my download to learn how to do this and why it is necessary.

Over the counter medications for baby including Infacol and gripe
water will assist in dispersing any wind and reduce pain.

Hope this is helpful,

Katherine Fisher IBCLC

Nov 23, 2016 15:47 PM

Here is the download.

Thanks,

Katherine Fisher IBCLC

Attachment
Katherine Fisher's Problem Free Feed Method May 2014.pdf