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Old 12-05-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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For some reason in the past few days James (2 months) has been swallowing lots of air while nursing. Sometimes I can hear him swallow it but I can't figure out what he is doing differently to cause it. His latch seems the same. I thought it could be my forceful letdown but sometimes I hear him swallow air as soon as he latches on. When I can get the burps out they are huge. He is crying constantly now and my arm is near falling off from patting his back so much. What can I do? He is miserable.
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when you start hearing it, just break his latch and try again...he's very uncomfortable right now with the air in his belly, and as his mouth grows, he may need to find different ways to latch!
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when you start hearing it, just break his latch and try again...he's very uncomfortable right now with the air in his belly, and as his mouth grows, he may need to find different ways to latch!
Agree with this, but in the meantime try some mylicon drops to help with the gas pains! Poor baby!
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You can also lay him belly down over your lap and gently bounce your legs.
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