what can I do about my babies bad smelly gas.

April - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Everyday about ten times a day my baby farts I get we all need to let a little air out but his farts smell like something died in there. I breast feed all day and give him formula at night. he does get formula when he is going thur a growth spurt but no more then two 2oz bottles. He only drinks about 1 to 2 oz of fomula after I breast feed for a little bit before bed. I have been using the infants mylicon gas relief with every feeding but it not working. The formula that he drinks is similac Advance (easy shield). Could it be the formula or is there something i can try before i talk to my dr. I did ask my dr but he never answered me about it so i just guess it was normal but it cant be I have never held a baby who farts smell worst then a dog? any advice would be great. Thanks

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Deliwe - posted on 07/16/2013

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question: "MY BABY IS 2MONTHS 3WEEKS OLD & HE FARTS VERY STRONG SMELL&POOPS ONCE IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS.WHEN HE FINALY DOES A BOWEL MOVEMENT, ITS WATERY&DOESNT APPEAR TROUBLED AT ALL. COULD HE BE CONSTIPATED OR NOT GETTING ENOUGH MILK"

Ashley - posted on 11/18/2009

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Well, my son's farts sometimes smell like he pooped his pants...we pretty much wait a minute to see if it still stinks to make sure it is poop. He is eight months old and weaned himself off my breast (turns out I was hardly producing anything), and I have noticed that since he has been on formula only, he stinks. Not all the time though.

I don't know if it is the formula, she could be lactose intolerant which could cause stinky gas... Do you eat foods that make you gassy?

I heard that small babies hve stinky gas in the first couple of months due to their digestive tract working itself out...

Just keep bugging the doctor about it. I don't know why he wouldn't answer your question. You could also talk to the nurse.

Good luck!

Michelle Carpenter - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son is very very bad too...no one can tell me why either...my son is EBF when he is with me and get occ bottles of formula at daycare if they run out of breastmilk. I've changed my diet and changed formula with no response...if you come up with an answer let me know!!

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Hi April, this excessive gas and smell can be caused by a number of smaller things. It could be the beginnings of lactose intolerance or possibly a sensitivity to the formula you are giving which would mean that you could try using a differing brand or type and see if that helps. Another option if it's not lactose intolerance, is going back to exclusively breastfeeding and cutting out the formula top ups at night. Breastmilk has everything that your baby needs until they are 6 months old and then it's time to start solids however if your baby is already on solid foods, full fat yoghurt with live cultures will also help bowel health without the need for the mylicon or similar.

Hope this helps, Sue :)

Hayley - posted on 11/18/2009

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trust me my son can be bad too lol. its perfectly normal and unfortunately theres not much you can do apart from put up with it! i did use dentinox colic drops for a while after every feed with my son though and found that helped a bit. sorry i cant be of much help.

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Nasara - posted on 07/14/2014

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Lol, my son also smell too badwhen he passes gas, he also poop every two weeks. He is
Only a month and three days old. Doc says is normal.

Tanya - posted on 02/06/2014

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My Daughter (13 weeks) is formula fed and her poop and farts smell sooo bad I thought it may have been because she was a premee and her digestive system is still maturing.....I asked the pediatrician and she told me that bottle fed babies (formula) there poop and farts smell like an adults so smelly is very very normal....I cant breathe when I changer her diaper sometimes its that bad haha! I even have to check after she farts to make sure she didnt poop cause it smells sooooo bad like something died.

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