Amber - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My 4 week old baby boy is extreemly gassy, not to the point where he is screaming over the gas pains just always farting and pushing to pass gas. He is Breastfed, never has had a bottle or pacifier. He does get fussy when gassy in the evening but the rest of the day he is ok to push and grunt all day long. I have tried to move him around more frequently and have tried to feed him longer on each breast or go longer befor switching breasts to try to give him more of the hind milk rather than the fore milk, and so he doesn't gulp while feeding. I guess I'm just wondering if this is normal all the grunting and pushing and the constant gassiness or if there is something I can do about it? My MIL and mom have been telling me to get him gripe water or to give him some water and don't think at this age that is appropriate and since I haven't used a bottle to feed him yet i am reluctant to try these. Anybody have other ideas?