Bad Wind & Stomach Pain

Cassandra - posted on 03/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My little girl is now 2 months, 4 weeks. A few weeks ago she started having crying episodes that can sometimes last an hour or two if its bad, usually in the evening. Being 8 weeks prem she has had reflux and is on ranitidine which appears to control this well. We have been told that her crying may be due to a build up of gas? We have been reluctant to try many meds, but have been using a herbal formula to help with the wind, as well as baby massage. She is breastfed and is generally a happy little girl, but it is so upsetting to see her cry when you have tried everything to settle her... do other Moms have any tricks to help with this? We are due to see her Pediatrician next week.

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Kaija - posted on 01/16/2017

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My baby had really bad gas pain, wind trapped and colic. I tried every possible remedy to settle him but nothing would help unless I put him on Babies magic tea. This tea did a miracle and soothed him instantly.

Pauline Jessica - posted on 09/14/2013

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my little boy is 2 months and 1 week today and he is going threw the exacted same thing, its worse when he is trying to poo. I went and ask the chemist lady exactly what i should do and because of him being so young we realy couldnt do anything for him except, to give him wind drops called INFACOL and CORAMS GRIPE WATER oral liquid for babys wind and griping pains. You can buy these two things in any chemist or in COLES in the baby section. They seemed to work at first but he is still in alot of pain. I cant help but get upset when i see him in so much pain he has crying fits and is in discomfort, i dont know what to do he is my first child and im only 22yrs old. He gets so upset sometiimes i get so scared i think i have to take him to the hospital, and to top it of he has a hernia the size of a ping pong ball. Its not hurting him or gone hard but i think it defently has some effect on him when doing a poo. PLEASE SOME 1 HELP ME I NEED ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO...

Kelly - posted on 03/23/2009

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Oh yeah...probiotics are great too. Aoife's been on them since her first cranio sacral therapy visit. One tiny scoop per day! She's also never been sick this first entire year! Probiotics are amazing!

Kelly - posted on 03/23/2009

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My son was born 10 weeks premature. When we brought him home from the NICU he had similar issues. At first we were told to try gas remedies such as Mylicon or Gripe Water. They thought maybe it was gas/colic. These didn't help. Then I had to elimanate dairy from my diet to see if he was allergic (he is breastfed) but that didn't seem to make a difference either. He was then diagnosed with reflux and was put on Prevacid but that didn't help with his symptoms either. He was extremely gassy, would appear to have stomach cramps and couldn't sleep for more than a 1/2 hour without being woken up from gas/stomach pains. It was horrible to see him with so much pain/discomfort and not be able to do anything about it. The doctor finally prescribed him an anti-spasmodic drug to help him sleep. I was too scared to try it after reading the possible side effects. After a lot of research I spoke with my chiropracter and we decided to try him on probiotics. (It seemed as if his digestive tract was off balance from all the meds he was given, etc.) I would just open a capsule and mix it into a bottle of breastmilk and give it to him once a day. It was the only thing that really seemed to help him. There is some research online about probiotics and how helpful they can be. I just wanted to pass this info on because I know how frusterating and tiring it can be trying to figure out what is wrong and because probiotics are more of an "alternative" medicine, we don't hear too much about them. I hope that things get better for you. Hang in there....as everyone has told me...it only gets easier!!!! :)

Cassandra - posted on 03/23/2009

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Thank you, I will definitely have a look in Melbourne for an infant chiropractor, I have heard they can really help, just have to find a good one!

Cassandra - posted on 03/23/2009

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Thank you, I will definitely have a look in Melbourne for an infant chiropractor, I have heard they can really help, just have to find a good one!

Kelly - posted on 03/22/2009

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My daughter was 7 weeks premature and had 2-3 hour crying episodes..in addition to reflux. We took her to an cranio sacral therapist (or check out an infant chiropractor). He found that she was pretty bound-up in her intestines and was able to relieve the pain and discomfort. We went for several sessions and now just go every couple of months to check in. It was great because it was all natural (no medication whatsoever) and her body learned to correct itself. It is well-worth looking into if you want to avoid the pharmaceutical route. It can also help with the reflux!!! Good luck!

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