Help Needed for Gassy Baby

Lyris - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My poor baby is suffering from being gassy now all the time after a feeding despite being burped often. He is also stooling less but when he does it's huge. It has just hit him since he turned 8 wks. He was a 5 wk preemie. I have been using Little Tummys Gas Drops. Is there anything else I can do? Does anyone know of anything that helps gassy babies?

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Holly - posted on 05/25/2012

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All 3 of my daughters went through a similar stage. I was really worried with my 1st b/c she would go for days without a bowel movement. I thought she was constipated, but then when she did go, it was A LOT! She would only go every 3-4 days. WE used to call it the "poop day". And every diaper would be a MAJOR blow-out-the-sides-and-up-the-back kinda thign...duck! But my pediatrician said there was really nothing wrong. Some babies just have a different BM pattern. Like I said, all 3 of my girls were that way (all breastfed), and very gassy on that day. I found that laying them/holding them on their side after eatingseemed to help, too.

Mary - posted on 02/10/2012

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I swear by http://www.colicease.com

I used it with both my children when they were babies and I still use it sometimes! They are now 2 and almost 4. It is a little pricey, but worth it! My son had jaundice as a baby and the bilirubin was just doing horrible things to his stomach. This really helped. Not one doctor believed or supported my choice to use it, but I know it works! As soon as I gave it to either of my children their tummies would gurgle and then they would be better in no time! Helps with upset tummies too. I actually gave it to my 40+ year old sister when she was visiting! It works! I have tried all the other brands and this one has worked best for us. Good luck!

Jen - posted on 11/07/2011

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I went through this with my son. We switched to Nutramagin formula, use gas drops, and I use a type of baby heating pad. The baby heating pad is called Happy Tummy. It's a soft type of belt that has a small pouch of herbs that you warm in the microwave and put in the belt. Then you put it around the baby's middle. I bought it at Buy Buy Baby.

Candace - posted on 02/18/2010

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my daughter was the same way. i had her on enfamil and goodstart. both were horrible. i switched to a walmart brand called parents choice and have had my daughter on it ever since! its great but depends on your child. also try using playtex drop in bottles. you can squeeze out all the air which is helpful for gassy babies. if your baby is spittin up alot it cud also be easier for them to be on a soy formula

Sara - posted on 02/15/2010

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try enfamil gentlease formula or goodstart gentle plus formula (that's what my son is on and he was extremely gassy until we started using that formula), but that is only if your not breastfeeding. i also suggest infant mylicon gas drops or gripe water to help gassy babies. but, you should consult your pediatrician before using just in case. also, babies can go a day without pooping, that's completely normal. i would be concerned if your baby didn't poop more than two days and if his stool was hard or was more like diarreah. it's possible that he could also be constipated.



p.s. - my son was 4 weeks early (4lbs 13oz) and had some very similar issues, but it's not just because of being born premature, it happens to all babies :)

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Claudia - posted on 05/27/2012

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Hi,my son had the same problem,even worst.His doctor changed is formula for enfamil Nutramigen and told me to give him one time a day(in the formula)1 tsp of light Karo syrup,and if i see that he still had problem,to give him too,2 oz of warm water.Did you try Water colic ,for gas....Its good too.I hope i could help you,good luck!

Jenifer - posted on 02/11/2012

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My daughter is 3 months old and is breastfed. I gave her a little formula to help her gain weight and she has been having issues going ever since. Doctors say it is normal for a breastfed baby to go up to 4 days without a bowel movement but she still isnt going on her own. I have been having to use suppositories and im not allowed to use them that often. She gets extremly fussy and doesnt sleep well throughout the day and its hard to put her to bed at night so i know how it feels. Doctor recomended a half oz of apple juice and a half oz of water will help them go but it doesnt work for my daughter. As for the gas if u are breastfeeding try increasing your fiber intake and more fruits and veggies. I did that and my daughter has deffinately been passing gas more often which i know is giving her some relief.

Geanine - posted on 11/06/2011

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Im living that every day also! My little girl is 9 weeks old, and since night number 2 of her life-she's been having terrible gas pains. I never knew a baby could cry so much. I always heard of babies with bad gas but assumed you'd put them on your hsoulder and burp them-not the case. My daughter actually HATES being up on my shoulder when shes crying in pain! Our dr thought she had reflux, had her on zantac and it done nothing. We swicthed from enfamil, to good start, to enfamil gentlease....which only made her gas worse-Im talking screaming for 2-6 hours every day...shes so unpredictable as to when it will happen....in her car seat, at the mall, at home...but when it does, theres no consoling.

Here's what I've done to help:

Using Dr Browns bottles-expensive but worth every penney, she takes far less air in.

Ovol drops. The box says to only use 1.5 mls a day-my dr said to add them in each bottle or if she'd take them, after each bottle. It really breaks her gas, and she can break wind much easier. They're a life saver.

Finally-we've figured out she has a milk intolerance. And shes on Nutramigen formula. This has saved us! She turned into a diff baby-finally Im one of those moms who can say that...she smiles and is so pleasant now-BUT still suffers from colic n gas...tonight she screamed for an hour-but yesterday, she didnt make a peep-and one hour is better than 6!

Her intolerance sypmtoms werent as strong as some...but she always had a rash on her chest that the dr said was newborn rash-from sweating and maybe milk being on her sleeper (which i was offened by cause i always kept her dry), and had small baby acne, ALWAYS had loose stools...in fact, its only now on nutramigen that they arent loose....she also had a small reoccuring diaper rash-which shouldnt have been cause she was changed so often and kept clean. Since changing to this formula theres a drastic improvement!

LIZETH - posted on 11/04/2011

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I USE SIMILAC SENSITIVE FOR MY LIL GIRL CAUSE SHE IS SUPER GASSY LOL I BREAST AND FORMULA FEED AND IT HAS BN GREAT SHE LETS OUT HER GAS BUT NEVER HAS GOTTEN A COLIC ALSO WALMART SELLS THIS DROPS FRO HICCUPS AND COLIC IT WORKS NICELY YOU SHOULD TRY

Pamela - posted on 03/07/2010

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The gas drop don't work that good an are expensive. I had the same issue with my first full term child, so when my 30 wk preemie started to have gas I was already prepared. I switched to Enfamil Gentlease formula and it improved greatly. My Ped had me mix the formula with 3 scopps to 5oz ratio so she would still get teh 22/25 cal per oz. Also I found that my tap water can give me acid reflux. Maybe also swicth to Nursery water as that can help with gassy babies. I have freinds that swaer by Kangen water, I don't use it but my friend has a system and she said her daughter's acid reflux changed over night. I know if my baby is in pain I'd try anything.



Good Luck.

Tiffany - posted on 03/06/2010

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I usually lay my son on his tummy after a bottle, and burping it seems to get the rest of the gas out. I place a pillow on the couch and lay his torso/belly on the pillow.

Trese - posted on 02/22/2010

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I had the same problems. My sons gass would smell like poop. He would be gassy for days and not stool. I used the little tummies gas drops, gripe water as well. After complaining to the Dr. I was told to have him sit upright for 30 - 45 minutes after each feeding after being burped. So he would sit in a little sling chair on the floor with the back resting on the couch so it did not bounce he would fall a sleep in it alot. I also burped him every two ounces of formula. I know its a lot of work and its hard to see them so miserable. Its not easy to change formula for a preemie because hey need those extra calories. My son is on Similac Neosure. I also breast feed and that helped move his bowls.

Jennifer - posted on 02/15/2010

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I used gas drops but it didnt work. I talked to the dr and he switched his formula to Nutramigen by enfamil. I breast feed him during the day and give him formula at night.It has made a work of difference.He no longer cries in pain from his gas.Good luck!

Pamela - posted on 03/07/2010

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The gas drop don't work that good an are expensive. I had the same issue with my first full term child, so when my 30 wk preemie started to have gas I was already prepared. I switched to Enfamil Gentlease formula and it improved greatly. My Ped had me mix the formula with 3 scopps to 5oz ratio so she would still get teh 22/25 cal per oz. Also I found that my tap water can give me acid reflux. Maybe also swicth to Nursery water as that can help with gassy babies. I have freinds that swaer by Kangen water, I don't use it but my friend has a system and she said her daughter's acid reflux changed over night. I know if my baby is in pain I'd try anything.



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