I need help finding a formula for a gassy and fussy baby!

Jettanna - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 99 moms have responded )

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My baby girl has been extremely fussy and has gas as well as refux. I need help finding a formula for a gassy and fussy baby!

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Shannintipton - posted on 12/30/2011

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Hi Chantal, I just wanted to let you know that this thread is over six months old so I am going to lock it. But I wanted to thank you for your input and hope to see more of it. Thanks. :)

Bridget - posted on 10/01/2009

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I recommend putting some rice ceral in the formula for a gassy and fussy baby. My two youngest had the acid reflux bad and after doing that they didn't even have to have the meds for it. It worked wonders and they were not as fussy and started sleeping almost all night after about a week or two. My next to youngest came home with it in her bottles two days after she was born and I started my youngest on it after we got home from the hospital when he was born. The gas is something that you have to just handle. I used the infant gas drops for mine when they got like that. My oldest had colic.

Bianca - posted on 09/29/2009

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Dear Jettanna, my son, Mayson also had this problem and if you try Similac Sensitive it works GREAT! I also started using the Dr. Brown GLASS bottles. they are like 12 for 2 of them at Babies R Us and the way they are designed works wonders for colic! Glass is highly recommended because it helps to stop colic also! but yes Similac Sensitive is amazing formula for a gassy baby with acid reflex! Hope you try it and find that it works for your baby girl!!!

Jessica - posted on 10/02/2009

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try soy formula for a gassy baby, that might work,also I had to get this stuff from the store that was gas relief, its called.... gas relief drops.. :) let me know how it works for you.

Chantal - posted on 12/30/2011

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Hi, I had my little one on Aptamil colic and constipation and it worked wonders. It can be used for either colic or constipation. It is just a lighter on the belly and it is thicker in consistency so they don't take allot of air in. Combined with that, I used the Tomme Tippee anti Colic bottles (with the large valve inside) and Dentenox colic drops. This was an absolute wonder work and the combination worked well. I guess it would be trial and error as what works or one does not work on the other. My baby still has the reflux and is now 5 months but the colic/gass has disappeared. The milk did make his poo very runny and he is now on the Aptamil number 1. Good luck

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Chantal - posted on 12/30/2011

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Hi, I had my little one on Aptamil colic and constipation and it worked wonders. It can be used for either colic or constipation. It is just a lighter on the belly and it is thicker in consistency so they don't take allot of air in. Combined with that, I used the Tomme Tippee anti Colic bottles (with the large valve inside) and Dentenox colic drops. This was an absolute wonder work and the combination worked well. I guess it would be trial and error as what works or one does not work on the other. My baby still has the reflux and is now 5 months but the colic/gass has disappeared. The milk did make his poo very runny and he is now on the Aptamil number 1. Good luck

Danielle - posted on 10/04/2009

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My son had the same thing. It was awful. We used Enfamil Gentlease but sometimes that was not enough. At 3 months we actually used Gripe Water for really bad days or we would boil a few fennel seeds and give him about 1 oz. of the fennel water after it cooled off. Both worked. Good luck!

Kristy - posted on 10/04/2009

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My son was fussy and gassy also on regular formula so we switched to Goodstart Soy plus and we also tried Similac Isomil soy the pink label can, and they both work great the only thing i have to say is the similac makes my son constipated and the goodstart does not but he is not gassy or fussy on soy based formula at all and does not spit up anymore so maybe try that?

Brittney - posted on 10/03/2009

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my son had the same problem. we used soy similac formula for our gassy baby (the red one) also put cereal in his bottle to help keep it down...his was so bad he was on medication so talk to your childs ped. about mylecan drops. also the exercise helps

1. lay baby on flat surface

2. straighten legs all the way out

3. then hold at the ankles and push legs into the stomach so that the knees are bent

4. do this repeatedly for a couple of minutes

this helped for my son he passed gas everytime



good luck

Heather - posted on 10/02/2009

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my 1 month old has reflux really badly he's on the enfamil Gentlease and he has baby zantac the dr's perscribed .4ml 2 times aday so talk to you doc. that helped the most. we also add gas drops to the formula and burp every 2 mls and keep him up right for 30 mins after a feeding.

Michel - posted on 10/02/2009

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I don't know if what you have changed to has helped, but when my 2 year old had the same problems I put her on Soy formula and she was perfect. She is now just fine the doctor said that she grew out of her dairy issues and is just like your average 2 yr old. I hope something works for you I know what it is like to feel like you can't do anything to fix them instantly. Good luck

Tara - posted on 10/02/2009

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I had this problem as well....Once the Dr switched her to a soy based formula (Isomil)

this all ended...Good Luck!!

Christina - posted on 10/02/2009

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Hi Jettanna, My 3mnth has both also and so did my 1st child. The doctors told me to either thicken her formula (extra formula) or add some cereal to the formula. Now that worked for my 1st but is not working for my 2nd child. My opinion is that it will go away when it wants to, I hate to say it cause I feel your pain. My 2nd child has her days there are days that she throws up alot of formula and then there are days when she doesn't.

Ashley - posted on 10/02/2009

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My son had reflux and I used Enfamil A.R. and I used Mylacon Drops for gas they worked wonders. I have also heard of Gripe Water, I think it helps relieve gas and colic (excessive crying). Gas can be helped by laying the baby across your lap and bouce your legs. I've seen this work...I don't know why. lol Hope this helps you =)

Erynn - posted on 10/02/2009

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My daughter has the same thing I use Similac Alimentum and now she is fine. She also takes medication for the acid reflux.

Sharida - posted on 10/01/2009

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We found the Parents Choice for Gas and Fussy babies really worked for us,, its the one with the purple label you can get it at Walmart and it worked like a charm for our daughter. We had the same problem and our daughter was miserable. We noticed a change within the first month,, hope this helps for you...

Ashley - posted on 10/01/2009

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my son gets gas. i use infants mylicon gas relief for him and it's safe to use with every feeding and he hasn't had gas since.

TIFFANY - posted on 10/01/2009

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OH GIRLFRIEND I FEEL FOR YOU. MY OLDEST DAUGHTER HAD COLIC AS WELL AS REFLUX. MY DR. PUT HER ON ALIMENTUM FORMULA BY SIMILAC IT WAS A GOD SEND. IT EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT!!!! SHE STILL HAD HER DAYS BUT THEY WEREN'T AS BAD.

Christy - posted on 10/01/2009

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Enfamil gentlease. My son has horrible reflux and is on meds to help control it but this formula worked best!

Robin - posted on 10/01/2009

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Similac Isomil Advance soy works great for your little ones symptoms. My little girl had the same sort of problems!!!

Brittney - posted on 10/01/2009

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nutramagin from enfamil worked for daughter whom had a milk allergy and collic try that

Angela - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter had the same problems and we put her on enfamil gentle ease and it works GREAT..Hope this helps

Maryann - posted on 10/01/2009

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my oldest was like that it turns out she was latose intolerant between prosorbe and a small piece of pepermint in setile luke warm wter with a half a tsp of sugar she got better.. and at 14 she still wants striped mints or candy cane when her tummy hurts she burps n feels better

Danielle - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter had really bad colic. We used gripe water (you can buy it at the supermarket or chemist) in her milk and it really helped. plus after feeds, i would lay her either on her stomach over my arm or slightly on her left side and rub her back. lying on the left side helps the wind pass through their body easier, and so does the rubbing on the back :)

Stephanie - posted on 10/01/2009

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I use similac soy based formula for my baby. He hardly fusses anymore and the gasiness has gotten a lot better.

Emma - posted on 10/01/2009

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my little boy had really bad gas (colic) when he was tiny and i used a milk called APTAMIL- EASY DIGEST, he is fine now and is just on APTAMIL FIRST MILK. its more expensive but it really does work so its worth it in my opinion. hope your little girl gets better soon xx

Barbara - posted on 10/01/2009

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Our daughter had very bad reflux. We used Nutramigen by Enfamil (a hypoallergenic formula) It is thicker in consistency than other formulas...Worked wonders for her. We also used the mylicon drops too for gas. I also bought a sleeping wedge. (this is place under the crib sheet) to keep her elevated while she was lying down (helped keeping the formula down) . We had to keep her up right for about 15 mins after each feeding too. Good luck!

Taren - posted on 10/01/2009

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My son had the same thing with Enfamil and Similac so I finally change his formula to Carnation Good Start Supreme and Haven't had a problem since. It maybe worth a shot.

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2009

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Nutramigen-- My daughter was just like that, and it eventually developed into Colic.. but the SECOND we put her on Nutramigen (ok, the day after) she calmed down and no problem since.

Lee-Ann - posted on 10/01/2009

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oh and we also looked into and got informed on; the studies taking place on soy and found that the precautions pertain mainly to young male babies/fetuses hence we still have our daughter on soy. Another option (though i don't know if it's available in the states??) is goats milk based formulas. Though i found it too thin for my daughters reflux. Just an idea.

Lee-Ann - posted on 10/01/2009

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I put my daughter on a soy formula and she has been soooooo much better since. We went through about four or five different formulas before settling on soy, including anti-reflux ones. For us it was just a bit of trial and error and time. A couple of friends ended up taking their kids to the Dr and got Neocate prescribed for them as there was no noticeable improvement when they tried different store formulas. All the best, i hope it improves for you soon.

Kristi - posted on 09/30/2009

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Use Gripe Water....it's the best! Should be able to find it at baby stores.

AMANDA - posted on 09/30/2009

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Hi i feel for ya...its hard seein them fussing and not wanting a bottle! I mean if anything a bay should be content when they r eating...my son had acid reflux from the get go and i have to give him similac allimentum...it hads a purple label and it is hypoallergenic so that way its ok if she has a milk or soy allergey. My son has been on since 2 weeks old and my doc suggested using zantac and thickening his formula...well he was still having constipation problems so what we had to do was eventually switch him to a stronger acid reflux medicine so he takes a prevacid and i now had to switch him to GLUTEN FREE cereal to thucken his formula with but good luck to u i hope my message helps!

Laura - posted on 09/30/2009

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A friend of mines daughter had reflux and she got special milk on prescription from the Dr. It was therefore free! But I know SMA do a staydown milk. Hope that helps.

Amanda - posted on 09/30/2009

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I switched to the nestle goodstart soy formula and it stopped all teh probs only aa couple dollars more than the regular formula

Jenny - posted on 09/30/2009

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Carnation Goodstart formula & gas drops(mylanta or the cheap ones). Helped w/ all 3 of my boys

Carrie - posted on 09/30/2009

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My 2 yr old had reflux when she was a baby and the doctor put her on Enfamil AR Lipil and on Prevacid as well...so i would say talk to your doctor and see what he/she recommends for your baby...he/she is the only one that can recommend anything for your baby...

Christina - posted on 09/30/2009

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Using a soy based formula, small feeds, gas crops, and burping the baby longer will help. My son had the same thing. He was a hard burper, i found that having him on his stomach either on my lap or laying with his back to me across my arm was helpful. There is the meds that help with the reflux that helped my son. Also putting him on a warm pad after he was fed helped in easing the stomache. I hope that you find these things helpful.

Kirsten - posted on 09/30/2009

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take your baby to the doctor they may give her some medication for the reflux or the baby may have an allergy or intoralance to milk. I use a hypo allergenic formula for my babys they are allergic to soy and milk. My sn also takes zantac twice a day. The use Similac Alimentum Formula.



If you go to the doctor they normally will give you samples of formula to try for the baby.

Laura - posted on 09/30/2009

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my daughter had reflux a went to the doctor and they precribed gaviscon infant to go into the formula milk and cleared up in few days

Cheryl - posted on 09/30/2009

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I had this problem with my little one and i swore by cow and gate comfort. Hope this helps x

Ashley - posted on 09/29/2009

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I use Enfamil Gentlease, and when my son had reflux he was on Axid (liquid Zantac). It was all on his doctor's advice though, so I really recommend taking your sweet girl to her doctor. They can hopefully give you some samples to test out formulas and if needed give her medicine.

Good luck mama, I really know how you feel!

Bianca - posted on 09/29/2009

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oh i forgot! also MILICON will help for her current gas and it's so safe you can use it before or after every feeding!

Dana - posted on 09/29/2009

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Allimentum was the only one that worked with two of my sons that had reflux, one especially bad. Other formulas led to much more spitting and throwing up. Also check with your pediatric gastroenterologist about Prilosec for the reflux. It was a miracle drug for us. Good luck!

Connie - posted on 09/29/2009

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My son had the same the same problem. We took him to the doctor time and time again. He is now 9 months old and he has been on every formula you could think of, The Dr finally put him on Enfamil A.R. Lipil and so far hes had no problems. I wish the best for you and your baby.

Nicole - posted on 09/29/2009

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I used Similac Sensitive. It is milk-based, but lactose-free. My son had terrible GERD (reflux) even had to be on liquid Zantac. He eventually out-grew it. I hope your daughter does as well! Best of luck to you!

Takia - posted on 09/29/2009

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you can use mylicon its for infants- 24mo. its a harmless gas reliever, found at any pharmecy. try soy formula a lot of babies are lactose intolerate at that age.

TNell - posted on 09/29/2009

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Have you looked into if it is allergy related? My kids, especially my son has a milk and soy allergy and that caused 90% of his problems. He did better on Nutramigen as well as Neocate Jr. With my daughters we used the purple can by Nestle and it helped a lot. He also had actual reflux so he is on Prevacid as well.

Sarah - posted on 09/29/2009

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My first daughter had reflux really bad. We used Enfamil Gentlease for a while and then I found Nestle Good Start Natural Culturals. I put her on that and the reflux went away and she never caught another cold. I am using it with my second daughter and she never had any problems with gas, reflux, or spitting up.

Laura - posted on 09/29/2009

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I wanted to mention that we found out from our doctor that soy formulas are being studied heavily right now because there may be a hormonal impact on children. He warned us about it without coming right out and saying it. My husband even had to stop drinking soy milk because he was having weird signs of estrogen...and no man needs that right..LOL? Point of the story, soy contains estrogen that our bodies can misuse.

Kristie - posted on 09/29/2009

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My baby had the same thing. The doctor put her on Soy formula. He told us to put a tsp of rice ceral in her bottle it helps with the refux. Once we started doing that she acted like a whole new baby.

Laura - posted on 09/29/2009

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Quoting Donna:

My son had horrible colic and reflux. We tried soy and some spit up formula and nothing worked. We finlly used Nutramigen. He was like a totally diffrent baby. I belive its made by Enfamil in an orange can. The only down fall is that it is expensive, but it works.



Same for us, it was worth paying more for Nutramagen because it made all of the difference in the world! We also added a little organic brown rice cereal to the formula.

Brittney - posted on 10/03/2009

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my son had the same problem. we used soy similac formula for our gassy baby (the red one) also put cereal in his bottle to help keep it down...his was so bad he was on medication so talk to your childs ped. about mylecan drops. also the exercise helps

1. lay baby on flat surface

2. straighten legs all the way out

3. then hold at the ankles and push legs into the stomach so that the knees are bent

4. do this repeatedly for a couple of minutes

this helped for my son he passed gas everytime



good luck

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