6 week old Preemie with HORRIBLE gas!

Megan - posted on 03/12/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 6 week old little preemie has had the worst gas I've ever smelt in my life! She just started this 3 days ago and has not stopped. She finally pooped today and it was an explosion diaper that ruined her outfit needless to say! She also has acid reflux and her pedi told us to give her rice cereal to help . I thought rice cereal was not good for their digestive system this young?? I'm really worried maybe the cereal has hurt her. I also switched from supplementing milk based formula to soy based to see if that would help along with my breastmilk (I don't make enough to just feed her breastmilk anymore). Has anyone else experienced this?? I'm really worried and all her pedi says to do is give her gas drops. Advice?? I'm a first time mom so I don't have anything to compare this to!!


Celeste - posted on 03/12/2014




I'm not a big fan of cereal for reflux. My twin boys were also preemies and had reflux. We ended up using Prilosec

I wonder if the formula is causing tummy issues. Can you share what was going on with breastfeeding? What made you think that you weren't making enough?

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