Gas

Candess - posted on 03/08/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old daughter is so gassy, it doesn't matter what I feed her or what I don't feed her, and she has been since birth. It wakes her up at night, she gets very restless and can't get comfortable until she farts. Anyone else deal with this and any advice on what to do? I would like for us to get a good night sleep sometime soon:)

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Leslie - posted on 03/08/2009

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My son was really gassy when he was an infant. Everytine he ate he would be up crying until farting. I started to sleep him in his car seat. He would still be laid down, but upright enough to allow the gas to rise. Good luck to you and I hope your child gets more rest soon!

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Hayley - posted on 12/08/2011

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Is she lactose intolerant? My goddaughter had a similar problem. A doctor suggested my friend switch to a non-lactose milk (soy, rice, etc) and voila! Problem solved. Turned out little one was lactose-intolerant and that was the cause of a lot of things. Good luck!

Christine - posted on 12/08/2011

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I am in the same boat. I strictly feed breastmilk, but off and on since birth my son has had horrible problems with gas. I have tried Milycon and gripe water and saw no difference. I haven't been able to identify a cause. It is better now than when he was younger, but he will wake repeatedly in the night and is so obviously uncomfortable. I wish I could help him, but the doctors have just said that his sytem is developing and he will grow out of it. Did you ever find anything helpful?

Julie - posted on 03/08/2009

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When my daughter was on straight formula (Enfamil Lipil) she would get terrible gas pains in her stomach.  We used Dr. Brown's bottles which are supposed to minimize the amount of air to reduce gas.  She wasn't much of a burper so we tried the Mylicon and it worked off and on.  She really improved once we switched to the Gentle Formula of Enfamil.  I also asked my doctor if we could use the generic brand instead of Enfamil and she said that the generic brands don't have the same make up and to stick with the name brand.  It's a little bit more expensive, but worth it not to have your sweet baby screaming and losing sleep.  Hope this helps and she feels better.

Toni - posted on 03/08/2009

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Is she breast or bottle fed? If she's bottle fed it may have something to do with the teat/nipple being used causing her to take too much air in. Does she swallow lot's of air down when she eats her solids?

Carrie - posted on 03/08/2009

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Hi! My little girl is the same...so gassy, esp at night. I am nursing but on a whim started to give her similac sensitive. (premixed) Actually it seems to have helped and I am on the verge of weening her. She is 9 months! What formula are you using?

Melissa - posted on 03/08/2009

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I agree with Aimee... my son is the same way and I had to switch him to Good Start and use the drops... if you get WIC they don't pay for Good Start even with a perscription from the doctor... the closest is Emfil Gentlease... they are very very close.

Aimee - posted on 03/08/2009

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Quoting Candess:

Gas

My 7 month old daughter is so gassy, it doesn't matter what I feed her or what I don't feed her, and she has been since birth. It wakes her up at night, she gets very restless and can't get comfortable until she farts. Anyone else deal with this and any advice on what to do? I would like for us to get a good night sleep sometime soon:)



My Daughter was that way for the first two months.  She would have soooo much gas and struggle hard to have a bowel movement.  Mylicon helped relieve some of the gas but it wasn't until I switched her to Nestle Good Start Supreme that she stopped having such a hard time.  

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