Looking for any gas remedy ideas!!

Rebecca - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 89 moms have responded )

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Hello I have an almost 16 week old, he is very very gassy. He is breastfed except for one bottle of formula before bed (he has been getting htis for a month and was gassy before so I know it's not that). I have tried looking at foods I eat etc etc and eat a very limited diet but no matter what I do he is gassy gassy gassy. He wakes up several times a night screaming not because of hungry but because of gas I do leg exercises he toots and back to sleep. It means he and I both do not get good sleeps. Oh he is on Ovol gas drops, zantac for his acid reflux and I have also tried gripe water none doing much good. I was thinking of trying the gentlease formula that's supposed to be for gassy babies, anyone tried that? If you have any other remedies I could try please share, I really want this poor little one to not have to suffer so much, thanks!

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Laura - posted on 04/06/2009

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Momma I know you are probably gonna think oh my gosh are you serious, but I thought the same thing when my mom tried it and it worked. Take 2oz of warm water in a bottle and take and wet the tip of your finger and dip just the tip of it in some baking soda and swish it around in his bottle of water and give that to him when he seems fussy, probably more so just before bed at night and then spend five minutes trying to get him to toot and burp, but even if he does burp and toot keep going for the whole five minutes he will more than likely keep up with the toots and burps. Good Luck!

Katherine - posted on 04/06/2009

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INFACOL!!!  It relieves wind, griping pain and symptoms of gassiness. You give it to your baby before their nighttime feeding and it gets rid of the gassy symptoms while they sleep. My sister used it on her 2 pound premie baby with no side effects, and still uses it. I also use it and almost instantly it gets rid of the gassy pains. My little guy is gassy.



Hope this helps, it's like $8.00 a container.

Alison - posted on 04/06/2009

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Hi there I had and continue to have the same problem. I ahve found infacol brilliant, you use it with every milk feed. Ethan is now 6 months and only on the days I forget to give it does he have gas.



 



good luck Alison

Raquel - posted on 04/06/2009

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When my niece and daughter had gas issues, I gave them a little bit of cooled peppermint tea in a bottle.  They would stop crying in pain after they took it.  I also did some baby exercises with them afterwards.  Lift the legs to the head, over and over.  They thought it was fun and the toots just came right out!  They were happy babies after!

Jenny - posted on 04/06/2009

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The only thing that helped my daughter when she was going through her colic stage was Mylicon drops. I don't know if that's the same thing as Ovol. You might want to check it out, though.

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Sara - posted on 02/28/2016

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To relieve a baby from gas and colic, babies magic tea is a natural and efficient remedy.

Di - posted on 04/07/2009

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you could try something called "infants friend" it helps with colic, constipation, and teething.

Crystal - posted on 04/06/2009

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I used the Dr. Brown's bottle for my daughter when she was little. They really help with the gas. Also Mycolin Drops are good.

Alex - posted on 04/06/2009

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hi ladies , i swear by a good osteopath for all collic problems , both of my sons suffered terribly with collic and after 3 treatments it was so much better x

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2009

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Hi my son was a little gassy when he was about two months. I used infant Mylicon gas drops before every feeding and it help with his gas. I would also stir the formula in the bottle instead of shaking the bottle. Shaking the bottles create more bubbles. This helped for my son. Good luck!

Sharon - posted on 04/06/2009

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I have read that a drop of peppermint oil from the health food store mixed with olive oil can be rubbed on the tummy for gas.

Zia - posted on 04/05/2009

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My daughter was on Enfamil A+ and breastmilk. She was quite gassy, and would fuss. She farted a lot too and would cry when she did. I switched her to Gentlease and it seemed to help but I find that she spits up a lot more now. I don' t know if the fact that she is on powdered formula has anything to do with it. (I used the concentrated formula before) Anyways, I use the Dr. Brown bottles and I stop her from eating and burp her a few time when she has a bottle. It seems to help.

Becky - posted on 04/05/2009

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My daughter has responded awesome to xSkinney water. My parents drink it. It's minerals. I give 1/4 teaspoon at night, and no more gas problems!

Brandi - posted on 04/05/2009

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Oh and I also used the Playtex Natural Vent bottles - no liners just wash and reuse.  They are vented and tilted just right.  I went through several brands.  Those seemed to be the more natural and comfortable to use.  Good luck.

Brandi - posted on 04/05/2009

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Oh and I also used the Playtex Natural Vent bottles - no liners just wash and reuse.  They are vented and tilted just right.  I went through several brands.  Those seemed to be the more natural and comfortable to use.  Good luck.

Brandi - posted on 04/05/2009

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My son was on Gentlease and yes it worked wonders!  I had to put gas drops in every bottle also.  The combination helped. 

Rebecca - posted on 04/04/2009

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Ok Mom's I was advised (but have yet to try) of an all natural happi tummi pouch, available to order in canada and us and also in some stores (sorry Mom's who are not from either), it's an all natural pouch with lavender and camomile that gets warmed and put around their tummy, no need to ingest anything (which I like), www.happitummi.com, a friend of mine is trying it and I am waiting to see how it goes for her then will order it myself if it helps, might be worth a shot if you can just go to the store and pick it up it's around 20 dollars.

Donna - posted on 04/04/2009

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Hi..I have exactly the same problem with my 17 week old. (Could have been me writing your post!!!) Won't be of much help as still not found anything to help him. I also breastfeed but was advised to try giving formula at night, or express and give it via bottle. Neither of which have helped. (use Dr Browns bottles). Have tried all the remedies and taken him to doctor. They just say he'll grow out of it...but it is so hard watching him in pain all night. And I also am badly in need of sleep.

Can sympathise with you sooo much!! Am now trying colosynth granules...helped him when he had colic, and have been advised to start him on solids and take him swimming!! Will let you know if we have any luck!!

Mélanie - posted on 04/04/2009

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I have the same problem right now too with my 14 week old boy. I have tried BIOGAIA probiotic drops (5 drops per day) and up to now, it seems better. You can find them in Canada at almost any pharmacy, but it is kept in a fridge at the counter. Good luck to both of us!

Jen - posted on 04/04/2009

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Gripe Water by Baby Bliss.  Mylicon didn't work for my little lady, made her spit up alot.  Gripe water is a godsend.  I work in  a health food store and we can hardly keep it on the shelf.

Kelly - posted on 04/04/2009

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I know you said you looked at food but are you eating any cruciferous veggies? Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage. They can be a problem. Also see if he is latched on properly? Does he seem to eat really fast? You can try burping often during feeding. I know you also said you tried Gripe Water, but there are different kinds and they have different ingredients, I swear by Baby's Bliss. I have always used it for gas, teething, tummy ache, hiccups, has always been fantastic. It will get better eventually. Good luck to you mama.

Andrea - posted on 04/04/2009

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Hi there...our daughter was very gassy, and our newborn son is following in her footsteps.   Aside from gas drops, my husband and I have tried multiple remedies to tryt o get rid of gas.  We found keeping the babies upright for the first little bit after feeding while trying to burp a must to prevent extreme spitups and gas crankiness.  Additionally, both babies hated being on their backs, and it seemed to exacerbate the gassiness, so we would sometimes put them on their bellies with their bottoms up in the air, which often initiates the toots and eases the discomfort.  At only 3 weeks old, it has definitely helped our son already when we do it for short periods (with us sitting next to him patting his back--I'm paranoid about him moving wrong and putting his nose facedown!). 



My husband also holds our son stretched out on his belly along the length of his forearm, cradling his head in his hand, and burps him like that or rubs his back repeatedly, and this often helps with the gas when doing "bicycle exercises" with his legs doesn't seem to be helping.  An old wives trick we used withour daughter was also to warm up a spoonful of olive oil (not hot, just warm) and to rub it on her belly...I thought our sitter was nuts, but it seemed to help our daughter when she was a baby...kind of like getting a warm belly massage!



 



Good luck...you'll be through this before you know it!

Marika - posted on 04/04/2009

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My daughter was also very gassy... beleive it or not, I gave her an old folk remedy... a teaspoon of beer. It helped her to burp when all eles failed, and she was fine, mind you I didn't give it to her more then once a day.

Megan - posted on 04/04/2009

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I know you said that you breastfeed.  But if you do decide to change to a bottle.  I suggest Dr. Browns... they worked wonders for us.  I swear by them!

Leanne - posted on 04/03/2009

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I am NO expert, but after 3 nights of bloated belly screaming....my 2 wk old is sleeping peacefully after watching The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD!  She's swaddled and Shhhhoooshed and I wouldn't believe it if I didn't try it and see it for myself!  We didn't think she liked swaddling...but we were wrong!  I can actually hear her farting on the monitor...but NOT crying!!!

Kayla - posted on 04/03/2009

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my daughter was a very gass baby also one thing i founf that would realx her. i would lay her naked on a change mat on the floor on her tummy and put her blanket in the dryer to warm it up. then put it on her and rub her back till she was realxed it seemed to help.

Isabeau - posted on 04/03/2009

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Isabeau was born with heart defect and she is now 15 months old.  SUPER GASSY! no kidding.  she doesn't have 100% OS2 , which mean if she cried, she would turn BLUE and out of breath easily.  she would cried in certain hours of the days because of gas, heart rates when you to 209.. Nothing help.. not mylicon..not gribe juice for colic.. but motility exercise would work.  Also, you can hold the baby and sit on the big exercise ball and bounced... it worked pretty well for us.  I know exactly how you feel.. Good luck!  and remember it will get better..  :)

Gina - posted on 04/03/2009

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What has worked for my 3 children that all were very gassy was mylicon drops - they work wonders second was I changed them to lactofree formula.  My 2 month old nephew also has problems with gas and he takes baby zantac, uses mylicon drops and they switched him to sensitive formula.  He is much better now.  He still has problems but no where near what they were.

Carrie - posted on 04/03/2009

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We used a natural remedy sold in stores called Gripe Water. Funny name i know but it worked better than anything else. You can even use it as an adult. Around here (indiana) Kroger sold it but you could also request it at Wal-mart pharmacy. It is an over the counter all natural remedy. Hope you can find it and this information helps.

Lee-Ann - posted on 04/03/2009

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Increase the amount of tummy times your baby has during awake times in the day and if you bathe him at night before bed follow it up with a massage.  Search baby massage + colic and you'll find heaps of tips on massage for relieving gas.  I do this with my baby and have noticed she has a much more restful sleep at night.

Jackie - posted on 04/03/2009

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Use the Dr. Brown baby bottles they are the best, I would recommend them to everyone it's the best bottle on the market you can go right to their website or if you are around a Walmart they sell them their now good luck :)

Chrystal - posted on 04/03/2009

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...oh and I tried the soy product that enfamil makes and it immediately made him constipated. I've never seen him cry they way he did so I switched back.

Chrystal - posted on 04/03/2009

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I have a gassy baby as well (12 weeks) and he's been on formula a little while longer than that. I've been using gentle ease and I like it better...but it doesn't totally eliminate the gas. I just try to burp him a little more. I tried mylicon which I know has been very successful with a lot of moms but I didn't really notice a difference. I've noticed that he's less gassy if he's fed before goes into his I'm starving mode (...which is typically right before it's time to him to eat again...he eats roughly every 3 hours or so)

Katie - posted on 04/03/2009

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I did try the gentlease and it didn't work for my daughter. We ended up putting her on the Alimentum and it was great. Also used mylicon drops with every feeding (breastmilk or formula) and if we were out of mylicon ever put a little bit of pepsi mixed with water in a bottle and it helps.

Kera - posted on 04/03/2009

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i switched  my baby to gentlease and it was night and day.  it made such a huge difference...  shes been good ever since

Jenny - posted on 04/03/2009

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My son was gassy and scream all night long. His doctor told me to use a small amount of mylax it worked like charm. In fact that is what the doctor had used on her own child. I have also heard that the Nestle Good Start formula is great becuase of the comfort proteins. They are easier to digest.

Christie - posted on 04/03/2009

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Here's something that really helped us that is if you're using formula now. Swirl the bottles when mixing DO NOT SHAKE. Shaking the bottle causes excess air and makes the formula foam. If you swirl the bottle there's a lot less air getting into baby's belly. Makes for easier burping too.

User - posted on 04/03/2009

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with my first son, we tried everything , but found that gripe water or cooled boiled water really good to get the burps and "toots" going... We also put him to sleep on his belly.. i know i t not recommended but this is what the nurses did from day two and the only way he would sleep..
another friend also got recommended this by her health nurse as one of her twins suffered from bad wind... seems to releive the pressure some what..

Karla - posted on 04/03/2009

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Our son has a Cows Milk Protein allergy and we've found only one product that relieves his gas, and we've tried a lot! Its called 'Babies Only Tummy Tonic'. You place a few drops in a water bottle and then burp as needed, we add it to our son's formula and he passing gas within a few minutes of drinking it. Not sure if its available in Canada but it is here in Australia and many online retailers (urbanbaby.com.au, thats where i get mine) ship overseas

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silimethacone drops. If the baby does have GERD since you mention the Zantac if  you are not seeing a Gastroenterologist request a visit. My son was miserable but with Zantac and a low dose of Erythromyacin everyday. Yes, the antibiotic in a very low dose works as a motility agent to empty the stomach quicker. He was much improved! Good Luck.

Brandi - posted on 04/02/2009

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The Dr. Brown bottles are amazing and will help alot. Also Baby bliss Gripe Water. You can get it at Ada's Natural food store. I have 3 babies from 4 yrs  to 9 mos. and this has help us.



Good luck

User - posted on 04/02/2009

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My 8 week old just switched to the gentlease formula and it has helped a great deal.  You have nothing to lose if you try it.  We spend alot of time on our tummy to help relieve the gas.  Hope this helps.

IAsia - posted on 04/02/2009

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I USED TO GIVE MY SON A PINCH OF BAKING SODA IN A ROOM TEMPERATURE OR WARM BOTTLE OF WATER. ABOUT 1-2 OZ IS GOOD AND WHEN HE GOES OUTSIDE TRY TO KEEP HIS FACE COVERED. IT CAN ALSO BE THE AIR MAKING HIM GASSY...I HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU

Audrey - posted on 04/02/2009

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My daughter had such bad colic when she was a baby, I used mylacon (sp?) drops almost from when she was a week old. I haven't bought it in a while, but it used to be in a light blue package. I added a drops to every bottle, check the dosage for the weight of your baby. It was a life saver for us! Good luck and remember . . . it won't last forever.

Rebecca - posted on 04/02/2009

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Although I appreciate all the mentions of Mylicon drops I live in Canada and that brand is not available here, wish it was though, neither is the tummy soothers, come on Canada us Mommies need these things

Dawn - posted on 04/02/2009

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Mylicon drops are great.  My daughter had colic really bad when she was a baby and she cried alot.  Colic is just excess gas, so i called my doctor and he told me to try that and it worked.  Let me know if it works for you.  You can ask the pharmacist to help you find it if you need to.  Good luck.  Beautiful little boy!!!

Justina - posted on 04/02/2009

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My grandmother swore by chamomile tea its decafinated and you just brw it let it cool and give some in a bottle. I used it for my daughter along with the mylicon gas drops and I never had a problem with gas again.

Sarah - posted on 04/02/2009

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Try a new bottle if you bottle feed.  My daughter was very gassy when she was born.  I use the Dr. Brown's bottles they have a little straw inside of them that helps release the air from the bottle so it doesn't get inside your little ones belly.  It has worked so much!!!!!

Mmkircher - posted on 04/02/2009

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Hi! My son just turned a year old...but we have used Mylecon drops for quite some time for gas. It says it's safe for infants of all ages.  There is a dosage chart on the bottle...it has an eye-dropper so it's easy to give to baby. It REALLY helped my son and also a friend's baby with gas.  We got them at Wal-Mart...but I'm sure you can get them at any grocery store or drug store.  :) 

Denise - posted on 04/02/2009

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My son used to pull his little legs up in so much pain, screaming, it was heart breaking until my health visitor recommended 'Infacol' just a few drops either in their bottle or on the tongue and it disperses the bubbles building up in their tummies.  It worked straight away, and is so gentle there is no risk of overdose!!

Allison - posted on 04/01/2009

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One day when my daughter became real gassy, my grandmother was over and she told me about an old remedy.  take a tea cup with some water in it, about 1/2 full.  Put a couple of teaspoons of baking soda in it and let it settle to the bottom.  Then get a spoon full of the water and give it to her.  She then burped and was happy as a lark.  That is my remedy for colic and gassy babies.

Sheree - posted on 04/01/2009

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Annaseed is good, we used that for my little one boil the seeds in water and use that water to make his bottle... check with a dr first just incase

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