Kathryn - posted on 12/02/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )
Ready to rip my hair out. My son is 2 weeks old and has terrible gas. I am pumping and giving him breastmilk (and he was like this on the BM). Now I think he is going through a growth spurt and I cant keep up with his demand so I started adding in formula. Don't know if it will make the problem worse but I just cant pump enough for him to eat. I am using Enfamil lactose free (I tried the regular gentlease but switched to lactose free because I wasn't sure if the gas was caused by the lactose.) Nothing seems to make it better. I have tried gripe water and we are now using the Ovol drops. Not really sure if we notice a difference. I can feel the bubbles in his stomach and he arches his back and cries. Sometimes after he passes a stool along with gas he will feel better but then it comes back again. Seems to sleep fine at night but is colicky during the day and evening. Should we go see our Dr about this? Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks! (Is there a better formula I should try? I heard of the formulas for colic but not sure if they work or not, and don't want to constantly switch back and forth between formulas and make him sick) Im giving him as much BM as I can provide. He also doesn't like the taste of the formula so that is a problem too. Also switched to the Dr Brown bottles because I heard they are the best for releasing air bubbles.