help with a baby who has gas alot in the middle of the night?

Nicki - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 6 months old and starting to get up in the middle of the night with belly aches. i haven't changed her diet.

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Jamie - posted on 09/07/2009

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definately try the mylicon drops. you dont necessarily have to buy the name brand. otherwise you paying an arm and a leg forr no reason. just give her the recommended dosage before bedtime and after her bottle. i found that when i put it in my sons bottle it didnt work as well as when i gave it to him straight. she may still be gassy but the drops will make it easier to come out. you can all so try moving her legs in a bicycle motion it will kinda help work out the little gas bubbles in her tummy.

Cara - posted on 09/08/2009

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I used and still use Oval for my daughter who had the same problem. I would give her 0.5ml of Oval everynight before bed and the problem seemed to resolve. I now just give it to her occasionallly when she has gas as it does not seem to bother her like it used to. Good luck.

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Heather - posted on 09/08/2009

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Even better than the Mylicon...is a natural way to help baby get the gas out. Use your right arm to cradle her side-ways with her back resting against you. Use your left hand to hold a little pressure on her tummy and gently bounce her. You can also use your whole left arm: if she uses a paci, hold it in her mouth while you bounce.This way your arm will create the pressure on her tummy and she will also be soothed by her paci.

Lisa - posted on 09/05/2009

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Get her checked for constipation, my first prem son had alot of trouble digesting food it took a while to find develope after starting solids as it builds up over time but by the time we found the problem it was prity bad xrays will help diagnose, we found that Potato was the worst food for him and cut it out completly till he was around 2yrs and just took the solid food very slowly, we also tryed a few formulas as that is what was thought to have started the constipation. Hope this has helped somehow my sugestion is to work out what food is causing the wind and Check for constipation. Good Luck it's hard having a baby wakeing in pain specially when you can't really help them.

Leigh - posted on 09/05/2009

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My son has had REALLY bad gas & GERD. We tried EVERYTHING (& all of the aforementioned things as well) & here's what we found:
You can give them 3ml of mylicon every 30 min up to 6 doses, but we could have had our son on a permanent drip & it wouldn't have helped! Gripe water is a good hiccup cure, but little else. The COLIC CALMis the only thing that brought relief & it works FAST, but has to be orderd & is JET BLACK, so it can be tough to get out of clothes (just so you know)..but whatever if it works, right?!
As for formulas, we tried Gentilease, Similac Sensitive, Similac RS & finally the elemental similac, Alimentum. It STINKS & is twice the cost of the others, but he threw up less & seemed more comfortable.
As per docs orders, I feed him an ounce of pear juice/day to help him be "regular," and they finally prescribed "baby" Prevacid (don't let them keep telling you "it's normal" if you know it's worse than "normal!") This really helps with the reflux & "wet burps."
I also give him the tummy massage in the morning & after his evening bath; seems to help relax him. He STILL has gas, but doesn't seem NEAR as "crampy."
Hope your little one gets relief soon; I know how awful it is to watch them squirm in constant discomfort!

Tamika - posted on 09/04/2009

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You may need to check the type of bottle you are using ( if you bottle feed) &/or your diet if you breastfeed, inaddition to all the other ideas posted.Another things make sure the bed isn't to soft and elevate her upper body some, they sell the elevation triangles at babies R us. Also limit the use of toys and objects for her to suck on near bed time because they can allow for her to suck up air causing gas.

There is one other thing that worked for me, If you child DOESN'T have any breathing or reflux problems and can left her head, let her sleep on her belly! The first night watch to make sure there isn't any problems, ( my doc said that is okay if it is an healthly child and it is good for their neck muscles).

Good luck and sleep tight!

Karen - posted on 09/04/2009

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I have the same problem but my 6 month old daughter has GORD and we use colic care its all natural and it works fantastic we tried Mylicon, Losec, differnet formulas, infant gavascon and none of it worked.
Good luck

Jeanette - posted on 09/04/2009

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U can also tyr gripe water which can be found at a whole foods place or traders joes..If that doesnt help trying changing her diet...formula?

LISA - posted on 09/04/2009

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mylicon drops... also if your formula feeding it maybe the formula... like my son at first drank similac advanced and it made him so gassy so I switched to the similac sensitive for gassy and lactose intolerant babies... worked like a charm

Shelly - posted on 09/04/2009

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It may sound crazy, but this worked for everyone I know. Fill a bottle with warm water and take a peppermint candy, ( the little round ones that are red and white), crush it up and add a small piece to the water. Shake it up until the candy starts to dissolve. The peppermint really soothes their bellies! Good luck!!! Shelly Commisso

Debra - posted on 09/02/2009

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First question I would ask, are you breast feeding? If so, be careful what you are eating. What you eat can really effect the baby. If your not breast feeding than I would recommend the Mylican as well. Good luck

Alison - posted on 09/02/2009

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Try baby massage. May Health visitor recommended a course of lessons via SureStart. They were brilliant and a couple of particular techniques really helped my son with his trapped wind. Hope this is helpful, good luck

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My oldest did this. My youngest had Acid Reflux though and the other things didn't help. Try the football hold. It is possibly dairy or gas. If nursing cut out dairy from your diet, if formula try soy. There is a generic of Mylicon at Walmart that works just as great for me.

Sarah - posted on 09/02/2009

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As the other moms say - Mylicon works wonders. My daughter had terrible gas. We'd give her some of the mylicon, hold her for a few minutes (up-right) and burp her until she could release it. Otherwise no one was sleeping in our house.

September - posted on 09/02/2009

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I used mylicon drops with my son at that age which seemed to work really well!

Jessica - posted on 09/02/2009

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My husband and I call Mylicon Baby Crack, they love the taste and it works WONDERS!!!! we have founf that Gas X is cheaper but not nearly as effective. And theyt say Mylicon is very safe for them almost safe enough to give at every feeding (Atleast that part is written on the box) My son was VERY gasy the 1st 2 months of his life but hes gotten so much better!! :) Good luck and happy sleeping! :)

MacKenzie - posted on 09/02/2009

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Ya, I agree wth everyone else.. Mylicon is AMAZING!!! I gave that to my son after every feeding and then burped him because he got alot of belly aches. Definantly do the baby massages.. rub from chest down in circles and press her knees into her tummy not too hard and give her some Mylicon before bed. If this doesn't work, you maybe should try Sensitive Stomache formulas, if she drinks formula. My friend's pediatrician told her to do that with her duaghter. Hope this helps! :)

Iysha - posted on 09/02/2009

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A baby massage before bed time might help. The tummy rub is supposed to release gas. If that doesn't work you could always use mylicon.

Ashley - posted on 09/02/2009

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Oh my gosh my son had the same problem. He is better now, but we used Mylicon along with burping him frequently. He seemed to grow out of it, so that might happen with your daughter. Talk to her pediatrician just to make sure nothing could be causing it.

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My son had issues with gas when he was an infant. Mylicon helped a LOT! I only gave it to him before bed. What it does is break up the gas into little bubbles so it's easier for the baby to pass through their little systems. Good luck.

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