Ideas for tummy pains @ 2 months old?

Ashlee - posted on 01/09/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son is having difficulties with formula, Im pretty sure its the iron in it. We go through the WIC program and they dont have the formula that works best for him.... (Good start) So they tell me to get a doctors note then see the nutrionist at wic then I have to go through Norco to get the formula. In the mean time what helps for his poor tummy?

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Alyssa - posted on 01/13/2010

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I was going to say Mylicon drops. They work very well. My daughter had the same issue when she was that age. Also, you might try taking a bottle and filling it with hot hot water, then wrapping it in a blanket and putting that on his little tummy.

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Colleen - posted on 01/15/2010

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My son suffered terribly from gas and constipation. I changed his formula to NAN and that helped him a bit. I then gave him probiotic drops which also relieved some wind too. We have a syrup in South Africa called Buscopan which is brilliant for trapped wind...so maybe use what other have suggested above as it seems to have the same effect.

After you feed him try put a blanket over your knees and lie him on his tummy. Rub his back gently but firmly in a clockwise direction using the heal of your hand. This helps break up wind which causes the pain.

Judy - posted on 01/14/2010

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Try proping the baby up with a pillow in a baby swing. The back and forth motion seems to help. Or try putting baby in baby seat and sit on dryer and turn dryer and that motion and sound also seems to help.

Cindy - posted on 01/14/2010

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The best thing I found when my babies were born was to stick a toothpick in a bottle of peppermint extract and then dip the toothpick in a baby bottle filled with warm water. The baby doesn't have to drink very much and just the hint of peppermint somehow releives the tummy. Hope this helps!

Rebecca - posted on 01/13/2010

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Mylicon does work great for gas/tummy pain. But how do you know it is the iron? What do his stools look like? It could very well be a dairy/soy allergy which is *very* common in babies. My LO is breast fed and we were scratching our heads for almost 3 mos until I figured out it was dairy and had it confirmed by the pedi with a smear test.

Bethanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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The gripe water didn't work for my son, I used the Mylicon drops for gas and those seemed to help.

Cheryl - posted on 01/12/2010

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pressing his knees to his belly will release gas. It may not be the iron some tummies are just more sensitive to different formulas than others. The gripe water doesnt have to administered you can just dip the soother in the water and see if that works aswee. My kids didnt like the taste so this worked well

User - posted on 01/12/2010

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like someone has already said try gripe water or moving his legs up and down, when my daughter was a baby she suffered alot from constipation which caused alot of tummy aches, and i would lay her down and rub her tummy firmly( but not hard) that seemed to help her alot

Hayley - posted on 01/09/2010

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have you tried gripe water, it works for my 2 month old ! also i play with his legs in a "riding the bike" motion also gently push them up and down towards his belly

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