What is the best formula for gassy babies?

Amy - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My 3 month old has tried 4 formulas and I am still struggling to find one that agrees with him. Any suggestions on the best formula for gassy babies?

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Carrie - posted on 10/23/2011

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Use similac sensitive, colic-com drops and dr.brown bottles..This really help me out with my gassy little girl.

Tiffany - posted on 03/02/2010

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Enfamil Gentlease is the best formula for gassy babies in my opinion. It has partially broken down milk proteins(our son has a slight milk protein allergy). We tried 3 others before this one when he was small and he was a completely different baby once we started this one.

Katelyn - posted on 02/24/2010

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my baby was really gassy sometimes we could see the gas movin around in her tummy! we switched to similac sensitive (the orange can) which seemed to be the best fomula for gassy babies and gas drops... and burped very well! and used dr. brown bottles... we switched a lot of bottles. to really find the best one that worked with her sucking.

Eliza - posted on 02/28/2010

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switching to soy formula and gas drops did wonders for my newborn. She would cry so bad cause of the gas that no sound would come and she'd be bright red, it was awful. And the gas drops were okay to mix in with every feeding.

Amy - posted on 02/24/2010

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Thank you for the suggestions. I do use the gas drops and I don't change formulas everyday. I leave him on it for a couple weeks and by that time should see a change if it is going to help. He isn't just alittle gassy he is screaming in pain! I feel so bad for him!! I will try putting the drops in his bottle I hadn't heard you can do that. We just switched him to Goodstart Gentle Plus, so I am hoping this one helps. My other two children had to be put on soy and that worked for them, but it didn't for Tate and it also made him constipated. Once again thank you for the help in finding the best formula for gassy babies!

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Danielle - posted on 09/06/2011

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Are you using powder or liquid? I used liquid with my son and no problems with him.

Corrie - posted on 03/01/2010

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If your baby is still having problems you could try goats milk, talk to your Dr. about it. Also have you tried acid reflex meds? Ask the Dr. about that too.

Sue - posted on 02/27/2010

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Similac Sensitive worked well for my baby.i tried several and it seemed to be the best formula for gassy babies.

Vanesa - posted on 02/25/2010

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I had a similar problem with my now 2 yr old baby. I tried about 4 or 5 different formulas even the "special" formulated ones for sensetive and gassy tummys such as gentlease, but I think it just made it worse. We finally tried soy, prosobee or similac insomil and they were perfect. It wasn't till he turned one when we tried regular milk that we figured out that he was actually lactose intolerent. Now he drinks lactose free milk and we haven't had any problems.

Jade - posted on 02/24/2010

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I'm not sure where your from but i'm in Australia. The best formula for gassy babies that we have here is called HA Karicare...Its for babies with sensitive stomaches...its great if your baby has colic...it might be a bit pricey...it all depends how far your willing to go price wise...They are $20-$25 depending on the store...you can buy them off ebay 4 big tins for $45...GOOD LUCK

Lanabreanne - posted on 02/24/2010

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nestle good start. It took about 3 weeks to notice a differace, but i did!

Brittney - posted on 02/24/2010

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I had the hardest time with this as well. I eventually stopped breastfeeding and got her on Gentle formula (generic or name brand has it) and it got sooooo much better. I also use to give her a little Chamomile tea. It stops the spasms in the stomach that hurt and I learned it in nursing school so its an accepted way to treat it. Hope this helps!

Keri Ann - posted on 02/24/2010

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try the gentlease formular from enfamil, its designed specifically for gassy/fussy babies. its what i switched to after my son had trouble with regular lipil from enfamil.

Nicole - posted on 02/24/2010

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go with enfamil. either the gentlease or premium. my baby was gassy but has to use one and one only. when you keep switching them around its gonna make the baby sick. stick with one. babies usually pass gass alot. they have these drops out there called mylicon in the baby section at like walmart and im sure other places. i used to add it to my littles ones bottles and she would get rid of her gas and push up some nice burps.

Susanne - posted on 02/24/2010

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I suggest mylicon drops and my son used similac alimentum....worked like a charm, noticed a difference in a day. check with you dr first before you change anything though. good luck

Zurita - posted on 02/24/2010

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Try Telament drops, give a few just before feeding. I find that Nestle NAN HA worked great. If your baby is really gassy, burp him often while feeding, it really makes a difference! Also, check with your doctor, they should have suggestions.

Theresa - posted on 02/24/2010

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We used Similac Sensitive, orange can. It worked well for us. I also would put one drop of GasX (or whatever brand) per two onces of formula in each bottle bofore you shake it up. Keeps the formlua from getting so bubbly during the shaking and helps baby's gas.

Lyndee - posted on 02/24/2010

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I had the same problem! I tried about 6 or 7 until I found Simulac:Alimentum. It's pricey, but well worth a happy baby. It has completely broken down protiens so it's easily digestable. But that is just what worked for my son and I know every baby is different. Also I agree to check with your pediatritian and work out a game plan.

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2010

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Stop switching formulas. Pick one and stick with it. When you are constantly changing formulas, it really messes with your baby's belly. Give it time and he will adjust to it. If he is gassy, lay him on his back and pump his legs inward toward his chest and alternate legs. This will help move the gas that is making his belly hurt. Plus if you sing to him or make funny faces, it will distract him. If he is constipated, rub some castor oil on his belly. This is just a home remedy that may or may not work....but it helped my son. You can also try a LITTLE prune juice...but just a little. I know its hard to see your little one in pain....but you are only making things worse by changing up his formula. Plus...when he poops...sit him up. Not to sound graphic...but my pediatrician told me that when you poop you are in the sitting position....not laying down. So do the same for your baby. When he is trying to poop....simply sit him up. This may help him as well. Good luck.

JENNIFER - posted on 02/24/2010

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Are you still breast feeding as well? some times going back and forth durring the day can make a differance so no matter what formulas you try it will give him gas. I ended up having to put gas drops in the formula for about a week while my sons belly got use to the change from breast milk to formula. hope this helps some.

Blackwood - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son has the same problem and even at 6 months he still can get very gassy if I use a different formula. Remember that it takes 3-5 days for babies too get used to a formula and during this time, they may have more or less gas, have trouble pooping or the opposite. There are 2 formulas that I know of. 1 Walmarts gentle brand (this didn't work for my son at all). I use Enfamil Gentle Ease and this has worked wonders. You can go on their Websit, get the number and call and ask for a sample. It's a small can but a good amount. Also you can sign up for $3.00 of coupons. Both brands are in purple cans. The proteins are already somewhat broken up, so it's not as hard on thier tummys. You should do a straight switch, becuz it will prevent the time that it takes for thier tummy to get used to take longer then if you slowly introduced it. Gripe water can also help. They have alcohol free as well. Hope this was helpful.

Angie - posted on 02/24/2010

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I cant remember the name it might be Enfamil A.R, I would ask your babys Dr, all of my kids have been on Nutramigen due to milk intolerance but it works for colic and gassy babies as well. Hve you tried the gas drops? they work good too.

Sue - posted on 02/27/2010

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Similac Sensitive worked well for my baby.i tried several and it seemed to be the best formula for gassy babies.

Jade - posted on 02/24/2010

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I'm not sure where your from but i'm in Australia. The best formula for gassy babies that we have here is called HA Karicare...Its for babies with sensitive stomaches...its great if your baby has colic...it might be a bit pricey...it all depends how far your willing to go price wise...They are $20-$25 depending on the store...you can buy them off ebay 4 big tins for $45...GOOD LUCK

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