How do I help my gassy 11 month old?

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She used to be a great sleeper, but recently wakes at least every hour, and seems to be very uncomfortable. My doctor tells me she is healthy and there is no medical problem, but something is giving her gas at night. A friend of mine said she might be sensitive to dairy? Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution? Please help my daughter and I get some rest!

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Really? how old is your son? my daughter is not even a year yet, so is she too young to take something like zantac, if that was the case?

User - posted on 01/26/2009

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My son had acid relex and woke up several times a night until they gave him Zantac and he's been so much better!

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we do the knees to the belly bicyle movements, and we also were told that we can rub the baby's belly in a clockwise motion with both hands to move the gas bubbles.  Belly time works wonders before bed too.!

Summer - posted on 01/26/2009

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I swear by Gental Naturals by Disney. It's all natural gas relief and very inexpensive. I use to be able to find it at Walmart both in Michigan and Iowa. Just a few months ago they took them off the shelf in IA. I think they can still be found in Pharmacies. They work quickly also. Both my sons had a hard transition from breast to formula and that solved the problem. Equate from walmart works wonders also. sbr

Elizabeth - posted on 01/26/2009

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You can give her remedies to help but you are only helping alleviate, the symptoms. Get to the root of the problem: wheat, dairy, sugar, soy, eggs....it is most likely one of these.  take them out of her diet (if still breastfeeding take out of your diet) 11 months is still young to giving too many solids, especially any of these highly intolerabt foods. Stick to easy to digest avocadoes, bananas, brown rice(althoug not too many grains!) sweet potatoes. take out the offenders and go simple with the food. Good luck!

Christine - posted on 01/26/2009

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I use little tummies and make sure that everytime she wakes up from sleep she gets some tummy time to wiggle out the poots...  you can eliminate dairy from your diet to see if it helps, if not, re-introduce it.  You could also shy away from gassier foods like broccoli and beans...  Caffiene or alcohol can also cause discomfort...

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you could try taking her off dairy and see if it helps. Otherwise, my family uses the peperment water too...or gas drops. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 01/26/2009

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Gripe Water. I swear by it. Also takes away annoying hiccups within seconds! You can get it at any drug store. Works better than Milacon, in my opinion. Also try laying her on her back and gently and slowly lift her knees up to her stomach several times. It often helps pass any gas bubbles. Good luck!

Tasha - posted on 01/26/2009

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my son gets gassy sometimes and i put like 2 ounces of water in a bottle with a peppermint and give him that and it always seems to help! good luck sorry if it doesnt work!

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