I have a 3 wk old

Deana - posted on 03/08/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have 4 children. I have breastfed 3 of them. My 3 wk old has such bad gas I feel like I'm hurting her more by breast feeding. I stopped and started her in formula for gassy babies but she still is very gassy and colic. Should I go back to breast feeding while I still can or continue with formula? I miss breast feeding my baby. I cry about it. I want what's best for her. :-(

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Lori - posted on 03/19/2013

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Hey Deana - How are things going? It's been almost 2 weeks since you posted?

Evergreen64 - posted on 03/19/2013

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Do whats best for you both....breast is not always best.

there are breast fed babies who get sick and forumla babies who dont, the whole breast is best is all propaganda...u can still be a good mother with a healthy strong child even if u dont breast feed

TRISHA - posted on 03/09/2013

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i would keep nursing... cut out dairy, caffeine, chocolate. drink some hot tea- chamomile, traditional medicinal nursing tea, or other that may help calm babes tummy thru ur milk, hold babe, massage, i have never tried it but some use gripe water hang in there! that breast milk is good for little one:}

Annie - posted on 03/08/2013

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I have the same issue with my 3 month old. I haven't stopped bfing though I've been tempted to. He acts almost colicky at times.Im trying to hang in there. I can tell you if the formula makes it worse def get back to bfing while you still can so at least he's getting the benefits of breast milk.Lemme kno how it goes

Lori - posted on 03/08/2013

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Since the formula isn't helping, I'd say yes, go back to breastfeeding.

It's possible that she has an intolerance to dairy. If that's the case, then regular formula will not help and may even make things worse since most formula is made from cow milk. The best way to test this would be to cut dairy from your diet for a few weeks and she how she's doing. Dairy allergy or intolerance is much more common than most people are aware of. And up to 80% who are allergic to dairy, are also allergic to soy.

There are also other foods that could be causing the gas and colic, but dairy is the most common culprit. For a little bit more info check out the kellymom link below.


http://kellymom.com/health/baby-health/f...

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