Gassy baby

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I feel so bad my baby grunts and groans and pushes. Seems uncomfortable with the gas. Any suggestions on how to help my gassy baby?

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Nikki - posted on 07/15/2009

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GRIPE WATER! It has chamomile to calm them down and ginger and fennel to make the tummy feel better. And when they are calmer they can push the gas out MUCH easier! Also, holding baby with his back to your tummy and his knees to his tummy. Like he's crouching against your belly, while rocking back and forth.

Katie - posted on 11/04/2008

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my boys were constipated and gassy as well. it was frustrating for us because they were so crabby! Now one of them is on Enfamil Gentlease and the other on Enfamil Nutramigen. The Nutramigen is VERY expensive so it's a last resort for a gassy baby!! But it's partially digested formula so it breaks down easily.

Kimberly - posted on 10/30/2008

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I give Mylicon prior to every bottle per my MD. Also, you can give Mylicon every 2 hours as needed. I also switched to Similac Sensitive for Gas and Fussiness and it has also helped! Good luck with your uncomfortable and gassy baby!

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Mandy - posted on 01/25/2018

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My baby has bad gas she's 4 months now and my husband & me have tried almost everything changing bottles, changing formula from power to liquid, massaging her tummy, bicycle legs, gripe water, gas drops and trying chamomile tea. Her naps are 20-45 unless I lay down with her than its 2-3 hours and she wakes up every 2-3 hours during the night because of her gas. What helped for your babies??

Emily - posted on 07/20/2009

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yes, my baby grunts and groans and squeals constantly. our dr. suggested Espacil and it really worked. but the problem he explained is her inmature digestive system and the colic will continue for a little while. my baby likes to be held upside down accross her daddy´s forearm, it seems to put a gentle pressure on the stomach and she´s able to pass gasses well.

Nikki - posted on 07/15/2009

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And a stomach massage works wonders! Get a qualified professional if you have any doubts at all, massaging intestines the wrong direction can make things much worse!

Kendra - posted on 11/04/2008

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My son had lots of trouble with gas after my milk dried up and I started giving him formula. We switched to soy formula and that cleared it right up!

Shawna - posted on 10/31/2008

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My twins were both very gassy babies, and would scream, cry and fuss so!! We switched their formula to Enfamil Gentleease and I also found something called 'Gripe Water'.. It's an all natural formule that helps to relieve gas problems and is safe for babys just days old! I recommend this highly!! So much that now any time I am invited to a baby shower I include a bottle of it in the bbaby gift! It is wonderful!

Ashley - posted on 10/31/2008

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My son was a very uncomfortable and gassy baby. After numerous doctors and numerous suggestions (that didnt work) I did something on my own and it worked. Come to find out my son was allergic to milk. I changed his formula to Enfamil Gentleease, and i swear by the Little Tummies Gas Relief Drops. They saved the day EVERY time.

Katie - posted on 10/30/2008

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i have the drops from little tummys. my son LOVES it. it calms him down instantly.

OH and if you hold like your nursing, and bring the legs up, itll help them expel the gas.

Rebecca - posted on 10/30/2008

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maybe this little one is allergic to milk, i was nursing and had to drop all dairy for one of mine who had an allergy that made her constipated and broke her out in a rash on her face

Tegan - posted on 10/30/2008

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If your baby is fussy along with the gas, as my son was, an exercise ball did the trick. He loved bouncing. It seemed to release some of the pressure. Just a slight bounce seemed to do the trick. I swear by it:)

Kendra - posted on 10/30/2008

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After feeding try moving the legs by bending and extending them gently. This will help work some of the gas out. Also try infant massage, it really works wonders for a gassy baby, they have a warming baby oil that is great for this.

Shawna - posted on 10/31/2008

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My twins were both very gassy babies, and would scream, cry and fuss so!! We switched their formula to Enfamil Gentleease and I also found something called 'Gripe Water'.. It's an all natural formule that helps to relieve gas problems and is safe for babys just days old! I recommend this highly!! So much that now any time I am invited to a baby shower I include a bottle of it in the bbaby gift! It is wonderful!

Ashley - posted on 10/31/2008

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My son was a very uncomfortable and gassy baby. After numerous doctors and numerous suggestions (that didnt work) I did something on my own and it worked. Come to find out my son was allergic to milk. I changed his formula to Enfamil Gentleease, and i swear by the Little Tummies Gas Relief Drops. They saved the day EVERY time.

Kendra - posted on 10/30/2008

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After feeding try moving the legs by bending and extending them gently. This will help work some of the gas out. Also try infant massage, it really works wonders for a gassy baby, they have a warming baby oil that is great for this.

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