How do you soothe a 6 week old with gas issues?

Elisa - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My darling little girl, gets very fussy 5 out of 7 evenings a week. She will cry for hours, a high pitched scream. She passes gas quite a bit, so I assume her problem is cramps or the need to burp, which she will do sometimes hours after her last feeding. I thought maybe its colic, but then sometimes she'll go a couple days without a problem. I hate that I am unable to make her feel better when she gets like that. I've tried everything I can think of to soothe her, from swattling, offering the breast more frequently, oval, gripe water, pacifier, singing, danceing, bouncing, you name it. just wanted to know if their was anyone else out there who has been in or is in a similar position, that can offer some advice on what has worked for them.

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We have used the peppermint water as well. It did seem to help some. I always just swaddled my baby girl up if she had gas and held her as tight to my body as I could. I'd rock and love on her, and it eventually would ease the pain away. I think being as warm as she could also helped. Also, Mylecon gas drops are WONDERFUL!!!!

Amanda - posted on 08/05/2009

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Try laying her back on your chest and put her little feet in the palm of your hand. Push her feet up so her knees are in her chest and she's kind of in a little ball, and then pat little butt with you other hand. Sounds crazy I know but my son and all my daycare babies loved it when they were gassy.

Jodie - posted on 08/06/2009

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Hi Elisa,

I have the same problem now. I went to the docs only yesterday. I had already tried Gripe water and it didn't work. Now I'm using Infacol. My little one actually has Reflux without the vommiting as her osophogus isn't allowing it to come back up. So its twisting her belly in knots causing pain. I would recommend going to the doctor asap. I was given 3 things to try at different times for 4 days each. If none work she has to have surgery..

Hope this helps. but I would recommend the doctor.

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Bongani - posted on 03/18/2014

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hi there, i am a first time father of a very beautiful daughter, she is three months old and she cries a lot that makes my heart sore. She cries as if there is something going on in her stomach because she cant seat still at that particular time, sometimes she cries the whole day without wanting to feed. i dont know what to do to help her. her mother is as clueless as me maybe if you can help me out here.... "heart broken"

Patricia - posted on 08/13/2009

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Mylacon Drops are a blessing and my baby likes a bath and then we use the Bedtime Lavender lotion and boy does he sleep through the night now from 9pm to about 4am which is when I get up for PT since I am in the military. Swaddling also helps a great deal.



My doctor also suggested adding a few pinches of rice cereal into his formula and I have noticed that helped calm it down big time.

Elicsaha - posted on 08/09/2009

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my son was really bad when he was born til about two months i used to give him mylocon drops and take him in the shower with me. the hot water on his back and steam calmed his little tummy and usually he would just fall asleep. it worked great

Marta - posted on 08/09/2009

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I've found it helps if you run their little legs in a bicycle motion and then push their legs against their tummy and roll the legs in little circles in a clockwise direction. I've also heard that baby massage helps with this too your local hospital or healthcare center might offer a program that's free of charge or at least relatively inexpensive. Good luck.

Maria - posted on 08/09/2009

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Another thing I did was to massage the belly in a clockwise direction with some baby oil. I also massaged his feet he would stop crying immediately

Maria - posted on 08/09/2009

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My son was gassy too I put a recieving blanket in the Microwave for 15-20 sec and put it on his tummy then swaddled him with his legs tucked in towards his tummy. I was taught this by the nurses at the hospital. I also bounced him while sitting on an extercise ball. It helped alot, tucking the legs in help baby to release gas faster.

Danielle - posted on 08/09/2009

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have you tried infacol? wind drops you can get it at the supermarket, my eldest son had wind problems when he was young i found it to work good luck

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I used peppermint water with mine. He would scream for hours before going to bed and this was the only thing that calmed him. We used the small soft peppermints dissolved in warm water. My other two were never that fussy but my first I had a hard time. Things will get better my dear and she will outgrow it. And it is ok to lay her in the crib (safely) for a minute and take a time out for yourself, I remember laying down my son and having to sit out in the hallway to gather myself. Good Luck

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