oh those painful gas pains!i am nursing my 2 month old , when is the awful gas going to end? he tries so hard to be happy except for his tummy trouble!

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Ami - posted on 05/24/2009

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I have to use Gripe Water, it has been a blessing for my lil girl! Nothing else has worked besides that. There are many different companies that make it, it's all natural. You should be able to find at pharmacy, I order mine online b/c its a little cheaper when you buy in bulk. There is also a charcoal supplement I have heard works really well, haven't tried b/c the gripe water works to great for McKinzi. Hope that helps!

Guggie - posted on 05/24/2009

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I agree! Check out your supply, see a lactation consultant. I had oversupply and a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance around that age. It is normal because 2 months is right before a big growth spurt so your breasts are getting ready for it.



Try eliminating dairy or at least straight cow's milk from your diet. This is often a big reason for discomfort as the cow's milk proteins (casein) comes through in your milk and the baby can't digest it.



Try block feeding, where you offer only one breast the entire day, then alternate with the other breast the entire night. This will empty your breasts and get to the hindmilk, instead of continually filling your baby's tummy with the watery foremilk.

Liane - posted on 05/24/2009

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I had/have the same problem with my 2 month old. I just have to keep massaging his belly and moving his legs. have you tried that yet? Massage his belly in a circular clockwise motion around his belly button. Then move his legs like he is riding a bike. You can also bend both of his legs and roll them up till they touch his belly and give gentle pressure. My son thinks this is fun! Anyway for a few weeks I gave him gas drops after every feeding or at least every other one. That seemed to help...:)

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Karen - posted on 05/24/2009

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Look at what you are getting too. food that can give you gas can give the baby gas to. and like everyone else sadi tummy time. also if you give the breastmilk any by bottle burp the baby every few oz. that is what my lactation consultant told me with my first son. WHich he didnt have to much trouble he usually burped himself

Natasha - posted on 05/24/2009

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my 4 moth old breastfed baby would just scream out in pain from her gas. i felt so sad for her. my doc told be about oval drops. im in canada not sure where you are of if they offer that in your area but they are truly amazing!!! as soon as i give it to her within mins she is back to her happy self.

Heather - posted on 05/24/2009

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I use gripe water with my son...it has been AMAZING!!! He will take it and just sit there and burp, two or three times...lol...and it has also helped alot with spit up.

Kate CP - posted on 05/24/2009

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Couple things I learned from my gas trouble with my baby: LOTS of tummy time. The other thing I used to do was lay her across my lap and just jiggle her a little bit with my knees. It loosened up the gas bubbles and she thought it was great. Gripe water is AWESOME and the mylicon drops work great, too. You may have to try switching your nursing position and see if that helps. Warm baths are good, too. Tummy rubs are great...and if he's constipated you can get the children's glycerin suppositories and cut them into quarters and then administer them. I found that my daughter's bum was waaaaaaay too tiny to put a whole suppository in it. Good luck!

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How is your milk supply? Aside from the normal newborn gassiness (Liane had some good suggestions for that), oversupply can cause baby to be very gassy and uncomfortable. If you think that might be the case, try expressing some milk by hand and wait for the flow to slow a bit before latching the baby on.

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