Painful Gas

Melissa - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hello-anyones babies scream in pain with gas? I have twins and I feel so bad for them I am exclusively breast feeding and pumping using Dr Browns bottles

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Sara - posted on 11/04/2015

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Relax and try to soothe yourself first. Your baby will get relief from babies magic tea and there will be no gas pain if you continue this tea.

Heather - posted on 01/26/2009

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You have to really watch what you eat ans stick to more bland foods. Tomato seems to be hard on my daughter.

Marie - posted on 01/26/2009

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i read about these "fart areobics"... and they seriously help.  its just as abbey said, press the baby's legs to their chest for a count of 6.  it definately helps the farts come out of my baby!!!  and it she is farting already, ill quick push her legs up to her chest and it makes the fart go longer.  also my cousin used the mylicon infant gas relief drops and said they helped her son feel better!

Abbey - posted on 01/26/2009

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I just stopped breastfeeding, but I talked to the pediatrician about it and talked about food too. And if I remember right she said that it can take a few weeks for the dairy you have eaten to leave your system, so don't be discouraged if diet doesn't correct it right away. Also, we "fart" our baby. Doing leg exercise like pressing his legs in to his chest and doing the butterfly to his legs makes him toot....and makes him a happier baby.

Kimberly - posted on 01/26/2009

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My daughter had the same problem and the pediatrician prescribed baby zantac for reflux

Colleen - posted on 01/24/2009

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I have done all of the above as well, also eliminating dairy from my diet(or as little as possible)!  So no more milk, cheese,ice cream..etc...  They call it the cave man diet, meat and potatoes.  Although I am not a big meat eater I have substituted alot of fish, rice, and tons of oatmeal(which is supposed to help with your milk supply as well!).  It does get kind of boring, but Delaney seems to be a tone happier and it dosnt hurt that the baby weight is slipping off fast as a result!  

Melissa - posted on 01/24/2009

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Quoting Kelly:

Soft drink is one that no one told me about, but I do find that if I relax a little and have a soda, Milla is screaming with a half hour of feeding. Weird



Hmmm thats interesting bewcause I am at my in laws and have been drinking soda when I usually don't...I will try eliminating that. Thanks!

Kelly - posted on 01/23/2009

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Soft drink is one that no one told me about, but I do find that if I relax a little and have a soda, Milla is screaming with a half hour of feeding. Weird

Kelly - posted on 01/23/2009

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My baby is my third child, and I have been so careful with what I eat as my last one was very gassy and in pain all the time. I stay away from soft drink, chocolate, broccoli, onion, garlic, etc. It is really hard to pin if it is something that you are eating, but it might be worth cutting some things out to see if it makes a difference

Melissa - posted on 01/23/2009

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I do all of the above-my Dr says its normal since they are pooping often but it is so hard to handle. And of course I am getting all sorts of advice about what I should eat and not eat-did anyone eliminate foods and find that helped?

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Yes, I am breastfeeding. I tried pumping and using a bottle but it didn't seem to help. I have noticed that it is definitely worse the longer amount of time between poops. His pediatrician said to try rectal stimulation with a thermometer if he goes more than a day without a poop. I noticed that when I do that, he'll have a huge gassy poop and he'll seem better but only for a few hours.

Kristina - posted on 01/23/2009

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yes my baby had horrable gas pain, we ended up looking up what to do on line and found these "gas relief Drops" that are otc from walgreens, they are safe to give baby up to 12 times a day or after every feeding, they have helped alot, i recomend it

Melissa - posted on 01/23/2009

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Gripe water seems to help mine...but I still can't figure out what the triggers are..are you breast feeding as well?

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YES! My poor baby has terrible gas pains. He'll wake up shrieking and writhing in pain. I try to do bicycles and leg pumping which seems to work a little. When he poops, it comes out all foamy and he has TONS of gas with it. My daughter did NOT have this much gas, I don't know what is causing it!

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