Nothing is working! What do yo suggest ?

Crystal - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my baby is 4wks old and has gas. We have tried rubbing her stomach, placing a warm towel on her stomach, gripe water, karo syrup, mylicon drop, and she has had 3 milk changes. The colic isnt helping either. She poops, but just to let out gas she strains and screams just to ge tone out. When will this end?

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Ashley - posted on 10/23/2009

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Oh my goodness my poor baby had this, and sometimes still gets "gas attacks". I put him on Enfamil Gentlease...soy made it worse, haha! But try it if you haven't already in case she is sensitive to milk by-products. (I supplement with formula when breastfeeding isn't enough). If you breastfeed, try cutting out any spices...pretty much everything with flavor, and careful on the veggies! Broccoli gets my son bad! :(
Have you talked with her pediatrician? If my son didn't get better with the Gentlease, he would have gone to a prescription formula to help with the gas. So try talking to them.
Also, you can try placing her on her back and pushing her legs onto her stomach...it sometimes works when my husband does it...not for me, when I try, my son laughs at me! We also discovered that when my hubby puts my son on his (hubby's) head tummy first, he lets out some good ones! It started out as a game, but it works!
Make sure she is burped frequently...like after every ounce while eating. She will be mad, but it will help with gas. And if you aren't using good bottles, I suggest getting some. I love Avent, and also Playtex Drop-ins. I have heard good things with Dr. Browns.
I know what you are going through hon...and to be honest, my son really didn't get over it until he was able to start cereal. But, every baby is different, so keep trying everything you can, although hold off on "home remedies" until talking to her doctor.
Good luck!!!

Krista - posted on 10/23/2009

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Try laying her on her tummy with her knees under her belly and gently, but quickly, pat her right abover her little tiny baby but, basically right behind her gut. Gas rises so having her tushie pointed upwards as much as possible should help, plus, the vibration from the patting would help move the gas around any obstacles. Also, laying on the left side of the body is beneficial for the digestive system and helps things move along. I hope this helps a little :)

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Eloise - posted on 10/26/2009

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unfortunately it lasts 3 months it's her body getting used to taking in food etc.this may sound cruel but it works i take a thermometer put some baby oil on her bum and use the thermometer tohelp her poo she'll feel much better afterwards my son is almost 3 months old and also suffers from gas.try avoid things like gassy cold drinks cabbage etc try to not what you eat and see maybe it's that..are you breast feeding or formula?

Crystal - posted on 10/26/2009

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Thanks for the reponses.. She has gone to the dr. and she is on similac Alimentum, playtex drop~in bottles, and for back up I have purchased dr. brown bottles. (will test this milk for 5dys).The stomach massages, and bicycle work out of the legs have worked she lets out a scream and the gas will come. I appreciate all the responses

Jackie - posted on 10/24/2009

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Soya formula. Sounds like a milk allergy or lactose intolerant. Soya formula will fix either of those problems. No cows proteins or cow sugars in soya formula

Gini - posted on 10/24/2009

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you didnt mention if the baby is breast fed or bottle fed....if the baby is bottle fed, try switching bottles/nipples to new brand, expiriment: your looking for something to help with reducing the air flow through the bottle/nipple. it works and you'll know when you find the right one.

Joanna - posted on 10/23/2009

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I had this great thing I found online, it had this aromatherapy pack you warmed in the microwave, and put it in this fuzzy belt and put it around their tummy. It was wonderful. Of course my daughter was also on prescription prevacid for reflux, and that helped as well.

Kerry - posted on 10/23/2009

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Fennel tea. I swear by it. I used it on both of my babies (from birth with my second child.)
Its a herbal tea that can be bought from any health food shop. I would make up a jug in a morning, let it cool completely and pour it into a bottle and that would be my babies drink for the day. They pull a face at first but then get used to the taste. It turns them into self burping babies. No more trouble with trapped wind again. Fantastic stuff.

Tammy - posted on 10/23/2009

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what formulas has she been on? Please do not use karo syrup again. Truly sounds like a formula issue to me. Have you tried Alimentum or Nutramigen, Good Start, Any soy formula?

Sandra - posted on 10/23/2009

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for us it was actually that my son couldn't tolerate the diary products i was eating. It did something to my milk. once we changed my diet . It was so much better it was amazing. He was a totally different baby.

Sarah - posted on 10/23/2009

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My son had really bad stomach problems starting when he was 3weeks old. We started using the Doctor Brown bottles and using a very gentle formula for fussy-ness and gas. The protiens are already broken down so her stomach wont have to do so much work. If you don't want to try a new formula again I would atleast try the doctor brown bottles, they do make a big differents, but are a little costly, and a pain to wash but are way worth it!!

Jennifer - posted on 10/23/2009

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my oldest son done the same thing and i think he finally got out of that little episode by the time he was 8mths old..it was so bad. but then again my sisters little girl also had that same problem and she stopped when she was 3mths old. so you never can tell its all on the child.

Suzanne - posted on 10/23/2009

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Try doing bicycle exercises with her legs. It will help to move those bubbles out and make her more comfortable. Good luck!

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