Need to know what do i need to do if he cries with stomach problems???

Shala - posted on 12/25/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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He has had his milk changed 3 times and he still screams and cries after he drinks the milk because he gets constipated and cant use the bathroom he also is taking gas medicine what should i do???

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Dawn - posted on 12/28/2009

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I had to put my son on Similac sensitive and on the constrated type. He would cry with stomach problems on any poweder formula. I also would stop every ounce to burb him and check the bottles you are using. I switched to Dr Browns to help with the gas.

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Elizabeth - posted on 12/28/2009

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i would also reconsider the gas medication...natural is always best...prune juice..puree
depending on the age

Elizabeth - posted on 12/28/2009

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I have two children, and both were on formula. If there's anything I learned from the experience it is..switching formula really takes a toll on those little belly's. Every child is different so teh reasons might be different..but I am assuming it is gas which he is suffering from. If this is the case, I know a tummy massage which is a God sent.

Three parts:

1. lay the baby down and loosen the diaper a bit so you have room to work on the belly.
2. picture a clock on your childs belly ...right hand at 12 (just above the belly button) and the left hand at about 3 to the right of the belly button
now turn both clock-wise and repeat 6 times
3 now take the child's knees and press them firmly into the belly times

this always worked for my girls...if you are doing this properly the baby will release gas during or after ..sometimes a bowl movement following massage

Melissa - posted on 12/28/2009

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My youngest daughter had to be on Enfamil Nutramigen it's a hypoallergenic formula then when she was old enough for milk we had to use soy then start mixing the soy and 1% milk and put an acidophillus pill in the milk because her stomach just could not handle it. She is 19 months old now and can drink only 1% milk but with no problems now.

Pamela - posted on 12/28/2009

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What types of formula have you used? You could try soy, or even more sensitive formulas. Sometimes you have to try different ones to get it right. For the constipation, try apple and prune juice and dilute it with water, it wont hurt. My doctor and mother suggested it and it works wonders.

Tiffany - posted on 12/27/2009

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Have you tried some grape water or colic drops, they will help your little boy [ass whateva he has to pas, they tend to work quick

User - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Beth:



Quoting Po:








her baby is only a month old so doing this isnt' something that sould be done






 









Why pick on my post?! Everyone here is responding as though the baby is a TODDLER which is where this was posted. In the toddler forum. As you said, soy wouldn't be any better. They do have formula with no lactose as well as soy based formula. I think this mom is wise in seeking opinions but is also wise enough to understand whether milk or formula is appropriate.






 






 





sorry i wasnt picking on your post.. sorry you took it that way.. it was posted up higher on the responses that the baby was only a month old.. u'd be surprised what people think is ok to give to infants

Clarissa - posted on 12/26/2009

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I am passing through the same with my wk old girl. Gripe water helps alot but still have the odd colic attacks.

Shirley - posted on 12/26/2009

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The other thing I forgot to add before and now that I think about it, I had this trouble with my first daughter BADLY. Your baby is only 1 month old today so it may not be constipation it may just be colic. My Jessica used to scream for hours after feeds and when I talked to my ped at the 6 week check up he told me that she was not used to the full sensation yet in her stomach and it made her uncomfortable, combined with reflux ( which she was later diagnosed with) it just made the poor girl misserable. It is very normal for babies to go anywhere from every few hours to once a week, provided the stool is soft or runny it is not constipation. You know they are constipated when their stool is formed like an adults stool or hard little balls like sheep stool. I rmember I used to walk my daughter up and down the corridor for hours after each feed, and she would scream her little lungs out, it was very distressing so I know how helpless you feel! Rest assure much of this goes by the 10-12 week mark. The sugar won't hurt it's natural so try that but also take note what the stool consistancy is like it may not be constipation at all. Talk to your ped about it, express your concern, and if it keeps up after the 12 week mark have your baby checked for reflux. Also take note of which way your baby folds over, if the little legs fold towards the stomach then it is wind or stomach ache if your baby goes stiff and arches backwards it is reflux. It took nearly 10 weeks to work this out but once I knew this I was able to do something about it and help my baby to reduce the discomfort. I am thinking of you, I have been there, it does get better I promise :)

Shala - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Pat Arnee:

Do you breastfeed your baby? much better than the formula milk.


cant breastfeed im on too many medications

Shala - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Beth:



Quoting Po:








her baby is only a month old so doing this isnt' something that sould be done






 









Why pick on my post?! Everyone here is responding as though the baby is a TODDLER which is where this was posted. In the toddler forum. As you said, soy wouldn't be any better. They do have formula with no lactose as well as soy based formula. I think this mom is wise in seeking opinions but is also wise enough to understand whether milk or formula is appropriate.






 



i went to the doctor and they are trying him on alimentum formula 


 





 

Shala - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Shirley:

Both my daughters were VERY constipated because of formula (some babies are just prone to it) It is not a dehydration thing as they get plenty of water with the formula and it just makes them wee more. I used brown sugar in the formula. It acts like a laxative, the sugar draws moisture into the gut and softens the stool. You put 1 teaspoon of brown natural sugar when you make each bottle, it works a treat!!! I have never looked back. And it doesn't give them wind or stomach aches like over the counter laxatives.


thanks i will try it

Beth - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Po:









her baby is only a month old so doing this isnt' something that sould be done



 





Why pick on my post?! Everyone here is responding as though the baby is a TODDLER which is where this was posted. In the toddler forum. As you said, soy wouldn't be any better. They do have formula with no lactose as well as soy based formula. I think this mom is wise in seeking opinions but is also wise enough to understand whether milk or formula is appropriate.



 



 

User - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Beth:

I would switch to Lactaid milk. It is a lactose free milk that offers similar taste and nutrition to regular milk but without the lactose. I would give him small amounts of milk each day and allow his body to learn to process. Use caution with "soy" milk and other based products as the FDA and AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) are discovering side effects from too much. You can also mix products if you want your son to have more. All in all, his body is just not processing the milk correctly, that you know, so personally I would reduce the quantity first and see what happens. Instead of 8 ounces a day try 2 ounces for a week, then 3 for a week, and so on. See how he does. If doesn't work even with 2 ounces switch to lactose free and see if that makes a difference. Good luck.



her baby is only a month old so doing this isnt' something that sould be done

User - posted on 12/26/2009

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maybe he has a milk allergy/intolerance?
typically if you have a milk issue u'll also have an issue with soy

Pat Arnee - posted on 12/26/2009

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try to put on your child's tummy this antiflatulent medicine (ACEITE DE MANZANILLA) dont know if this brand available there, it works with my baby. visit his pediatrician, if you've tried all the suggestions here and still in trouble.

Beth - posted on 12/26/2009

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I would switch to Lactaid milk. It is a lactose free milk that offers similar taste and nutrition to regular milk but without the lactose. I would give him small amounts of milk each day and allow his body to learn to process. Use caution with "soy" milk and other based products as the FDA and AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) are discovering side effects from too much. You can also mix products if you want your son to have more. All in all, his body is just not processing the milk correctly, that you know, so personally I would reduce the quantity first and see what happens. Instead of 8 ounces a day try 2 ounces for a week, then 3 for a week, and so on. See how he does. If doesn't work even with 2 ounces switch to lactose free and see if that makes a difference. Good luck.

Shirley - posted on 12/26/2009

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Both my daughters were VERY constipated because of formula (some babies are just prone to it) It is not a dehydration thing as they get plenty of water with the formula and it just makes them wee more. I used brown sugar in the formula. It acts like a laxative, the sugar draws moisture into the gut and softens the stool. You put 1 teaspoon of brown natural sugar when you make each bottle, it works a treat!!! I have never looked back. And it doesn't give them wind or stomach aches like over the counter laxatives.

Shala - posted on 12/25/2009

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Quoting Shannon:

how old is the baby? he can drink juice at 4 months. 2 ounces of baby apple juice or 2 ounces of WATERED down juice. that will help lots! more if he's 6 months or so..


he will only be a month on the 27th

Shannon - posted on 12/25/2009

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how old is the baby? he can drink juice at 4 months. 2 ounces of baby apple juice or 2 ounces of WATERED down juice. that will help lots! more if he's 6 months or so..

Brandi - posted on 12/25/2009

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Which formulas have you tried??? my sister in law had to use Allimentum (i'm not sure of the spelling) because she tried several difft. formulas too for her son and this was the only one that worked. Also when she transitioned him to reg. milk, he had to drink soy milk until he was about 1 or 1 and 1/2. So if you haven't tried that, it might help.

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