Desperate: 2 month old with severe gas pains, help!

Jennifer - posted on 10/21/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




My baby girl is 1 week shy of 2 months.Since day 1 she's been an extremely picky eater. She went straight to formula despite mine & several LC's attempts to nurse. First week home was worse than expected. We thought colic. Dr nipped that & said it was gas. Switched formula. We also switched to a 'bubble free bottle', changed the nipple. She began choking on her formula & coughing randomly throughout the day (no fever) Went back to Dr-got an upper GI to check if something was disturbing her swallowing...everything came back normal. Now coming onto 2 months was told to backtrack & feed approx 2-3 oz every 2-3 hrs burping more frequently. This did nothing. We got gas drops, No change. She squirms SO much it looks like she's having a seizure. Dr still says its normal due to her digestive system being so immature. Out of desperation during first month we resulted to her swing sleeping. She refuses to sleep on her back. Her gas hurts so much she wakes up at least once an hour SCREAMING for moments until she nods back off. She jerks around so much she punches herself and kicks herself in the face & wakes up even more pissed off. We've tried more tummy time, tried holing her in different positions, Her gas is just SO frequent despite all of our attempts. She poops & pees normal. She doesn't run a fever. She doesn't even spit up. Which is why the Dr. doesnt worry- but He's not the one up all night EVERY night witnessing this, It's heartbreaking.

On top of all of this she SNORES with no relief every time she sleeps unless she's on her tummy. Even after saline drops & using the bulb syringe. Can anybody help? Google makes me want to rush to the ER & I can't rush to her Dr when he is telling me everything is normal.


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Sarah - posted on 05/24/2017




Kelly, this post is ancient. If your child is having distress at 2? Get him to a pediatric GI doctor.

Kelly - posted on 05/23/2017




My son was like this and still is now being 3 years old. The doctors keep telling me he will grow out of it. Next week will ne his first GI appointment after of 2 years of asking. The only thing that takes the edge of is the infants gas drops. I still use them now although it takes 15 min to start working. I feel for you. Good luck.

Anaquita - posted on 10/21/2012




About the snoring I don't know. When it comes to gas, my son had some gas issues until I switched him to lactose-free formula. She might need to do something similar, whether it's lactose that's bothering her, or the protein in milk (casein)

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