very gassy newborn receiving special formula once a night causing constipation?

Tabitha - posted on 10/04/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )




My 2 month old has been very gassy ever since she was born but it has gotten increasingly worse over the past month. i have always exclusively breast fed and have cut out anything that would cause her gas from my diet yet she still has a lot of painful gas plus acid reflux. her doctor has not been very helpful and actually advised me to put her on formula and have me one that is supposed to ease gas and fussiness (enfamil gentlease). i thought this advice was ridiculous but i tried it anyway because she is the professional. for the past few days i have given her a bottle of the formula at night only because her gas is always worse on the evening and sometimes takes her hours to go to sleep. it actually seemed to have helped but more i fear that she is constipated and today had the worst crying fit I've seen yet and her belly was so hard and her abdomen as well as the outside of her vagina actually started turning purplish from the pressure until she passed some gas. i am very concerned and wondering if i should stop giving her formula or just keep at it? least night i actually didn't give her the formula and she had really bad the middle of the night. idk what to do anymore I'm so worried for her and can't stand to see her in pain. any suggestions?

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