G.F. asks from Hollywood, FL on February 01, 2007
Babies with Gas
My baby has bad gas problems. He cries and criches when I feed him,and passes gas a lot. I have been pumping mylicon since twoo wks old and now gripe water. Does this get better? Its hard to see him crinch and pull his hair like that in the middle of a feeding. I can also feel the gas moving in his tummy or hear it bubbling. I have been told his tummy is just maturing. What have u other mothers heard. My baby is two months only and breast milk.
So What Happened?™
Thanks for responding to the question in regards to my childs gas pains. So far, I must admit that you guys must be all mothers because all the responses I have received in one way or another are similiar. So far I brought the idea of my child having GER to my pediatrician. He listened to my symptoms and recommended an upper GI. I must admit that it was not a fun experience for my son nor myself. He cried and I must admit I could not keep my composure. There were times I felt like running out the room with my baby. Anyway after the Gi the examiner told me that nothing showed up and that is system is fine. I am not sure if I was happy or sad for what he had told me. For one in my mind I was saying all that for nothing and on the other hand thank God thats not a problem. The Dr had started my baby on axid to help the reflux and so far it seemed to have worked. He seems much better now apart the infrequent bowel momvements like every 4 days and the squirming whenever he feeds.I have even stopped or reduced his gripe water intake to once per day.
I am now waiting for the results from my Dr. on the GI and then I will offer further updates inthe life of Gas Pains.
Since my last update, my child now been refered to an Upper GI specialiat. His pediatrician had him on reglan and axid at one point, both of which was doing him no good (moreso the reglan, yuk). Now he is on prevacid which seems to be working wonders. he is a lot more relaxed and looking forward to start eating solids. Thanks to all the concerned mothers who wrote in or may have just read the request.
D.R. answers from Boca Raton on February 17, 2007
E.R. answers from Orlando on February 08, 2007
R.T. answers from Orlando on February 02, 2007
It gets better don't worry! It's great that he is letting the gas out. If he wasn't that's when you'd worry. It's completely normal. If he is fine without the mylicon and letting the gas out without it, then I would hold back on giving it to him alot, because there will come a point where it doesn't work for him anymore (and that will be the point you feel he/you really need it).
M.B. answers from Fort Myers on February 02, 2007
my guess is he is allergic or "sensitive" to something you're eating. Most likely culprits are milk, wheat, soy or eggs.
It can be a long and tedious journey to figure out what it is. First stop consuming milk products, give it some time (like a few weeks) if he seems to do better, you've figured it out. If not then try going without wheat....etc. Does that makae sense. A lot of main stream docs don't seem to consider this, but I can tell you from experience it's real, and your baby doesn't have to suffer. Let me know if I can help. I've been there..
E.G. answers from Daytona Beach on February 02, 2007
You are breast feeding, so everything you consume so does your baby, I had the same issue, stay away from things like green peppers, broccoli, beans, apples, strawberries, fast foods etc., anything with the red dye #5 and other things that would normally give you gas. I switched to formula to help and she feels 100% better, we use premixed Simalic Ailmentum. She loves the taste and she is a happier baby.
C.A. answers from Orlando on February 03, 2007
Hey Grace I have had lots of gassy babies and the mylacon drops helped a little, I also held them tummy on my forearm and swung them back and forth with the pressure of my forearm on there bellies it seem to help. I also gave small amounts of camomile which helped ease there little bellies however I am not too sure on how good it is but hey it worked and my kids are still kicking lol hope this helps. A lot of the reason as well is what you are eating gets transferred to the lil one, so that may be a factor as well. Candy
J.G. answers from Port St. Lucie on March 25, 2007
Please go to this website www.colicease.com
my son had colic, gas, acid reflux and every other problem you could possibly think of. THIS STUFF IS A MIRICLE after the first couple doses my son was 110% better
I swear by this stuff its all natural ,no drugs, I used everything before my sister found this on the web
the mylicon drops, little tummies, etc
i just ordered a bottle for my brother's daughter and she's doing awesome now as well,
ALSO it only takes a little in your baby's milk and they even have paci's that hold the medicine and it doesn't taste bad
It's not that expensive 19.99
but think of all the other stuff you have tried it will well pay for itself. I know its called gripe water but maybe this is a different one than the one your using
I hope this work's for you
J.S. answers from Miami on February 01, 2007
I totally understand the gas issue...My baby is going through the same thing. She is now 5 months and is getting better. B/C of breast feeding I found out that the lactose was the culprit, along with wheat bread, orange juice and veggies..I started with mylicon and it was not helpful. Then tried Gripe water and the best type by far was "Baby's Bliss" I also got homeopathic gas relief medicine called "cocyntal" and that works great as well relieving her gas pain almost immediately. Also, when you nurse him try to gas him like every 5 min during the nursing or holding him upright when he is done for a few minutes. Another trick I learned was sleeping her upright so that way she would relieve some gas while she was sleeping. She now sleeps on a pillow instead of lying flat. Hope that helps.
N.H. answers from Daytona Beach on February 02, 2007
Hi, I had this problem with my 9 month old as well. Have you had the baby checked for acid reflux disease? It causes a lot of gas problems and really hurts them.
B.R. answers from Port St. Lucie on February 05, 2007
I have two boys a 4 year old and a 1 year old. I had that problem with the first one. I would stay up trying to comfort him and would end up calling the doctor @ 3:00am asking her what i should do. She would tell me it was gas and to rub his tummy and try to burp him. Realistically it didnt help. With my second, he never cried about gas problems. I dont know if it was because of the bottle or what. For him I bought the Avent bottles. Although they are pricey, I think that might have done the trick. Also I used the Playtex Vent-aire. Thats all I can reccomend and I hope it works for you. Good Luck!