N.0. asks from Mobile, AL on January 10, 2012
Gas - Mobile,AL
OK mamas I need some more help. Chandler has been crying and screaming with gas all afternoon. I have burped her. Tried the bicycling her legs, Mialcon drops, gripe water. Rubbing her tummy. I am out of options. Every time she passes gas she screams. Help??/
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She is 5 weeks. No she isnt constipated. Thanks for the tip. will try it.
R.K. answers from Appleton on January 10, 2012
Take a wash cloth and wring it out in really warm water or put in micro-wave. Put wet washcloth in a plastic bag and put on her tummy. The warmth seems to relax the baby and her tummy muscles. When my babies were little I had a little hot water bottle for this issue but loaned it to a friend and never got it back. :-(
How old is the baby"? Could she be constipated?
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M.M. answers from Detroit on January 11, 2012
B.P. answers from Cleveland on January 11, 2012
L. answers from Baton Rouge on January 11, 2012
All these suggestions are great. My little girl used to prefer holds like the one Michelle M. suggested and also to be held with your hand on her chest near her chin to support the head with her bottom on the crook of your elbow. Similar to the hold Michelle described but opposite so that she can be upright. We also did the bicycling and gripe water. Luckily this phase only lasted a few weeks but they were the longest weeks of my life. Also, weather permitting, going outside seemed to stop the screaming like a switch.
C.O. answers from Washington DC on January 11, 2012
Congrats on the new baby girl!!! I'm sorry this is going on. It sucks to have a baby crying and not being able to help her!
it could be that you are giving her TOO much stuff and her body just can't handle it. If you have given her mylacon AND gripe water - it's just too much.
It could be she has reflux as well...are you breast feeding or formula feeding? If BF - what are you eating? if you are eating foods that cause gas - cauliflower, broccoli, etc. - she is getting the gas from you. If you are formula feeding - maybe it's not the formula for her.
There are soo many things that it could be. First in foremost in my mind? You are trying to give her TOO much and her body just can't handle it.