R.M. asks from Angola, NY on September 23, 2006
Tummy Troubles - Angola, NY
MY 11 wk old daughter has been haveing tummy troubles from Day one they did the formnula change 3 times she is on soy and she seemed to be doing fine now all of the sudden we are haveing a heck of a time with her and gas any suggeetions she lives on mylocon
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Thank you everyone for the advice so far I will try all of them
S.S. answers from Buffalo on September 27, 2006
A.C. answers from Rochester on September 24, 2006
Try giving her mylicion infant gas drops write before or after she eats. My older son was like that too.
C.P. answers from Rochester on September 23, 2006
How's the tummy trouble thing going? You know I had the same problem with my 8 month old when he was little. We also did that formula change thing and mylicon but it never worked until I tried the bottle by Dr. Brown's that's suppsed to prevent some spit up and reduces gas intake for babies. (I got mine at babie's r us) it's a bit pricey but it was worth it. You can pretty much get them anywhere I think. He's on regular bottle now since I've tried to change him back to the regular formula and he's been fine (with the doctors ok) If you want to try those bottle please let me know I would be more than happy to send you mine for nothing. I'm not sure how to do the address thing since i'm pretty new here but if they allow to trade addresses I will be more than happy to send you the bottles. All you have to do is buy the nipples for it, which is not much. Good luck!
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A.L. answers from Providence on September 23, 2006
my son had some gas but not to the same extreme as your baby though. We used the mylcon too but I also gave him water which helped bring up the gas.
T.B. answers from Albany on September 24, 2006
My daughter was the same way. She ended up having acid reflux and they put her on zantac and then she was fine. But try Alimentum by Similac before you go that route. It's the cadillac of all formulas and it's supposed to really help.
H.K. answers from Rochester on September 24, 2006
I had this problem with my daughter and the soy formula did help somewhat but then instead of tummy problems we had constipation and gas problems we switched her to the enfamil gentleease and it worked wonderswithin a week she was a sweet and happy baby agian like when she was first born.
N.C. answers from New York on September 24, 2006
My dauther had to switch formulas at least three or four times as well in her first month. She had an allergy to the protein in diary products, so our Dr put her on Nutramegian by Enfamil and it works great. She will be 8 mths in a few days and she's been using it ever since. It's a little more expensive that most of the other formulas, but it's worth it. You may want to try it, you can find it at the supermarket or drug stores, or even babies r'us or toys r'us. Sometimes it's a challenge to find, but toys r'us and target are usually well stocked with it. Also, you may want to try using the Dr. Brown's bottles, which reduce the amount of air you baby swallows while drinking the bottle, hence the gas will be reduced. Hope this helps! I know it's frustrating, but hang in there!
T.S. answers from Utica on September 24, 2006
I had problems with my youngest too. I switched her formula to Soy and she did great after that. You said that that is what she is on now? It might be that se is still allergic to that also, there is "goat's" milk formula that they have to prescribe to the baby if need be, but if it's just gas that your having trouble with than here are some suggestions for you: I had to take my 1st child off of Enfamil and put her Simalic and that helped her with gas ( had to switch the same with my step son) Enfamil seems to have a lot more stuff in it than simalic ( I personally like simalic better because of that) but if the baby is on Simalic try going to Enfamil. There is also Carnation formula ( don't know if they have it in Soy) but that is suppose to be better for their tiny little belly's. Also if it is just Gas that seems to be buliding up in the belly, try laying her across your lap on her belly after feeding ( or if she has a belly ach), "bounce" your knees up and down ( not rapidly, but I think you understand that) and pat her back as your doing that. Then take your hand on her back ( while she is still on her belly) cup your hand on her back and rub up towards her head, pick your hand up and then put it back on her back (down almost next to her butt) and do it over again. I must warn you for some reason doing this helps them burp a lot better than just up on your shoulder, and it might get messy so put down a burp cloth on your lap, and ya might want to put one down on the floor under where her face is ( makes cleaning up alot easier). I hope this helps, please keep me informed on how she's doing.
D.F. answers from Buffalo on September 24, 2006
my son was the same way R.. I tried every type of formula as well as breast milk and it was useless! I finally got him on LACTOSE FREE formula and it did wonders. Also, have your pediatrician check for GURD (reflux). My son had it and I didn't know until he was 2 1/2 years old! Poor kid was sick and I didn't know it. Try elevating her mattress so her head is propped up a bit and check with your ped to see if the Mylocon isn't working to try Pepcid or some other antacid type medication.
Hope that helps a bit!!
C. answers from Hartford on September 24, 2006
Make sure you talk to your pediatrician about this. My son had stomach issues too. When we moved to soy things improved initially and then they started going downhill again. The ped thought he might be suffering from reflux and gave us a perscription for something. I can't remember what it was but it did help.
Another thing we did that helped was get a vibrating seat for him. I don't know if it was because it shook out the bubbles or what but he was happier after using it. WE got the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler rocker. It is a good solid chair and now that he is older, he can still fit in it to watch tv.