Newborn with Gas

Updated on September 18, 2016
K.S. asks from Elmhurst, IL
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my newborn son has started to have a lot of gas. it's to the point that it keeps him up at night. I'm breastfeeding and I thought it might be something that I was eating. I changed my eating habits so many times but nothing has helped. He's a great baby and pretty much only cries when he's hungry. However lately it's so hard for him to sleep at night. he tosses around grunting and crying to pass the gas. I give him mylicon but that only seems to help a little. He's 3 1/2 weeks old. I'm just wondering if any mom has been through this and if there's any more I can do.

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answers from Chicago on

could just be normal too...

babies have LOTS of gas. they also grunt a lot in their sleep, move around, etc. You can try a belly massage, also bending his knees up by his chest to help him pass it. If he's good natured when he's awake, and isn't relaly crying (more just making noises) then I wouldn't worry about it too much - it's normal.



answers from Chicago on

my daughter had the same problem! I tried rubbing her belly and pushing her legs in and out and that helped a little.. but I tell you what - those gas drops are a God send! you can give them to him before and after and my pediatrician said it would in no way harm the baby.
little tummies just came out with a new gas drop - and I found that one to work better than the Mylicon.

GOOD LUCK with that baby!!



answers from Chicago on


see a lactation consultant to help you figure out what exactly is bothering him...

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answers from New York on

My newborn baby was extremely gassy and used to cry while or after breastfeeding. I tried gripe water and gas drops but nothing changed. Then a friend told me about a tea called Babies magic tea. I used to give the tea two times a day and baby got relieved from tummy gas.



answers from Chicago on

Eggs, nuts and dairy made my baby very gasy. It takes about 5-7 days to notice a difference in dietary changes Tummy massage helps pass the gas too, start at right hip and move in clockwise motion. Also laying her on her belly on my knees or my husband would hold her football style on her belly to help relieve it, she also slept better on her belly too (I know, not suppose too, but I survived sleeping on my belly) If she didn't have such great head and neck control when she was born, I may have not done it.

B-feeding gets better, still going at it at 9m. Good luck!

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