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Frustrated!

I am totally beyond frustrated with BF and I am about to throw in the towel!Landon is a good nurser.No problems with that. However the poor kid has HORRIBLE gas. I have taken dairy out of my diet and cut out caffiene as the ped says those are the biggest culprits of causing baby gas. Still nothing has changed.We are using gas drops at each feeding and gripe water 5 times a day as well. He also has reflux now which is another pain in the butt! I have been doing christmas shopping so I have been out and about for the last 3 days and have supplemented some of his feedings with formula ( easier to do than worry about trying to warm the pumped breastmilk).When I supplement he isnt getting the gas and sleeps much better because of that. Its so freaking annoying to be trying to give him what is best for him and then watching him cry in pain.

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Ohh :bigarmhug: I know dairy can take a few weeks to work out of the system so if you cut it out relatively recently you may not be seeing the benefit yet. And there is dairy in lots of things you don't think of - a friend who had to cut out dairy was always reading labels b/c butter etc would sneak in things!

Of course you should do whatever is best for your family though! Happy babies and moms are most important!

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I'm sorry you are having issues with little Landon's tummy. I second what Katie said about the dairy needing time to get out of your system. You have to do what is best for you and baby. We support you no matter what you choose to do. I know what it is like to watch your baby suffer from tummy aches. No fun. Sad

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the thing about eliminating dairy is that you have to eliminate for 2+ weeks before you'd be able to see if there's any relief from that. that is a hard thing to do!

does the formula have dairy in it? are you using a soy formula?

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Sorry you've got a gassy baby! That sounds awful. Hope you can get some resolution, it is so frustrating that the symptoms are instant but to even find out if you're on the right track takes so long. Hugs!

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My DS had reflux and gas like that. It was so hard to deal with. So I say do what works best for you all...he needs to be happy and you need to be sane Smile

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DD was a colicky baby as of a month ago and had reflux so bad that she started spitting up blood and projectile vomiting. They prescribed her Zantac and is now a completely different baby. Even sleeping through the night. Maybe see if your pedi will prescribe Zantac or Prevacid. It really does wonders!

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He is actually on Zantac now and things are a little better. Still having some issuses but nothing like it was. He is still throwing up alot but he doesnt seem to be bothered by it now as much.Thanks for the support.

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Sorry, I don't have any insight - we're still struggling with feeding, too. I just wanted to offer support and say I hope things start looking up! Landon is lucky to have such a persistent,caring Mama!

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So glad he is feelin a little better, I know how much that will encourage you to see

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Oh Amber, I know how frustrating that can be. In the end you have to do what's best for you and baby, and if that's formula, then don't feel bad for one second about it! I was only able to BF my babies up until around 4 months old each because of work. I was really heartbroken over it, but I knew that they were fine either way!

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Just curious... what was it like before the zantac? Lots of crying? Throwing up? Spit up? Farts? Runny poo? Just wondering as we have gas issues too and I'm not sure how bad it should be before I consider seeing the ped about it?

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The reflux ( the reason for the Zantac) and gas are totally different things. He is still gassy just not as bad as he was before. The reflux was the cause of his fussiness and eating problems. He also threw up constantly and would scream bloody murder when he was getting ready too,his little face would turn red and he would hold his breath ( the pain from the stomach acid) He also would have milk coming from his nose when he puked cause it comes out of their tummys with such force there just isnt enough time for it to all come out their mouths. He would sometimes puke leaning againest my shoulder and it would literally hit the wall behind me from where it would be like projectile vomit. Some babies will spit up often,some after every feed and it be totally ok. If your LO is in distress though it would be something to talk to the ped. about they will be able to decide if something else will help. Also if your FF switching to soy might help too. Landon is weaning due to my need to take a medication not safe to take while bf and we are currently using enfamil and he has gas but not as bad as when I nurse ( maybe becuase he burps better after a bottle?) but I am going to try some soy when this can is gone and see how he does with that.
Some things that help comfort Landon when he has gas is to use gas drops after each feeding,gripe water if he is really having a hard time with the pain,a really good burp, bouncing him on my knee it seems to help dislodge some of the bubbles.Also a nice warm bath never fails to calm his tummy. ( heating pad on low with him laid on his tummy helps too)