Thalia seems to be really suffering from bad gas. I thought this wasn't going to be such as issue with breast milk but it is. It seems to get real bad in the day time and not so much at night. It seems like if she's not sleeping shes crying, sometimes shrieking in pain just to pass gas or have a bm (which are all watery cause it's from breast milk)
Just spoke to the pediatrician who told me to cut out gassy foods and milk products from my diet to see if that would do it, give her gas drops or half teaspoon of maalox or mylanta (which they are no longer manufacturing) poor thing it seems to be affecting her sleep/eating as well.
I'm going to take it one day at a time and do as the pedi said and wait and see. She also said to be careful w gripe water cause it may contain things that are actually bad for the baby.
My baby also has terrible gas. He cries when he passes gas and he wakes up screaming at night with gas pains. I give him gas drops at almost every feeding and it seems to help some. His gas also smells really really bad, sorry tmi.
I hope your baby feels better soon!
The little guy does seem to get a bit gassy at times but it doesn't seem to bother him too much. He is prone to some nasty poops though. He had a horrible blow-out today...I even had to clean in between his toes.
Breastfed babies can get very gassy from things in our diet. Hopefully cutting out dairy and gassy foods will help.
Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
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I just cut all dairy products out of my diet last week and we are already showing improvements! Evie had the opposite poop problem, but still REALLY stinky and painful gas.
Dairy can take 7-10 days to show improvements, but I saw changes 2-3 days into my new diet.
Also... peppermint water helps gas! Take a peppermint candy (or candy cane) and dissolve it in 6oz of water. Use a dropper to give the baby 3-5cc's (also called ml) a couple of times each day but be careful not to exceed 1oz. (29cc) in 24 hours. Too much water can damage the kidneys at this age. Check with your ped to be sure on the amount of water your child can have.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Carter is very gassy and very stinky. I had to put him down and walk away earlier because he smelled so bad. I can't find anything that seems to help. We are just dealing with it to the best of our ability. Although, my patience seem to be wearing thin when he is screaming.
Gas seems to be going around! Reagan has it bad too but it seems to be because of the oversupply issues.
just a tidbit on cutting out foods, try cutting down on dairy first and then taper it down to see if it is just an over abundence of dairy products.
Also, gassy foods for mom do not cause gas in baby. When you eat things like broccoli, beans and asparagus the thing that causes the gas in you is the breakdown of the fiber in the food itself! It will not pass over to baby because baby is getting protiens through your milk not the fiberous food
Are you still exclusivley pumping or are you putting her to breast yet? If you are bottle feeding you may want to try a different bottle to reduce the amount of air the baby is taking in. that is the number 1 cause of gas in babies that are on EBM.
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Are you still exclusivley pumping or are you putting her to breast yet? If you are bottle feeding you may want to try a different bottle to reduce the amount of air the baby is taking in. that is the number 1 cause of gas in babies that are on EBM.[/QUOTE]
I'm still exclusively pumping. We are on the playtex ventaire and I've tried dr browns. I'll move on to the drop ins next. Let's see. That's all info that's good to know re: gassy foods.