I dealt with these issues too, and my LO is now 3 months old. Some things I learned... Simethicone drops cause constipation. I don't recommend them. However, Baby Bliss Gripe Water helped my little guy. It isn't sold at Walmart, but you can usually find it at walgreens or meijer. It is just an herbal blend of fennel and ginger. My baby usually felt better within 10 minutes of the gripe water. Also, The Happiest Baby on the Block book was very informative where Baby's cries were concerned. Hope this helps...
1/13/11 9:00 P
simlar to pp- Work little ones legs like they were riding a bike. Sometimes getting it moving helps. Also can lay LO skin to skin on your belly. It also helps. Lastly they make an Infant Gas drop that saved our da many a time.
Do you breast feed? Have you added any new foods to your diet- perhaps a spice, or something you've never eaten before that perhaps that is being shared with Baby. Could be even though its not tough on your belly that LO can't process it just yet.
Do you bottle feed with formula? Many companies make a fussy-tummy baby formula that is easier to digest. We opted to change from Milk based to soy/fussy-tummy formula when we had this happen. We had a milk allergy that we did not know about until I stopped BF-ing.
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1/11/11 12:30 P
I had a son who did the same thing. It's tough trying to figure out how to help them :( Besides watching what YOU eat, I would bicycle his legs when he seemed to have pains, lay him on his tummy and pat his back starting from the butt, and moving up his back. It seemed to help and he eventually outgrew it. Hope it gets better soon!!
1/11/11 12:17 P
My LO is 5 1/2 weeks old and for the most part is an absolutely perfect baby. She rarely ever cries.
But for the past two weeks or so she's been having some major gas problems. She burps just fine most of the time, but even so, almost every time she wakes up from a sleep she wails for 10-15 minutes until she can work out a few good farts and possibly a good poop. I feel so awful trying (and failing) to comfort her while she sobs and kicks like a maniac. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening or make it pass more quickly? I don't believe I'm eating anything that could be passing to her through breast milk. I even cut out dairy for a few days, but it hasn't made a difference.
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