A 40-year-old male asked:
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we have a month old infant who is gassy. we do our best to aggresively make him burp but within an hour after feed, he gets up crying from gas pain. are there any other remedies?

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Dr. Joseph Cohen
21 years experience Pediatrics
More info: Anytime a one-month-old is having problems with feeding the first thing you want to do is check the babies weight with your doctor. You may also try to use something like gripe water which is available over-the-counter or trying to burp when the baby wakes up crying.
Answered on May 17, 2015
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: Is the baby breast or bottle fed? If bottle fed consider a change in formula. Discuss with your pediatrician.
Answered on Nov 21, 2013
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
This always helps: This method almost always help identify the cause. But not all pediatricians like it. Give nothing but pedialyte for 24-36 hours. As much and as often as the baby wants. If no gas by the end of the trial, then it has to be a formula intolerance. If still gassy, then look at gerd, the mechanics of feeding such as nipple size, how bottle is held etc.And talk to your pediatrician.
Answered on Nov 21, 2013
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Some possibilities: Babies swallow air- when they eat, suck or cry. During feedings, try to burp him in between every ounce, or between nursing on each side. Hold him upright (on your shoulder) for 15-20 minutes after feedings to help allow the air to rise up and escape, and not get trapped under the milk. Try a lactose free formula. Try simethicone (gas drops for infants). Check with your doctor if this continues.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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