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2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?

2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?

Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more

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Is it painful for babies to have gas?

Is it painful for babies to have gas?

Yes: It can be painful, if severe, but mostly it is just discomfort. When babies suck, they do so vigorously, and if they suck in air while feeding, that air must be burped out, or else travel the bowel till it passes as gas on the other end, which can cause cramping. When feeding, keep the head higher than the stomach, burp often, get a good seal, and keep bottles upright to stop air/fluid levels. ...Read more

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How to relieve infant gas?

How to relieve infant gas?

Simethicone: Over the counter simethicone drops (mylicon or infant gas drops). Are perfectly safe. The dose is 0.3 ml every 3 hrs as needed. If you are breast feeding take a look at your diet. Anything that makes you gassy may have the same effect on baby! If symptoms continue on the drops, talk to your pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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When babies have gas, does it hurt?

When babies have gas, does it hurt?

Yes: Sometimes the gas causes the gastrointestinal tract to stretch to the point where the pain receptors are activated. So yes, gas may cause pain. But not always. ...Read more

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How early can an infant take gas drops?

How early can an infant take gas drops?

Any age: Children's gas drops (most contain Simethicone & others are "homeopathic") are often okay to give to young infants, including newborns. However, you should read the indications & instructions for any product and consult your Pediatrician if you feel something more serious could be going on. ...Read more

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Why do some babies have more gas than others?

Why do some babies have more gas than others?

Digestive issues: Babies are born with all systems intact but not fully mature. Many enzymes needed for digestion are not mature until 6-9 months. Many babies are also not colonized with beneficial bacteria in the birth process, and good bacteria aid in digestion. All these can lead to poor fermentation and digestion of food and hence more gas. ...Read more

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Can mirilax cause gas in babies?

Can mirilax cause gas in babies?

Not really.: Gas in babies is either swallowed air, or from incomplete digestion of food. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has nothing to do with this. ...Read more

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Do infant gas drips cause constipation?

Do infant gas drips cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together. Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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Does gas drops vause babies to get constipated?

Does gas drops vause babies to get constipated?

Probably not.: For most babies, simethicone oral drops are used. There are no reported side effects for this medication. However, if the need for the gas drops involves constipation, perhaps that should be addressed as well. Certainly anything is possible; however, in my 30 years of pediatric office practice, I have never had a parent complain to me that simethicone drops constipate. Another gas medicine might. ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs making gas worse in infant, help?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs making gas worse in infant, help?

Infant colic: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is not known to cause gas. It is used to reduce acid and thus treat reflux to prevent the esophagus from getting inflamed. It is normally given to children more than 1 years old but is commonly used for newborns. If you are right, I would suggest simply using half the dose for a day or so and see if the "gas" is gone. If not, stay on the Prevacid (lansoprazole) and change your infant's diet. ...Read more

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Can babies breathe faster if they have gas? How come it feels like my baby breathes so much faster sometimes. I timed it at 45 breathes for min

Can babies breathe faster if they have gas?  How come it feels like my baby breathes so much faster sometimes.  I timed it at 45 breathes for min

Infants breathe fast: Babies generally breathe faster than adults. They can breathe normally at 30 – 60 breaths per minute. ...Read more

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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together. Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow, face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used — discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course, is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more

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When are oval drops given for gassy babies? Before gas to prevent it or wait until passing gas occurs? Same question for gripe water

When are oval drops given for gassy babies? Before gas to prevent it or wait until passing gas occurs? Same question for gripe water

When you please: I'm not convinced that either do anything for babies but it does give moms something to do, and some swear by them. ...Read more

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Can an infant become constipated if they are on similac sensitive? She was previously on similac advanced but had to switch because of gas/ diaharrea

Can an infant become constipated if they are on similac sensitive? She was previously on similac advanced but had to switch because of gas/ diaharrea

MILK ALLERGY: Constipation is not a sign of allergy. Milk causes hard stools so you are advised to give water or juice between feedings. Try doing that if baby is not doing well call your md for advice. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible that breastmilk can cause tummy upsets in babies even aftr eliminating all gas causing like chocolate, tea etc from my diet?

Is it possible that breastmilk can cause tummy upsets in babies even aftr eliminating all gas causing like chocolate, tea etc from my diet?

Yes: Some babies are just gassy.
Ask your doctor about trying probiotics.
If that fails try a lactofree formula and see if that helps. I would hate to rec you stop breast feeding though. Sometimes it is just a matter of time for them to adjust to your milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?

My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days.  Is this connected to the medication?

Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more

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How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel, and ginger? What probiotics to use?

How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies?  How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel, and ginger?  What probiotics to use?

Possibly helpful: As someone who practices integrative pediatrics, I do incorporate these remedies for colic/gas in babies. Gripe waters that contain small amounts of fennel and ginger are likely safe as are chamomile and fennel teas (for baby or mom — if baby is under 6m, don't give more than 1 oz 3x per day). Probiotics (bifidus, lactobacillus) have been shown to be safe and effective. ...Read more

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Can simethicone cause fetal retention in babies? 11 days old took drops for gas all bowel movements for 3 days have been stimulated rectally.

Can simethicone cause fetal retention in babies?  11 days old took drops for gas all bowel movements for 3 days have been stimulated rectally.

Gas Drops: Simethicone can cause the stools to become harder in some cases. Give the baby some water (2 ounces twice a day) to encourage the stools. Also, the bowel movements are changing to the baby's normal stool pattern and maybe the baby only has to actually have a BM every 2-3 days. If the stools are coming soft when they come, everything is most likely fine. ...Read more

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My baby cries when he pees?

My baby cries when he pees?

Need more info: An infant may be startled by the sensation of emptying. Little girls are prone to irritation from stool ot soap on their sensitive genitals. Some will dig at themself in light sleep and abrade sensitive skin that burns when urine passes over it. Some may have a bladder infection or infection of the outlet. A description of age and sex helps us focus on an issue. ...Read more

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My baby cries every time he turns his neck, is he okay?

My baby cries every time he turns his neck, is he okay?

No: Your baby needs to be seen by your pediatrician. Some babies have torticollis: a condition where the neck muscle is a little short or tense. Physical therapy helps this a lot. It is hard to tell without seeing the baby, so please make an appointment. ...Read more

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Baby cries evrynight. What to do? She is 3month old. We are doing everything but she won't stop.

Baby cries evrynight. What to do? She is 3month old. We are doing everything but she won't stop.

Crying: Does she cry during the day too or only at night? Does she stop crying when she is picked up, try to swaddle her, gentle rocking, soft soothing sounds, feed her, change diaper, a nice warm bath before she sleeps, all these can help calm her down, but is if she constantly crying & you can't comfort her, then call her pediatrician or get checked by her doctor. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more