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Baby Cries When She Farts
One yr old baby cries a lot in the morning and flatulence passes from his stomach in squatting position. How can I help him to relieve his discomfort?
Hi, when 3 month baby cries lot, not having feeding for some time, move her mouth away from feeding, can be stomach overfull or gas, if yes maftal spa?
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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.?
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
Is it normal for 2 weeks old babies to have gas a lot? My baby when she drinks her milk usually she farts is it normal?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The only gas product that has been shown to be safe in babies is simethicone. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Yes it is still available. The generic name is simethicone. ...Read more
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
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