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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

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Should I take him to the ER or his doctor my 7wk old son has been crying for the last 4hrs nonstop. He wasn't eating nor taking his pacifer. I've given him mylicol infants gas relief drops and tried a warm bath but nothing is helping. He weighs 13lbs and 5

Should I take him to the ER or his doctor my 7wk old son has been crying for the last 4hrs nonstop. He wasn't eating nor taking his pacifer. I've given him mylicol infants gas relief drops and tried a warm bath but nothing is helping. He weighs 13lbs and 5

By: By the date of this post about 4 days has gone by, so hopefully you have made contact with the doctor and your baby is better by now. For the future, and for others reading this post, if your baby seems very irritable and uncomfortable, and your instinct tells you that something is wrong you should contact your doctor. A phone call to the doctor's office after hours will put you through to a nurse or on call doctor. They will ask you a series of questions and advise you on the next best course of action (er visit or next day doctor's appointment).
Take good care. ...Read more

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My baby is heaving gas problem he is not sleeping crying a lot please tell me any solution his age is 1 n half n tell me gasi foods to avoid?

My baby is heaving gas problem he is not sleeping crying a lot please tell me any solution his age is 1 n half n tell me gasi foods to avoid?

So called "colic": Is the first sign of oxidative stress that involves the brain, making him irritable. He badly needs some vitamins and you may have to change the diet, particularly stop sugar. ...Read more

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1 month old baby has stomach gas and gave him some gas relief drops but keeps crying what can I do?

1 month old baby has stomach gas and gave him some gas relief drops but keeps crying what can I do?

Crying baby: Rub your baby's tummy in clock wise manner to help also. Is this crying a regular occurance? Something else maybe going on with your baby. Talk to your pediatrician, because there are many things that it could be. ...Read more

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My baby grunts and whines while bending his knees up toward his stomach through the morning, and Has gas. Is this still colic of he isn't crying?

How is he behaving?: If he is eating okay and otherwise acting okay then it could be gas discomfort or he's just working on a bowel movement. If he's not eating and otherwise acting okay he needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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My baby is crying excessively. I am still breast feeding. Her dad is allergic to shrimp, and I ate shrimp 2 days ago. Please tell me what to do. Gas.?

My baby is crying excessively. I am still breast feeding. Her dad is allergic to shrimp, and I ate shrimp 2 days ago. Please tell me what to do. Gas.?

Dr sear's diet: I agree elimination diet is important if you are nursing and your baby is fussy/colic without any other problem (ie fever, poor feeding, etc) if you need a reference google "dr sears elimination diet". Focus mostly on foods mentioned to be avoided. If you hadn't had problems until you ate shrimp, then avoiding shellfish is all u need to do. ...Read more

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Why do infants get gas?

Why do infants get gas?

Gassy tummy: All babies get gassy tummies! In order to grow, babies take in 100 kcal for each kilogram they weigh! This is a lot of hard work on their digestive system. (imagine digesting 7000 calories per day........You would be gassy too!) babies have immature gastrointestinal tracts too. Digestion, and gassiness, often get much better between 4-6 weeks of age. ...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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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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If I eat gas ex will it help my infants gas?

If I eat gas ex will it help my infants gas?

No: This material will not enter the breast milk and alter the way the baby handles its gas. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

It's OK to let cry.: If there is no other reason for the crying that needs to be treated, then it is definitely ok, and actually recommended to let him cry. You are the parent, and your child needs to learn at an early age that he cannot manipulate you. Trust me, you will be much happier in the long run, and your child will be better able to adapt to different situations. ...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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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 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?

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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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B

Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? My three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. I was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. B

Sounds: Sounds like a blocked tear duct. These generally resolve spontaneously and need to be addressed if it does not resolve after year 1. Seeing, your pedeatrician or ophthalmologist can provide you with guidance and reassurance and follow up care as necessary. ...Read more

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Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?

Infant waking in the middle of the night crying then vomiting several times. No fever. 3 months old. Appears alright after vomiting.?

Should be OK: May have eaten something which disagreed with them. If they are now ok, watch closely. If they develop any other symptoms, particularly changes in responsiveness, feeding, irritability, fever or anything unusual, see your doctor. If remains normal, relax. ...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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Does the crying of circumcision cause brain damage to infants?

Does the crying of circumcision cause brain damage to infants?

You're kidding right: I've heard some interesting myths proposed by the anti-circumcision crowd, but this one is bizarre. The effect on infants does cause diminished activity and feeding aggressiveness for a few hours before it reverts to normal. There are no other behavioral effects of note. There is no evidence to support the myth. ...Read more

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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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My 8 weeks old baby has a terrible gas pain. I used infants friend but it doesn't help much. Is it safe to use gripe water? Many people advise me that

Gripe water is ok: Gripe water or mylicon drops are safe for infants. Follow the directions on the box. If that is not working, go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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