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I was fortunate not to have a gassy baby, so for this post, I enlisted my best girlfriends for help.
Girlfriend #1: “My situation was a bit extreme – I had a gassy AND constipated baby that had trouble swallowing and wouldn’t breastfeed. My daughter had an underdeveloped epiglottis that caused her to aspirate liquid into her lungs. Per doctor recommendation, I had to add oatmeal to her formula. A side effect of the oatmeal was constipation so the doctor suggested adding Miralax to her formula. Even with adding the laxative, she barely pooped once a day. The rest of the day she spent wriggling in discomfort, trying to pass gas, while crying and screaming.”
Girlfriend #2: “A doctor confirmed both of my children were sensitive to dairy as infants. I eliminated dairy from my diet for both while breastfeeding. Doing so helped significantly, but we still tried every other trick in the book as this was not a complete cure!”
Every baby is different so here is the complete list of everything they tried and what worked best for their children. Hopefully, something here will help you and your baby!
1) Use Over the Counter Medicine
2) Warm Up the Belly
3) Move Gas Out
4) Experiment with Bottles
5) Experiment with Diet
Formula Fed Baby:
Formula fed babies tend to be gassier since the baby’s bottle is shaken to mix formula powder and water. This allows for lots of air bubbles to get into their meal.
6) Adjust Their Position
7) Give It Time
What have you tried to help relieve your baby's gas? Was it effective? Please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!
Hi! I'm Nicki, a full time working Mama in a fast-paced male dominated industry. I blog for a creative outlet and to help moms like you make this parenting journey a little easier!
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