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Lissi - October 26th, 2005 12:57 PM

Nadya started farting practically all day long, about a week and a half ago. She's a little over 5 weeks now, and this problem persists. Is it normal for a baby to have this much gas?! It makes her strain and cry a lot. She seems to be getting enough food, as she's putting on weight and I always try to bring some wind up after feeding. Anyone else experiencing this?


chelsey - October 26th, 2005 1:02 PM

Ha ha ha... thats cute! Gabriel farts a lot too! He usually does it when he's burping. He'll let out a big burp, and a huge fart to follow! Also, if he's lying on the floor, and I'm stretching his legs, he farts. I dont think it causes him any discomfort, but I do think it scares him! When Hailey was a baby, she cried every time she farted. Or if she cried out of the blue, I knew she was working on a fluff! I think that babies cry when they have to fart, because they are learning how to use their bowels, and its a different feeling for them. Besides, even as an adult, you can get stomach cramping...and just need to let out a good fart! I wouldn't know though, I dont fart, its just what I've heard!


Lissi - October 26th, 2005 1:07 PM

I don't fart either. Lol! I'm just worried because she does it pretty much all day.


KrisD - October 26th, 2005 1:07 PM

Hi Lissi. This started happening to my son around the same time. It seemed to cause him a ton of discomfort, though. After my Mom told me that it was not normal (he seemed to be pushing and cramping all day long) I called the doctor. We switched to soy formula and he has been great ever since! He even seems happier. According to the doc, he was sensitive to milk. My dh is lactose intolerant, too. Just a thought.... But I am sure normal babies have a lot of gas anyway!


Lissi - October 26th, 2005 1:13 PM

I'm breastfeeding. Could she be allergic to my milk?


chelsey - October 26th, 2005 1:16 PM

Maybe its something in your diet? See what you've been eating... anything that may cause her tummy aches? Any spicy foods?


BBK ® © - October 26th, 2005 1:17 PM

Lissi maybe you can find Mylicon drops in the UK and see if they help! Speaking of the UK someone gave us a baby "cowshed bath products" gift thing and they are great, or should I say *lovely*! Too bad they are big $ and we don't want to spoil the baby rotten


Karen - October 26th, 2005 1:17 PM

Lissi I am having the seem problem. Kodi has trouble sleeping as it disrupts his sleep only comfort he has is onm my tummy and head on my breast. Plan to ask doc on saturday. He is gaining weight all stool and pee is normal. I give him grip water sometimes. I am scared to take in public right now. :)


Rachael mommy2lucas - October 26th, 2005 1:23 PM

My son has gas and pains constantly all day long and pushes and grunts. It even disturbs his sleep. He was allergic to soy and milk so he is on alimentum. All the other symptoms got better but the gassiniess and fussiness are horrible. The doctors all keep saying there is nothing we can do but wait til he gets more mobile and it works itself out. I give him mylicon, I don't think it helps. Also bicycling his legs and warming a towel and putting him on his belly seem to help. I just get so upset because he is in pain and I cannot do anything to help him. It is so sad. Sometimes I cry with him. He is 2 mos old and this has been going on for about 5 weeks now.


Lissi - October 26th, 2005 1:25 PM

I've been giving her infacol, which makes her strain a bit less. I haven't been eating spicy foods, but maybe it's something else I ate? She hasn't been pooing as much as she used to, but I read that's normal with breastfed babies, and she's not constipated. She seems well in general. I'm not due to see my Doc for another weeks and a half, so Karen, can you let me know what your Doc says about Kodi? Thanks. :)


Shelly - October 26th, 2005 2:08 PM

Jesse farts a lot too,now with him it does not cause him any discomfort,he is 12 weeks now and he has had it since he was 5weeks old,my doc said it's normal and nothing we could do.I do burb him a lot and do the bicycle motion with his legs several times a day.


Lissi - October 26th, 2005 6:57 PM

I do the bicycle thing with her legs. She thinks it's hilarious! :) I learned not to do it after a feed though, because last time she covered me with the entire contents of her stomach. I didn't know who or what to clean first!


KrisD - October 26th, 2005 7:34 PM

I breastfed for the first month and had the same problem then, too. But looking back I thought maybe it was from all the dairy I ate?? Who knows.... But, he did poop and pee normally - and gained weight fine. Also, I bought Gerber gas drops that helped a bit. Perhaps you can find those where you live. Also, I noticed that my baby has not had any redness or diaper rash since I switched formulas. Not sure if that is related or if you are having any problems with that.


monica - October 26th, 2005 7:41 PM

do they sell gripe water where you live?


L - October 27th, 2005 3:48 PM

I am breastfeeding my 2 month old and she also has gas constantly. I say...good! She knows how to expel the discomforts out of her body instead of keeping the gas inside her. I have heard Mylicon can help ease any associated pain.


KrisD - October 29th, 2005 9:07 PM

I just wanted to share that my husband and I took the baby to church tonight for the first time (we moved about a year ago and this is the first time we had been to this church). In the middle of the sermon, the priest said "let us pray..." Everyone stood up and it was very quiet. My baby let out this long fart. And it stunk. I thought for sure he had pooped in his diaper. For the rest of the time he just kept farting. I am sure we made a nice impression. That was after I dropped the car seat (the baby was not in it) and half the church screamed because they thought he was in it!


Lissi - October 29th, 2005 9:14 PM

That's so funny! Must have been hard to keep a straight face in that situation! :)


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