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Infant Gas

My 5 month old baby has started to have trouble sleeping and is overtired and cranky. I think he has bad gas. He grunts and whines periodically thoughout the day. It is often worse in the late afternoon. He passes gas (loudly many times in a row) and seems to get some relief from that. I often need to help him by pushing is legs into his abdomen. He stiffens his whole body. I think the gas is preventing him from sleeping because during naps he falls asleep sometimes for 10-15 minutes and then wakes up crying. Other times, he can sleep fine for over an hour. He used to sleep through the night with no issues, but now he wakes up a few times a night as well. He is on formula and sometimes gets constipated as well. I was thinking of trying Hylands colic tablets or some form of Gripe Water like Colic Ease or Colic Calm. Any suggestions?
  Momma22 on 2008-11-07
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Give the infant alumina 30c three doses on a day. Should help gas, constipation on long run.
maheeru last decade
My son had colic, sounded excatly like what you described. He was breast fed (they say breast fed babies won't develope colic, don't believe it!). His started at 2 months, lasted till he was 5 months old. It was never ending, would wake him up from a sound sleep. The leg to abdomen sometimes did pass some gas, and that did help some, but other times his little body would be stiff and rigid as a board. And, he was obviously in a great deal of pain!

Doc suggested things that would have been bad for a baby's brain, (phenobarb in small doses). Now way was I going to use that.

What finally worked was a heatin pad on my tummy, and him laying across it, while I walked. Seemed to provide some relief, enough for him to sleep, some. And yes, I had several extension cords to give me more mobility.

If you have one of those baby slings, like a papoose in fron, that would work. Seems the combo of heat and some movement helps, when nothing else did.
Goodgal last decade
Just try this remedy..

Carbo Veg 6 Liquid

Give 5 drops in a tablespoon of water every 3 hours daily

Nux Vom. 6 Liquid

Give 5 drops in a tablespoon of water every 3 hours daily.

Interval between two medicines to be 10 minutes minimum.

In a couple of days time, the trouble should hopefully vanish.. But continue for a month and then report to me in this forum
maheshkamdar last decade

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