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2 month old breast fed baby
MBLambert posted:
My grandson is 2 months old and about 3 weeks ago started pooping only every 4-5 days. I have read here that is normal. He is very gassy, it has no smell and he has tummy cramps that keeps him fussy or down right crying most of the time. At this moment I have him on a daily dose of Colic Calm. We have tried the massaging of the tummy(mom is a massage therapist) and that helps only while being massaged. Have tried the heating pad on low, a warm bath works well but only while he is in the water. A bit of petroleum jelly up his rectum does not help. Any one have any suggestions? Dr says as long as he is passing gas his digestive system is working. ??
Olivetre responded:
Regarding the BMs it is normal to even go about 2 weeks without having one.

The issue with him being so gassy may also have to do with something she is eating. Have her log what she eats each day to help determine what may be giving him problems...some babies have issues when their moms drink milk. My DD had more gass if I ate broccolli and peanuts. When they get older there will be less issues as their system matures. HTH!
hizhuny06 responded:
If you want, they have infant gas relief drops called Mylicon and Walmart has some also, that work really well for infant gas.
hgreenwood7058 responded:
My son had trouble with the regular gas drops (he would vomit a lot after it). So I tried Gripe Water and while its a fair amount of liquid (5ml's) you can mix it with a teeny bit of warm water and like with my son he sucked it right down. I basically mixed enough warm water to make like 1/2 to 1ml or so and put it in a bottle. I did this two to three times one day and then the next and then he exploded his little diaper. Its organic so too so no harsh meds in there.I got it at walmart.My little man is also very gassy and even smelly (used to be gassy with no smell unless he pooped. Now he is smelly gassy with no poop. He goes every 2 days. Once it was 4 days and thats when i tried the gripe water.)
ChiTownM responded:
My son will writhe in pain - the gas hurt him so much he would cry and be miserable for hours. I had to cut back a little on breast milk and I started feeding him Similac with Alimentum. The lactose proteins are partially digested so it is easier on his tummy.

He still has smelly gas, but he is in no more pain. He is able to relax and be happy. I will take that over a night of non stop crying!

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