my 7 week old son gets the worst gas in the world...no spitting up or constipation tho...could he be lactose intolerent or would there need to be other symptoms beside the gas?
Answer by leann74016 at 12:05 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by robbinsme at 12:19 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Babies are rarely lactose intolerant. Both formula and breast milk have lots of lactose. It is more likely that he has MSPI which is an intolerance to cow's milk protein. If you are breastfeeding, you should eliminate dairy products from your diet for at least one week and see if that helps. It worked fairly well for two of my three children. Their symptoms sound similar to your son's. If you are bottle feeding, ask your doctor about formulas that are easier to digest; also see if your son can be tested for MSPI.
For more information, you can do a web search or check out an article that I wrote about Colic and MSPI.
Answer by 3are_a_blessing at 12:27 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by mamajody0507 at 12:31 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by leann74016 at 12:47 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by kgck_momma at 2:06 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by robbinsme at 2:31 AM on Apr. 30, 2009