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3 week old baby with gas

My best friends daughter is REALLY gassy. She;s tried switching formula, different burping positions, vibrating chairs, heat, patting her bottom, rocking her, walking her and just about every other tip she's been given. Nothing is working. Does anyone have any tried and true methods to ease baby through this?

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mommymonkey

Asked by mommymonkey at 3:34 AM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The hospital said to lubricate the inner ring of her rectum with vaseline or ky, no further in than the head of a q tip. We only have astroglide in the house, and though it's icky, we used it right at the rim and barely inside. within seconds, she pooped. for the first time in 3 hours, she's not crying.
    mommymonkey

    Comment by mommymonkey (original poster) at 4:29 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • try colic tablets. they are homeopathic and they dissolve on babys tounge with first sign of saliva. it helped sooo much. my DD had ( somewhat has) the same exact problem and these worked like a charm! good luck. hope she feels better!
    hotmommy420

    Answer by hotmommy420 at 10:05 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I use infant massage when my kids were babies and still do now when they are having tummy troubles. There's a massage technique called the waterwheel, it's where you take your hands and go hand over hand from just below the ribs to down past the belly button with a slight inward push to help push gas down. You have your hands so that your thumbs face you and you interchange them, first one hand and then the other, I did that for like maybe 5 minutes at a time. The other massage technique that helps is taking your hand and to the left and below to the left of the belly button you put your fingertips there and using an inward push, not too far in, you move your hand in a clockwise circle until you get to the right of the belly button and below, like hand painting an imaginary rainbow. The bicycle pumping of legs and interchanging knee to elbow across the belly helps push out gas as well. Warm baths and tummy time help too.
    babygoose78

    Answer by babygoose78 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

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