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I am breastfeeding my 3 week old and he has been gassy since day one i have mylicon and gripe juice but he still has a lot of gas. Any suggestions?

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Asked by jmejmz at 8:01 PM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It may be something in your diet. You may have to try cutting out certain things. Dairy is usually a big culprit.

    Answer by MrsMWF at 8:03 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Look at what YOU are eating because if it causes you gas or is a known gas causing food, it can cause gas in the baby.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:03 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Dairy, Broccoli, Cukes, etc.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:04 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • could do more "tummy time" or put him on his back and help him do a bike kick (move his knees to his chest)

    Answer by Aimers55 at 8:04 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Could also be the type of pacifier he has. Or if he cries a lot and swallows air.

    Answer by Renee3K at 8:07 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • this may sound like a stupid question but does the milicon drops help them get their gas out or help cut down?

    Answer by MSKASSYLEIGH at 8:10 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • like the others said it may be something your eating. when you cut the stuff from your diet it may take a while to exit your system so be patience and see if it makes a difference.

    Answer by Gen at 8:21 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • YOu should be aware of what you are eating, avoid all the gassy food as much as possible drink a lot of water and make sure he burp after every feeding. Eventually it will go away when they are 2 or 3 months, my son was very gassy at the beginning and I never use anything. I do help him exercise like the bike ride and push his leg to his belly and keep doing it

    Answer by Amy2079 at 10:35 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • the gas drops help get rid of the gas in the tummy. It doesn't make them pass gas.

    Answer by twin_mommy at 12:21 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Some babies are just gassy. Try bicycling the legs, try burping more often. What "symptoms" is he showing?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:19 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

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