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Posted by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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Reduce gas in breast fed babies? A lil info... I have a forceful let down which sometimes causes DS to gasp, delatch, and get gassy. I've tried various positions for BFing and the best one is laying on my side. He doesn't gasp as much and usually doesn't get gassy afterwards. But when I have company I can't go lay down to nurse. So, I was wondering (other then burping after each feeding, cause that doesn't always work) how can I reduce his gassiness? It seems to cause him a LOT of discomfort and I hate to see my baby in pain...

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by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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gdiamante
by Gina on Nov. 26, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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When you're with others, rather than laying down, lean back. Slouch like grandma told you not to. **smile** Put baby tummy to tummy woith you, mouth OVER breast. Done.

Otherwise, mylicon.

alligurl186
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 8:57 PM
Bump for answers. Same problem here.
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Angeldolphine
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

One, block feed to help with the OAL. The lying down postion is good too. You could also try letting your breast squirt into a burp cloth. Also, try diferent gas relieving psotions like baby tummy over arm, bicyling the legs, tummy time.

You can use gripe water, it's all natural.

MrsCrissyHall
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Thank you all.

Some questions...

What is OAL? Forceful Let down?

How does lying him tummy over arm help?

And what does squirting breast milk into a cloth do?

gdiamante
by Gina on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM


Quoting MrsCrissyHall:

Thank you all.

Some questions...

What is OAL? Forceful Let down?

Yep. Same thing, different names.

How does lying him tummy over arm help?

It's another burping method... pushes air out.

And what does squirting breast milk into a cloth do?

When you express before latching it slows the flow. Catch it in a cloth.


wesleysmom08
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM
I block fed my dd, and when she gets real gassy i give her a little mylicon.
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ty355172
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM
If your let down is too forceful, catch it as soon as it lets down in a burp rag then nurse when your not squirting everywhere:)
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MrsCrissyHall
by on Nov. 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM

I can't block feed cause I never know if he's going to nurse a whole half hour or not.

preacherskid
by on Nov. 27, 2011 at 10:35 AM

All of the above are great, I will also add infant massage- I have had OAL with both girls, and wish I had done infant massage with my older one like I did the younger one.  It worked wonders on the gassiness.

Precious333
by Group Admin - Julia on Nov. 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM

yep. block feeding leaning back or side laying, tummy massages, and mylicon or gripe water help. Also some food may irritate as well can cause mor gassiness (like spicy food or gassy foods like broccoli, cucumber etc)

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