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Is it normal for babies to have A LOT of gas? Zoey is a little tooting machine... We switched formula about 10 days ago because she was spitting up quite a bit from the similac. She doesn't spit up anymore but she farts all the time on the new formula. Occasionally she does have some discomfort but for the most part the gas doesn't seem to bother her. Her poops are fine. Somedays she will go once, other days a lot more.
Should we try another formula? Or is farting just par for the course?
Well my ds was formula fed and he was soooooo gassy , you would think it was a grown men farting , adn they smell just like a grown man , My dd on the other hand was EBF and she was never gassy until she started eating solids more often , I guess it just depends.
Olivia is BF and was super gassy. I was having to give her gas drops every time she ate and she would still have trouble getting it out. I cut out all caffeine and she has been fine ever since and sleeping better at night. I have no experience with formula though...sorry
I wouldn't switch unless your baby was uncomfortable. We had a LOT of problems with my daughter; not only was she gassy but she had acid reflux and mucus in her stool. If you see that, as well as colicky behavior and a hard tummy 20 minutes after feeding, you might want to think about switching, then. It can take up to 2 weeks to see a full change when you're switching formulas.
babies tend to be gassy because their systems are still a bit immature. So unless shes having issues on the formula i wouldent be too worried.
Try gas drops, biking the legs ( pumping them like shes riding a bike) and whatnot before going to change considering you just changed it and thats hard on the system too!
Ours are almost all BF (they have had some formula over the last month), and are gassy also. Noah more so than Abigail, but they both fart plenty. It doesn't seem to bother them, and they are not having issues with eating or spitting up, so we just laugh when they fart ... what else can you do? I figured it was just a baby thing ..
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Thanks everyone. Glad to know that little baby girls who fart like grown men are completely normal. Lol. Her tummy isn't hard, and most of the time she will just lift her legs up and let one fly....so doesn't seem to be discomfort there. (Occasionally she will cry for a second, but its really rare). If she seems extra gassy I will try the bicycling the legs.