We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
Besides using gas drops every other feeding, we make sure she sits up for a bit after eating and before we burp her so the gas bubbles can get to the top of her belly and that helps with her spitting up. We also bicycle her legs if she's gassy and not burping and during her bath we put the washcloth on her belly and pour the warm water over it for a good 5 or 10 minutes and that seems to help.
Hope something helps! It's horrible having a gassy baby if you can't find something that helps!
What Kim said worked best for my dad...but I patted her back. With little man I have to sit him in a seated position bending him a bit forward while patting his back to get him to burp and have to do this at least twice per feeding
Poor thing - Giana has gas issues too and also have her on Similac Sensitive. We try to be preventive, so we put gas drops in each bottle. We also have a home remedy tea we give her daily (oregano & yerba buena) with a few drops of olive oil & gas drops. At times we also warm some olive oil and massage her tummy in a circular downward motion. Afterwards we put a warm cloth over her belly and keep it there under her clothes.
At all costs, I get her to burp after feedings...I find if she doesn't she has a gas episode. Putting her on her belly works great too, I'll cradle her on my forearm and rub/pat her back...it usually gets her to both burp & pass gas.
Morgan is also very gassy. Sometimes we have success with gas drops, sometimes not. We burp her A LOT during feedings as a preventative measure. We rub her belly in a clockwise motion a few times and alternate that with cycling the legs. That is also hit or miss. Sometimes it just needs to work itself out.
We don't use gas drops, I don't believe in them. We BF but my milk can let down very forcefully and G sometimes gasps and sputters, he can swallow a lot of air sometimes. I have to burp him frequently during such feeds. Sometimes he has old gas built up and burping doesn't really get it out. In these cases what works for him is either bicycle kicking his legs, or carrying him in an upright position while walking with a bouncing walk, holding him very close to put some pressure on the tummy. The baby carriers are lifesavers for this, because sometimes he needs to be in this position for quite awhile or else he cries. Usually he is tired as well and eventually crashes out in the carrier and then he is happy when he wakes up. He HATES lying down on his back when he is gassy.