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My poor sweet baby is very irritated today....and well, yesterday. She has gas, I can tell. I feel like crap, I know its from me but how am I supposed to know what it is that I have eaten that is causing this? I gave her mylacon, and that doesn't seem to help. At least I don't think it is, she is crying and fussing and occasionally passes gas and then she is fine for a bit. It makes me not want to breast feed because she is in so much pain. Ugh.
Well, it is hard to know what caused it, but giving up BFing won't help either. With formula they swallow so much air they can still have gas problems. My first daughter developed colic when I stopped BFing after 4 weeks. So, you just never know. I make sure I don't eat anything spicy. I love spicy food, but I don't want to do anything to cause her to be fussy. I also stay away from caffiene and just anything I think might cause a problem. Some things that might help are rubbing her tummy a little or placing her on you tummy to tummy. Sorry she is having a hard time!!! Good luck!!!
It might not be gas all that much. She is 3 weeks old correct? (I assume because I looked at your ticker ) Anywho maybe she is just growth spurt fussy and is passing more gas because she is eating more, and or working up a nice poo I would wait a weekish to start weeding out foods just to see if this is only a growth spurt. I think if you start weeding stuff out now, and it IS a growth spurt, and nothing helps you'll just feel even more disapointed and frustrated. I know a week seems like a lot, but it may only take 2 or 3 days and you wont have wasted time and energy on thinking it was your fault.
I cut out a lot b/c of colic. Greens that are known to cause gas, and dairy is a common culprit (the proteins in cow's milk are hard to digest for baby). Make adjustments to your diet and then slowly introduce foods to see what bothers baby. I had everything but garlic and onions back in by 8 weeks. GL