Fussy Baby

General Discussions: ASK John: Fussy Baby

By dooski on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:33 am: Edit Post

Hey John,

My daughter is five months and my wife and I went through the same thing. Tough. We found that symilac sensitive (orange) really helped with the gas and stopped her from spitting up a lot. Mylacon is also a life saver and it is safe for infants.


By admin on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 12:22 pm: Edit Post

Thanks dooski.

We just started her on that last night. Talked to the Dr. today and he said we are doing everything right and he believes the new formula will help a lot, but may take a week to be fully realized.

Hoping for the best for our little girl!

Take care.

-John


By skidoodood on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 01:35 pm: Edit Post

One thing that helped with my little guy was Dr. Brown's bottles. They have a straw and valve type system that helps the baby to not get air bubbles while they're feeding. They're a bit pricey and lots of parts to clean, but it did the trick more than switching formulas. worth every penny.


By dooski on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 04:27 pm: Edit Post

I also swear by Dr. Browns get the new ones that are BHP free.


By dooski on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 04:31 pm: Edit Post

Get some triple paste (also pricey but well worth it) while you are at it. We use it daily to avoid diaper rash. Best product we've found and we tried them all. Little guy suffered for weeks until we found it.


By dcfroe on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 08:08 pm: Edit Post

I remember those days.......and yes even though they seem tough you will miss them...
From an empty nester.


By dat600 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 07:01 am: Edit Post

John/Nora,
I know you have been getting lots of advice but,
I'm telling you little tummys gripe water,
my little guy would literally jump for joy when he saw that dropper coming his way.
It was like feeding a little bird...best of luck to the three of you...
http://www.littleremedies.com/littletummys_gripewater.html


By dat600 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 07:04 am: Edit Post

oops I've got a P.S. for you,
buy a copy of the book Baby Wise,
we sent up our 4th with this sleep/eat schedule,
and he is the most content little guy I've ever seen,
God Bless


By hens on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 12:06 pm: Edit Post

Our (now 4 year old) had the same issue. It manifested itself when my wife was breast feeding. She found that if she drank milk, then the baby was very fussy. She switched to soy milk and, just like that it helped.

So when she quit breast feeding what did we do?? Started the baby on milk based formula!! You'd think that 2 college educated people would have known to use soy based, but we must have had brain lock.. after a couple of weeks we finally figured it out and switched, and again the fussiness turned off like a light switch.

All kids are different, but that was our experience.

hens


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