lots of gas on allimentum

Discussion in 'The First Year' started by newtothis, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. newtothis

    newtothis Well-Known Member

    my LO's reflux is pretty bad and her GI put her on alimentum for a possible milk protein/soy intolerance.
    she's been a MUCH happier baby with the exception of her GAS. its NUTS!!!

    can i do anything (Besides mylicon???) that will help her?
     
  2. w101ttd

    w101ttd Well-Known Member

    We used mylicon as well. I remember my son was so gassy as well. But I belive its not about the formula, its just about age. The first 3-4 months, they are very gassy though. There is not much you can do at this young age, you can do bicycle and i love you exercises for her everyday (you can google those exercises). I hope she will out grow it soon. Hang in there!

    I did give my son probiotics! it helped but didnt get rid of the gas completely
     
  3. eagleswings216

    eagleswings216 Well-Known Member

    We really struggled with that as well. Are you giving her probiotics? That could help. But like a pp said, not much seemed to help us a ton other than time and maturity.

    Also, one other question.....are you using powder or premixed formula? In addition to milk/soy intolerance, my boys also couldn't take the powdered formula. We used Nutramigen, and in the premixed kind. That was all they could take at that point.
     
  4. newtothis

    newtothis Well-Known Member

    we use the liquid formula.

    no, we don't use probiotics; i'll have to give them a try.
    any specific brand?
     
  5. eagleswings216

    eagleswings216 Well-Known Member

    The one we have always used is called Primadophilus Children. It comes in a powder for the little ones, which you can mix with formula, and there are chewable pills for when they get older. All our local health/organic stores have it, but you can also order it online (Vitacost.com has it, I know, as well as quite a few other places if you google it)
     
  6. w101ttd

    w101ttd Well-Known Member

    U can get it fast at target "Culturelle". The box is light green. It's about 20 bucks something. It's powder. Just mix it with formula. It's the only brand we have been giving our kids, even now. I know its very hard now for you. Just take it 1 day at a time. If you survived today, you already did good.
     
  7. twinkler

    twinkler Well-Known Member

    These are things we tried:

    - changed bottles to Dr Brown's - huge improvement! (often it's the air getiing inside the bottle while they are feeding which makes gas worse)
    - infacol wind drops in every feed - not sure how much this worked, sometimes it did sometimes it didn't
    - kept upright for at least 10 minutes after every feed - works really well (as they got older, I put them in a bumbo seat)
    - at 3 months, when S started rolling over, I placed her on her tummy to sleep, we found this helped a fair bit, but your LO is much too young probably forthis yet.
    - we didn't elevate her crib but this was suggested - you can put a folded towel under one end of her mattress.

    HTH
     
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