Re: Oversupply/OALD & Comfort Nursing
I think that babies with silent reflux usually have a persistent cough that sounds "wet", or raspy, or bark-like. If fussiness and rapid weight gain (which is seriously not unusual) are the only symptoms, I would be very reluctant to ascribe them to silent reflux.
If your baby is gassy, as you've described, I'm pretty sure the gas is probably causing at least some (if not most) of the fussiness. My baby did very similar things. Are you helping him by working on the gas throughout the day? Tummy massage, leg bicycling, and pushing the legs up into a squat all. day. long. really does help with the gas. I also often supported my son's legs in a squatting position when I held him. Squatting makes it impossible to tense certain muscles, which make it more difficult to pass gas and stools when tensed. Warm baths help a lot too by relaxing the muscles and allowing gas to pass more easily. I did some leg bicycling before and after baths too.
If you are not already doing these things very frequently throughout the day, then you really should try them. They make a big difference.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).