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    Default 11 weeks, gas at its all time worst

    I have 4 more days until I return to work and my DD's gas is getting worse. For the first time she not only battled it all day, but we were up all night. Breast feeding is the only way to console her and that option will not be available during daytime hours very soon. Plus I'm more convinced its something in my diet as I'm getting some gas pains too although very tolerable as an adult.

    What you do when you've tried everything?
    Gas drops, gripe water, Hyland's colic tabs (all ineffective) She's had 3 days of infant probiotics, which I'm going to continue.

    I don't eat dairy, soy, sugar, wheat, gluten, rice, grain, alcohol, been that way a long time with best health of my life, no stomach issues.
    I've tried eliminating garlic, onion, cruciferous veg, nightshades, tomatoes, nuts and all but herb based spice. There may have been some improvement on that round but not sure what eliminations helped.

    Pretty soon I'm going to a diet of water.
    Last edited by @llli*debbers; September 29th, 2012 at 04:33 AM.
    1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12

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    Sorry you are still having this frustration. since you have eliminated (or never ate) so much from your diet in particular the usual suspects of dairy, gluten and soy, and there has been no significant improvement, my guess is the issue is not a food sensitivity, or that is only a part of the problem. It rarely is a significant issue in breastfed babies, even if the mother herself has gas or food sensitivities, as the baby is eating your milk, which is a unique substance produced by your body & not directly by the contents of your stomach, and breastmilk is designed by nature to prime and protect the gut of the infant. but no one ever believes that because the internet is full of people who swear they eliminated this or that and all problems ceased. Anyway,
    according to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, food elimination by mom is only needed in a tiny fraction of cases and in best case scenario is done systematically so mom does not end up living on water!

    Have you completlely ruled out forceful letdown? Or maybe some other issue with latch that results in baby gulping air? What about painful reflux aka GER?

    ABM protocol for allergic proctocolitus in breastfed baby
    http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Pro...ish_120211.pdf

    forceful letdown http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp.../fast-letdown/

    GER article http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/chi...-faq%E2%80%99s

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    Default Re: 11 weeks, gas at its all time worst

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lllmeg View Post
    Sorry you are still having this frustration. since you have eliminated (or never ate) so much from your diet in particular the usual suspects of dairy, gluten and soy, and there has been no significant improvement, my guess is the issue is not a food sensitivity, or that is only a part of the problem. It rarely is a significant issue in breastfed babies, even if the mother herself has gas or food sensitivities, as the baby is eating your milk, which is a unique substance produced by your body & not directly by the contents of your stomach, and breastmilk is designed by nature to prime and protect the gut of the infant. but no one ever believes that because the internet is full of people who swear they eliminated this or that and all problems ceased. Anyway,
    according to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, food elimination by mom is only needed in a tiny fraction of cases and in best case scenario is done systematically so mom does not end up living on water!

    Have you completlely ruled out forceful letdown? Or maybe some other issue with latch that results in baby gulping air? What about painful reflux aka GER?

    ABM protocol for allergic proctocolitus in breastfed baby
    http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Pro...ish_120211.pdf

    forceful letdown http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp.../fast-letdown/

    GER article http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/chi...-faq%E2%80%99s

    I think the letdown is sometimes forceful but not abnormally so. Milk has never overflowed and I've never one sprayed.

    The Ped had me try to confirm reflux by giving liquid antacid during distress over a 24 hour period.
    It didn't improve anything, never gave her relief. Plus I can hear the gas.

    I really thought diet couldn't be it - I know how rare that is - but looking back 48 hours I reintroduced some foods and both of us got gas. I do eat a ridiculous amount of produce and there is such thing as too much of a good thing. This a.m. I resumed low FODMAP combined w/no nightshades and I'm giving her 3 ccs of gripe water before feeding instead of when in distress. And I'm continuing her probiotics. So far we are both having a great day.
    1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12

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