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    Default Fussiness/gassiness

    Anyone have any idea how long after you eat a gas producing food that it takes before your baby gets fussy from it? I've figured out that if I eat chocolate in any amounts my almost 2 week old gets gassy and fussy.

    But, I'm also thinking something else is going on. He's started having occasional projectile puking- and not right after a feed. Both times he's done it it's been at least a half hour to an hour after he ate, and he had burped well both times. Also, while nursing a few times he's acted like his belly hurt- pulling away and crying without actually letting go of the nipple. Last night while he was acting so fussy I kept my hand on his belly to see if I felt any gassiness, and I didn't feel any rumbles nor was he actually passing any gas. I had even given him some Hyland's colic tabs and those were'nt settling him down. He would totally relax and appear to be asleep, then he'd start crying out, grimacing and be wide awake again. I could sit him up straight and he'd stop crying and relax again.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Fussiness/gassiness

    Could it be Gastroesophageal Reflux? Read this website for more info on it. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddise...fant/index.htm

    Alex, they youngest and smallest of my twins had this for a while. Sometimes he would spit up what seemed like a whole feeding. I found that it helped to burp him several times during a feeding. The doctor also said to have him upright or laying at at least a 30 degree incline for at least 30 minutes after a feeding. We also had to give him small doses of Zantac a couple times a day. With time he seemed to be getting much better and I stopped the medication.

    You may want to talk to your LOs doctor and just let him/her know what you LOs symptoms are.
    SAHW to C and SAHM to my identical boys J & A born 1/7/06 & my little girl K born 8/21/08.

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    Default Re: Fussiness/gassiness

    Definitely sounds like reflux to me. My oldest had exactly the same symptoms when small. He grew out of the fussiness/pain quite quickly, but was vomiting lots until he was one. Speak to your doctor or health visitor about it, I'm sure they will help you work it out.

    About the food, with me it was oranges that made things worse for my son and I was told it was approx 24 hrs after eating something that you could expect a reaction to it in you milk.

    Katy

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    Default Re: Fussiness/gassiness

    This is exactly what my lo did. It scared me to death and I took him to his pediatrician where he was diAGNOSED WITH REFLUX.
    He has been on Axid for a week and is doing great. We make sure he is elevated when he sleeps and on his side.

    Best wishes and Good luck

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    Default Re: Fussiness/gassiness

    Reflux is also what I am thinking- but wanted input of others too. My 3 year old has her checkup tomorrow with the pediatrician- so I may ask her then what I need to watch for with the baby.

    By the way- what does LO stand for?

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    LO stands for Little One
    SAHW to C and SAHM to my identical boys J & A born 1/7/06 & my little girl K born 8/21/08.

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    Okay- LO for little one makes sense!

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    Kellyd,
    Hey my little Elli (4 1/2 mo) now has had similar troubles since 2 weeks, it sounds so close to what we went through. I changed my diet and began eliminating certain foods...it has taken awhile to find out what bothers her. For us, she would react to a food within 4 hours and last until late the following day. I found a list and started there, cutting it all out then reintroducing them one by one a new one each week or so. She just started to improve. [milk, eggs, wheat, chocolate, tuna, oj, apple juice, fried veggies] We were diagnosed with Reflux about 1 month ago, then last Friday the pedi GI specialist said that all of the vomitting, gas, fussiness and crying in pain, mucousy stools, trouble eating at the breast was due to an immature immune system that was "allergic" to proteins..that they caused such irritation to her insides that she was having absorption problems. He wants to put her on a very expensive formula, which I am doing during the day and nursing at night.

    Hyland's didn't help us much, nor did Milecon. We will see if the Zantac, Reglan, Hycosamine and Prilosec is helping.

    She is doing a bit better and is seemingly outgrowing the gas issue and the crying in pain, though still dealing with the vomitting and occasional fussiness.

    I hope that you both find something that works for you!
    Jennifer

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    Default Re: Fussiness/gassiness

    My daughter is a day away from 4 wks and has now been on that Axid for a wk and it does not seem to be helping any help for me out there.

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    Default Re: Fussiness/gassiness

    Isn't reflux associated with painful spitting up. I just want to point out that babies spit up and sometimes have belly aches, gas, it just happens. My baby did this same thing at that age, she rarely spits up now at 4.5 months but she still does occasionally. It's never painful though. She will be smiling and laughing and puuuuuuuuuuuke everywhere. She gets gassy sometimes too. Maybe something I ate, who knows. She use to get it alot when she was your baby's age because I had alot of foremilk and it would make her gassy and give her some green poops.

    Do some reseach on GERD. Try eliminating foods first. Treating with medication should be a last resort.

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