What can I do about a very gassy baby?

My baby girl is three weeks old and is incredibly gassy. She is on Soy Enfamil formula with some breastmilk feedings via a bottle. I lost 3 liters of blood during a postpartum bleed and was told my breastmilk may not come in fully yet due to being anemic, so I pump because it usually yields less than an ounce each session. I’m using Avent bottles and Gripe water. I’ve switched formulas, and Soy seems to be best. Anyone have any bottle suggestions or ideas to help my girl with all this gas? She burps and farts like my husband!!! Thanks, ladies!


Even though you don’t have a lot of milk still let her nurse from you as often as you can breast milk works on supply and demand the more you let her nurse on you the more milk you will have and drink a lot of water I nursed all 4 of mine and plan to do the same with nr. 5 in 2weeks and ass far as little baby goes look in to getting some gas drops for relief they sell them in the infant isle in most stores

Burp every once and make sure the baby burps. If your not getting her to gently place your hand on her back while the other supports her neck with hee chin between your index finger and thumb rest in them your forearm will be wear the baby leans against and take your other hand and gently message uowarde along the rib cage up to the babys shoulders. This worked on my boys and my father taught me this with my firat.
Now with our daughter my husband would gently tap going from her waist to her shoulders and that’s how we got her to burp. As she wouldn’t burp like her brothers.

If we didn’t burp her in between every once she would be in so much pain.

Mylicon or even generic baby gas drops work wonders. They were our saving grace.

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When my babies were little I had one that cried with tummy issues and my mil brought some of the soft peppermint candies and may a peppermint water with a small piece if one of those soft peppermint so desolved in some warm water. Helped instantly. Those peppermints became as important as diapers in my diaper bag lol

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I breast fed… The second I cut dairy out of my diet, my little girl settled right down… you’re doing a mix, but it is possible your baby is having lactose issues from your breast milk

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If it’s a lactose intolerance issue, it could be your breast milk affecting her. It was like that with my sister too.
Smaller feedings, more burp time and feeding position may help :slight_smile:

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Mylicon drops will help if the doctor determines its not a lactose issue. You can get them at Walmart, maybe family dollar any of those. My youngest had it really bad


I will tell you that all of my babies were gassy in the beginning and it eased up after several weeks. They were breast fed and/or formula fed and all of mine had short-term issues. I wouldn’t worry too much if baby seems good otherwise. A three-week-old is still adjusting to life outside the womb.

Myclon drops. I’m probably spelling it wrong, but they worked so much better than gripe water for my youngest. Too bad it took me like 5-6 months of a ticked off gassy baby

I had a preemie that had this issue—soy/breast milk also… smaller feedings more burping between. Prayers for you & your little one! Good luck!

Dr Browns Bottles…used them too over 15 years ago for my colicky & gassy baby and I have friends now who are still using them and they love them.

I wouldn’t say lactose because normally can’t know or find that out till they’re older; but more of a milk protein allergy. Switch to enfamil hypoallergenic formula for a week. (Keep pumping but store it in your freezer) and see if there’s a change. My daughter couldn’t tolerate my milk. We had to go to a GI SPECIALIST.

Have you tried switching to similar sensitive? I’ve heard for a lot of babies that still have issues on enfamil do better on the similac sensitive. I used it for my son and it worked wonders!

I used Dr. Brown bottles which made a huge difference. My baby didn’t handle soy formula well at all, I used the sensitive from Similac.

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Glass bottles and warm water with a round peppermint candy shake until red is gone the give it to her and burp every once


It could be the iron in the formula. Or if the bottles are not warmed then it could be harder for babies to digest.

Home remedy that my mom used on all my 4 babies. Chamomile tea, my babies never suffered colic. Just an ounce

We use Dr Brown & Playtex ventaire bottles w/slow flow. My son is few days shy of 2 months old. He’s pretty gassy as well. Breast milk wasnt doing it for him so I stopped. We are using Enfamil neuropro gentlease formula. We use gripe water and gas drops. Probiotic may help! We use those too!
Lots of burps in between feedings and if there are bubbles/foam in bottles let it settle before feeding.

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Our doctor said soy would cause constipation she put my son on similac alimentum

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Mamm bottles worked best on my granddaughter

Dr Brown bottles are amazing.

And cut lactose from your diet

Gripe water was a god send with my gasy babies you can buy it at Walgreens

I second the Tomee Tipee anti colic bottles.

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Soy made my sister have gi issues. Could be the soy

Dr Brown bottles. Onion water

Gas relief for babys

Dairy sensitivity is super common, my son got horrible gas from the dairy that would come through my breast milk and normal formula gave him a rash. He was on alimentum, that seemed to help. If you continue to breastfeed you may want to try cutting out all Dairy, I wish I had known sooner!

My baby was extremely gassy! We tried all the soy, hypologentic formula but made it worse or him constipated. So we went back to regular formula and use gas drops daily as needed!!! Helps bug time! Sometimes I use grip water but I don’t think it helps to much more of a soother if baby is crying for a mon or so!! I do warm baths, vesicle legs & rub belly as needed I also burb him super well more often in between feedings & feed him more frequent smaller feedings which helps him also

Simethicone drops! They work wonders! my little boy(now 5) had the same issue but wasn’t sensitive to anything. I breastfeed but only for 3 months. He went to formula but started having the gas issues… My sister is a pharmacy technician and said simethicone drops work the best! And she was right cause I tried everything! And the nice thing about those is you can use them as often as you need to! Hang in there it does go away and get better!


My son is 3 weeks and the same way :pensive:
He’s not on Soy yet, but on sensitive formula to go with the breast milk to see how it does. We use Mam bottles and he loves them, and gripe water when he gets really fussy

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Do you use warm (body temp) water? Room temperature or cool water can cause upset/gassy stomachs. Water should be around 98 degrees. Also burping more frequently can help. These are from my experiences. Every baby is different. Some babies are just gassy (like daddy)

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Massage stomach clock wise. Could be what your eating that’s in your milk. I couldnt eat broccoli onions or milk. I would look up the list but there’s a bunch of food that causes gassy babies in the breast milk

One of our girls was this way. Gas drops were a lifesaver for my first but made no difference with her! We switched to Dr Brown bottles and had a new, happy baby immediately. Never looked back!

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I love the “playtex colic” bottles! They’re great!

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Try colic calm!! It was a LIFESAVER!!! Works within a few minutes. It’s at most targets, cvs,walgreen or online

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Mine was colicy for about 10 months, nothing worked 100%. I will say this, it was a hard time but he is grown serving in the army and that time is just a sweet memory, stay strong you will both get through this.

I used Dr Brown bottles. My baby ultimately couldn’t use milk or soy and is on Nutramigen. I would consult your doctor though. Mine doesn’t believe in all those kinds of drops/gripe water etc.

We started with avent bottles and had serious gas issues at first. We used Mam and Dr. Browns after that and both made a tremendous difference. We also did bicycle legs and knees to chest three times a day and she would fart non stop during our sessions so I would say it helped! Good luck!

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If it isn’t causing her pain or discomfort there is no need to worry or treat it. :slight_smile: it will get better

Switched to dr brown bottles and it helped so much! We also used AR enfamil formula but the bottles were the real heros.

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Pediatrician also told me to hold bottle down more not straight up to high which can cause him to get more gas

are you using the gripe water daily and not just when she needs it? it helps keep it under control if you use it daily like the box says.

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Dr. Brown bottles and simethicone drops saved us! Some brands you can give before every feeding

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I used gas drops for my daughter before every bottle

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Gripe water once a day. Works for my lil neph, only way he gets some relief and rest.

Consume copious healthy fluids yourself

Depending on your diet that could be the culprit a lot of the time too.

Are you drinking alot of sodas while nursing and pumping? And I used gas drops alot

I took my babies to the chiropractor

I like mam bottles more than anything!

Gas drops! Also look into probiotic drops.

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Sounds like ties could be an issue

Ovol drops are the bomb