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It's actually quite common for foods that a breastfeeding mother is eating to cause gas or colicy behavior in a child. A friend had to avoid eating chocolate because her child would cry on hours and hours after she'd eat a chocolate. Lo behold, that child still doesn't like chocolate - not allergic to it - but it just doesn't sit well. I've known people ...


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My husband and I visit his family in Wisconsin at least once or twice or year. Until this year, we lived in Tennessee and this was a 12+ hour drive which we dutifully did with our son/son and daughter until this year when we realized that driving from Georgia would add another 4 hours to the drive. So now we fly. During that time, we ALWAYS stopped to ...


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While it might be useful on a long road trip to be able to do this, it is certainly easier to do this when at a rest stop - one of mine really needed to be burped after a bottle, and this worked best in the traditional 'over the shoulder' position, so we couldn't have done that safely when driving. It also gives both the driver and partner time to work ...


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My little girl had some hard times from 0 to 3 months. After 3 months and few days, it disappeared. There weren't much we could do to really stop it. We did some things to help, but somedays she would cry for one whole hour. The things that worked best were: a warmed-up towel, etc, over her stomach doing some massage by stretching her legs, then ...


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Having now reached 16 weeks with my little one I can say that my pediatrician actually ended up being correct - time was the answer. The gas pain began tapering off around 14 weeks and at 16 weeks has been gone for well over a week. Unfortunately it has left in its wake sleep issues that will now have to be addressed. Were I to do this all over again I ...


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My two both had intermittent gas pains for the first three months or so, but worst was the first 6 weeks - from 6 to 12 weeks it wasn't nearly as bad, and after 16 it was fairly rare as we started solids around that time (had a brief bad period right after the first solids, and then no real problems after that). It definitely depends on breastfed versus ...


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While time may be the long term answer, and changing your diet may be the medium term answer, if you're awake at 4 am with a screaming baby who is pulling up their legs and showing every sign of gas pain, you probably want a short term answer. We did really well with gas/colic massaging. Basically you're moving everything along for them. It can be very ...


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I think Swati has made excellent valid points. I suspect it's probably primarily gas as well. If you don't want to approach the change in diet as an option, there are some OTC gas remedies that might help some. You can try Mylicon gas drops (sometimes just called gas drops) or you might have some limited success with gripe water. I wouldn't discount acid ...



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