4,166 reputation
1827
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Jun 23 at 15:52

Jun
4
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
@Swati - I'm trying skipping my big glass of milk at dinner, since that's an evening constant. Either she's growing out of the pain on schedule, or skipping the very dairy dairy is helping. Since "the last thing you try always works" regardless of whether it helps, I don't know if that's the issue or not until I test the milk again...but it may be it.
Jun
3
awarded  Student
Jun
1
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
@Swati - Re: your edit - the thing is that this is a daily problem, only at the same time. The only things I have daily are milk, nuts, and either cereal or baked goods for breakfast. And the milk and nuts are consumed at varying times, so it's hard to say "yes, this item from dinner caused it."
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
I should add that my pedi was not too optimistic that they would do anything, but told me they wouldn't hurt either.
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
My pediatrician suggested Mylicon (well, any Simethicone drops) and I tried them briefly, but they never seemed to help - and the pediatrician said that research backs up the fact that Simethicone doesn't make any more difference than a placebo. As I said, I'm fine with changing my diet if there's evidence for it. Swati provided some evidence, but until her excellent answer I'd never seen or heard any.
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
As a note, I don't mean my comment to be combative. It's just that no source I consulted on food and babies has mentioned any cause based on food in the mother other than milk protein allergy as being backed by research before. I am glad to change my eating habits to help my baby, but I don't want to complicate my family's life needlessly.
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
Interesting that there are studies on the topic. Most of what I've consulted says that it's not found in research, so I have taken it as an old wive's tale that most of those foods (except dairy, which I read was confirmed) were problematic. I'm a strong proponent of looking for evidence before making choices for my baby. As for the 4 month number, that comes from my pediatrician. It's also noted in the study you referenced and has to do with an immature digestive system.
May
31
revised Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
added 106 characters in body
May
31
asked Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
May
28
answered Self-soothing and sleep training
May
28
comment Self-soothing and sleep training
Some babies need to cry to release tension to go to sleep. Cry it out works well with those babies.
May
21
awarded  Commentator
May
21
comment Does/can it have a negative effect, if newborns/infants are exposed to background noise (TV, …) while awake or sleeping?
The "pretty heavy state of sleep" part applies only to some parts of the sleep cycle. My little one has a long state of light sleep every 45 minutes and during daytime sleep pretty much always wakes up at some point during it.
May
21
answered What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
May
21
comment What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
Feeding continuously helps to build the milk supply. It's part of the amazing design of nursing!
May
21
comment What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
It's natural for breastfed babies to pause while eating. While you want to encourage them not to fall asleep, pauses should not be viewed as wrong.
May
14
comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
Active babies who fight swaddles WILL get the Halo swaddle fabric over their faces when swaddled arms in. We stopped swaddling at 9 weeks due to this issue.
May
14
comment Why is my baby crying?
I'm not sure distraction is the best bet, though it works. As parents our goal should be to listen to our kids, and distraction does not help us learn to do that.
May
14
awarded  Critic
May
14
comment Why is my baby crying?
Yes, yes, yes to PURPLE crying. Also some babies cannot fall asleep without a bit of crying to let out stimulation, especially if overtired. I just hold my 2 mo. old through those episodes.