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Answered on January 28, 2015
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i have a month age baby and he has a lot of gas how can i help him ? what do i have to eat to relive his gas?

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on March 31, 2013
at 11:34 PM

It's more likely what you have to NOT eat.

Are you strictly paleo or are you eating dairy, legumes, or grains? Those are the obvious culprits. After those are ruled out you may have to do an elimination diet to try to find out what's causing it.



on April 01, 2013
at 01:36 AM

KellyMom is a great resource. Check this link


FYI, sometimes new babies are just fussy around that age. My baby (who is now 9 months) was really gassy/fussy, and I STRESSED about every little thing I ate. It turns out, it was just a phase that passed. We bought some gripe water, that was just fennel and ginger water for babies. I don't recall it having sugar, but you can probably make some yourself. It worked miracles on our LO, as he would usually burp right away, and be generally more content.

Don't try and restrict your diet. Just be sure you're eating as well as you can. If you have major oversupply, that can also make the baby more gassy. Look into block feeding, that also helped us.



on April 01, 2013
at 02:14 AM

Your diet does not affect your child's flatus. Babies are gassy, some more than others. It stinks, they get that hard stomach and start to yelp :(

Most likely your child is swallowing air. If you see him/her do this while breast feeding (i.e. gulping for air while feeding) there's a couple of things you can do:

  • try feeding more often
  • Ensure the baby is clam and comfortable (music helps)
  • burp more often

If he's not gulping at air during feeding, then he's probably gulping air when crying. Only solution is to let him cry (seems counter productive, but it's not). Once he's comfortable breathing out of both his mouth and nose it will calm down.



on April 01, 2013
at 01:38 AM

Oh, yuck! Both my kids gave me terrible problems with this. I did months of writing down everything and a strict elimination diet... it was horrid. But I did it! You can do it!

I had to avoid:

Dairy, Soy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Garlic, Onions, Tomatoes, Coffee, Chocolate, All Citrus foods

I think that's it. I agree with the previous poster... it's more about what you have to avoid than anything else. Super, super strict paleo and take out a few more things worked for me. But the good news is by six months to a year, you should have some more wiggle room. I still can't eat anything I want, but I can have a cup of coffee or some garlic now if I want.



on April 01, 2013
at 01:32 AM

Hi bay-beep! OK, first, I feel for you. This happened to me and it was scary- those little babies can be really loud. The number one thing that calms a baby down is a nice warm bath. Turn him on his stomach for a part of that time and perhaps the gas will pass. The other thing that calms a baby down is a gentle foot massage, and a gentle eyebrow massage works sometimes too. Baths can change a fussy monster into a happy baby.


Avoid cabbage. This was our culprit- it only happened once.


on January 28, 2015
at 09:24 PM

May not be diet related. Babies are often gassy as their systems are developing. Gets better around 12 weeks or so. Try wearing baby in a carrier like baby bjorn and dancing to regae or something rhythmic bend your knees to bounce baby this will help a lot.



on April 01, 2013
at 04:15 AM

Are you by any chance taking Fenugreek? The reason I ask is because this is know to make both mom and baby gassy. But it was a necessity for me because I am a low milk producer and this supplement really does make a difference. But if you're taking it, expect gas.

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