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Old 07-09-2011, 06:47 PM   #11
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Re: Formula makes babies less fussy?!

My DS (formula fed) was, by far, the gassier child.

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Old 07-10-2011, 02:02 AM   #12
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Re: Formula makes babies less fussy?!

I had to supplement with formula until my milk supply increased. My guys were sooo much gassier with formula- even with the ready to feed.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:38 PM   #13
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Re: Formula makes babies less fussy?!

Ditto with most pp! Dairy was the culprit at first with us. ALL dairy, including chocolate had to be excluded for a few weeks. She got "cured" of her colic that way. Slowly adding it back in, one new thing for about a week, and after about 2 months I was able to eat everything again. Dr thought maybe she just needed to be slowly introduced to it all. DD has been coming on and off while eating alot lately (getting distracted) and she's been burping alot when she's finally done because of all the air she's sucked in while playing around. Keep it up, formula is not better than breastmilk no matter what anyone is telling you. You may have to eliminate some of your fave things for a little while, but alas, these are the sacrifices we make for our babies to make them into strong adults. Good luck!
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:58 PM   #14
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Re: Formula makes babies less fussy?!

I also think that babes in the 4-10 week old range are notoriously gassy and uncomfy- I think it's just their digestive systems kicking in.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #15
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Re: Formula makes babies less fussy?!

giving up dairy really helped my son too. But now at 12 months old, our pediatrician is finally listening to me that he has stomach issues and we're seeing a GI specialist.

Another idea besides giving up dairy...how are you breastfeeding? Do you breastfeed from both breasts at each feeding? If so, try only feeding from one breast. Or feeding until one breast is completely deflated, before offering the other side. Then switch sides you start on at the next feeding. Foremilk can make a baby gassy. If the baby is able to get some of the hindmilk (fattier milk at the end of a feeding) it might help. This helped w/ my first child. (I didn't know about fore/hind milk when he was born.) If you feed from both breasts at each feeding, your baby may be only getting the foremilk.
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You have to remember back when formula was introduced there were marketing gimmicks to entice mothers to try it... That was one of those myths.
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Giving up dairy entirely (not even teensy bits as ingredients in other products like turkey lunchmeat or bread) gave us a whole new baby. He's 9m now and can't even tolerate a little in my diet. Bonus:going off dairy, my asthma disappeared. We also discovered that our 3yo is intolerant of dairy, but it caused constipation for her for years. She's off dairy and off all meds. I wish I had known when she was a baby! Give it time, kellymom has information on elimination diets and the common allergens. My ds also has a corn allergy...not fun, but thank heavens we found it.
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Thanks so much ladies! I appreciate all of the feed back. We are gonna try an start eliminating dairy from my diet and see how he reacts!
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