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I need advice Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

My baby is a onth old and he is bottle feed with the formula wic supplys. He seems like he is always cranky he's super gassy but has hard times pooping with out prunes he doesn't poop but every other day but with prunes he poops one a day two if I'm lucky. He always seems to be better when I give him the baby's gas medicine he grunts so much and trys so hard to poop and I think it hurts him and I rub his belly and he stops crying should I change his formula?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
3rd Dec '12

He's getting prunes already? Maybe you should talk to his pedi about a more gentle formula...

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
3rd Dec '12

Yeah get a note from your pedi for a more gentle formula. We used the goodstart gentle ease or something like that. It had an orange top. Worked for him and wic will provide it.

Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

Yeah my mom said it would help and it really does. She said he did it to me when I was a baby.my brother was lactose and tolerant so se had to feed him organic stuff

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
3rd Dec '12

He might need new formula.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Shaishai3:" Yeah my mom said it would help and it really does. She said he did it to me when I was a baby.my brother was lactose and tolerant so se had to feed him organic stuff"


He's really too young for prunes. All he needs is formula. Talk to his pedi about switching him. If you get a script, WIC will cover it.

Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

That's what hes on is good start gental.

Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

So all I have to do is get a not from his dr and they will pay for it?

Stephanie Vetor Due April 11; Japan 131 posts
3rd Dec '12

Food is too soon being this,new. Glad it helps him poop but he,maybe pooping bc he cant digest food at this point. I would see about soy formula. My son ended up needing soy because he's lactose intolerant. found out by him having a hard stomach not able to poop and being fussy all the time by 3 weeks,old.

Shae Carr 1 child; Texas 67 posts
3rd Dec '12

My son has a milk allergy too. He is on Similac Alimentum. Wic pays for it if you have a dr note.

Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

That's the thing he doesn't spit up or his belly isn't ever hard. It just always looks a tad bit loathed.

Shae Carr 1 child; Texas 67 posts
3rd Dec '12

If he is straining to poop thats not good. My son did that too and they switched his formula. Within a couple of days it was like he was a new baby! Happy baby happy mommy!

Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

I need a happy baby hes as gumpy as the old man off of up.

Alicea Gatlin Due October 22 (boy); 1 child; Minnesota 34 posts
3rd Dec '12

he's way too young for prunes! maybe thats whats hurting him! it is perfectly normal for him to poop only once a day or even once every other day since he's on formula. the straining and the fussyness are more of a problem though.... its a good idea to talk to the doc but wic does NOT need a doctors note. they will give you whatever formula you request as long as its on their list. and they have plenty of sensitive and lactose free options.

Shaishai3 Due November 16 (boy); Japan 57 posts
3rd Dec '12

The prunes are what make him calm him sleeps better and he isn't fussy and no when he doesnt get prunes he goes like four days with out pooping some times a week an I give him prunes once every other day an its usually at night then he will poop an then he sleeps through the night. And I'm not giving him a bunch like three baby spoons.