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Gripe Water? Tyler and AJ's Mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, Indiana 15366 posts
28th Dec '12

My DS is 11 weeks old. He is SUPER fussy most of the time and seems very gassy. We've been using gas drops for awhile, even using them at every feeding, but I don't think they are working much anymore. Last week he acted like he was starving all the time, taking formula every 1.5-2 hours at times. Our doctor said we could try a little cereal in the bottle to help, but this week he is even fussier and not even finishing his bottles. We've stopped the cereal now. If that doesn't help, I was thinking of trying gripe water, because I have heard good things about it. If we try it, should we stop using the gas drops? Did you little one get constipated on gas drops? Usually DS poops once a day, but he didn't go much yesterday and I don't think he's gone today yet. Any other tips for an extremely fussy baby? He fights sleep and seems to want attention all the time, we're getting so frustrated and my babysitter (my mom) is really struggling.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6820 posts
28th Dec '12

gas drops actually helped my son go poop. Have you tried a dif formula??..thats seems like it would be the best answer.

Tyler and AJ's Mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, Indiana 15366 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting October2011:" gas drops actually helped my son go poop. Have you tried a dif formula??..thats seems like it would be the best answer."


He started out on Similac Advance. Then we switched to Similac Sensitive. Then we tried Enfamil sensitive but he spit up a lot more on that so we went back to Similac Sensitive. We also switched to Platex Nurser bottles with drop in liners. At times that has seemed to be a decent combination, but not now. I'm hoping taking him off the cereal will help and that he's over the growth spurt or whatever led to him demanding to eat so often last week, but we'll see :-/

buggials 1 child; Valrico, Florida 646 posts
28th Dec '12

Idk if u can find it near you, was a pain for me my daughter had horrible gas when she was on bm and formula (I had to pump before she finally latched) I got desperate one night found something called colic calm, it fixes gas, hiccups, all kind of things.

mommymedic 17 kids; Berea, Kentucky 242 posts
28th Dec '12

The gas drops actually made my LO's tummy hurt worse. They work by binding to the gas to make it easier for them to burp it up, but if they don't burp then it gets into there intestines and makes them hurt worse. We used them for several weeks and then stopped and she has felt better :)

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
28th Dec '12

We use a natural gas drop for Declin and Keagan and it seemed to work.

carrie113 1 child; SAGINAW, MI, United States 292 posts
28th Dec '12

Gripe water was a savior to us. It was the only thing that worked for gas and tummy troubles. My DD is 9 months old and we still use it!

luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
29th Dec '12

Came here to post about gripe water and saw this I dunno if it works but I have DH go out buy one now because she been so fussy past 3 days, and she will be 4 weeks in 2 days...I'm hoping she gets some relief gets to sleep which mean mommy can sleep too.