Yowsers, having a gassy baby is a pain in the you-know-what and not just for the baby. Cupcake pretty much eats, sleeps and screams blue murder right now. I know this is fairly normal but she really isn’t having any periods of being awake and calm. Almost the second she wakes up she starts drawing her knees up to her chest, straining and crying. She might pass a tiny bit of wind but not much and right now she hasn’t pooped in over 2 days! Munchkin had reflux as a baby so I know the signs but she isn’t being sick so I think it is straightforward colic (if only there were such a thing…).
I have been trying various things in an attempt to ease her tummy and give her a bit of peace: infacol and detinox which are both drops of simeticone designed to bring up burps, gripe water which is supposed to ease the tummy and plain old boiled water. None of these seem to have helped at all. The other thing that helps is bicycling her legs to help get the wind out.
A friend recommended another product which had been recommended to her by her paediatrician. It is called Biogaia and is a probiotic. Supposedly a few drops of this a day will help regulate her tummy. It is pretty expensive and I had to order it online (which makes me a little nervous) but it doesn’t contain anything other than the probiotic so is not dangerous in anyway. Worst thing that could happen is it might make her tummy more upset but I think it is worth a try.
Wondered if anyone had tried this product or something similar? I know she will grow out of this eventually but would love to help her and us out in the meantime.