Hi. I'm exclusively bf my 14 day old son and he seems to be having some problems with gas or digestion maybe. The first week or so he didn't seem to have too much of a problem eating, farting, pooing, etc. However, he didn't give the best burps. Now all the sudden a few days ago he started with this excessive grunting, pushing and sometimes crying a little with the exception of when it first started and he cried so bad that he couldn't be consoled. He eventually calmed down but off to the Dr. we went anyway. The Dr. concluded that it was most likely gas which I suspected anyway. He basically recommended that I avoid gassy foods which I have been doing. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to make a difference because he's grunting and pushing more now - at least a session every hour or so though it doesn't escalate to a full cry. I tried to rub his tummy but he fusses and cries with that. It seems like the only thing I can do that seems to calm him down is bf him or putting him on my shoulder to pat and rub his back.
I just called the Dr. again today and she recommended Mylicon but she said that before I give him that, that I should 1st try burping him sooner and more frequently and to check on youtube for different infant massages for gassy babies. So, I'll be giving that a try but I would still appreciate any advice any mothers with experience with gassy babies might have to offer. thanks in advance.