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Is this normal? DD1 never spit up or farted or burped. Really never and still doesnt except for the rare occasion, and her farts don't even smell. BUT 5 wk old dd2 can belch like a frat boy and passes so much gas. She also spits up a lot which I hear on these boards is normal and natural for some babies, but it sure doesn't seem it to me.<br><br>
She dislikes spitting up, the farts are usually accompanied by cries/complaining and the burps can be unbelievably forceful.<br><br>
She poops every 3 days and it smells like sour milk.<br><br>
I took milk out of my diet 1.5 wks ago (dd1 is sensitive so i thought it could be happening again) but no changes.<br><br>
She does swallow a lot of air when nursing, how can i stop this?<br><br>
Ideas? TIA!
 

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I'm not sure but it does kinda sound like an allergy to something, poor baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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what do you eat a lot of? i have food allergies but over the holiday weekend i ate a lot of baked beans (i don't eat a lot of beans in general except hummous here and there) and cookies made from soy flour (which I know I'm allergic too but they were soooo good) - today my poor LO is miserable and tooting and belching more than DH<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">. SO it's either the beans or the soy. See if the dairy helps and if not try to see what you eat a lot of that may be bothering your LO....good luck!
 

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thanks! anyone else? perhaps i should post in the allergy forum, though the diet change doesnt seem to be making much of a difference.... ??
 

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My dd does the exact same thing. burps like me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">, farts like crazy, and only poops every two or three days. I took out dairy for a couple of days to no avail.<br>
I have no help for you, sorry. Just wanted to say me too!<br>
Maybe someone else can help <i>us</i>.<br><br>
Do you take any supplements??? Maybe that's it. I take a lactation supplement and fenugreek, also a stool softener because of the lac sup. I have suspected one of these for a while, but if I give them up there goes my milk...
 

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Eliminating milk is something you have to stick with for 2-3 weeks before it really works, if that is the problem. And you have to be extremely careful - milk proteins seem to be everywhere, and they are the problem. I had to eliminate milk with DS2, and I noticed a difference after almost 3 weeks. Now I have slowly introduced some dairy products again and he hasn't reacted badly to that, so it might be an age thing as well - maybe the intestines are just super sensitive for a while. I think baby massage seemed to help some of the gas out too.
 

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Can reflux cause this too? my 7 week old is said to have reflux.. he acts just like this! My second had severe allergic reactions to dairy and soy proteins so I have pretty much been reading labels since I was PG. I stay away from gassy foods.. dairy, soy.. ugh! he has been so fussy today.. what gives!
 
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