Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Liz | 2010/10/06


baby wind

Dear doctor, my baby is almost 6 months old. He has been on solids for a while now as he was a very hungry baby and milk was not filling him up. He used to be on Losec but have stop this as it was keeping him up at night and causing lost of wind. He suffered form wind (flatulance) since he was born. It is very painfull for him. I most of the times have to give him buscopan and hope all the wind gets out before he would take a bottle. He is now on Nan Pelargon for almost 2 weeks, I have stopped all wheat and gluten containing food but he still has wind. I am giving him Motilium before feeds. I also make sure he gets no other form of dairy to try and see if this will make a difference.

He just loves his solids and can wait to eat but should I take him of all solids for a while? Could corn be causing this, he gets maize cereal. Please advice.

Expert's Reply



I suspect that your baby has a lactose intolerance problem which is causing him to be so windy. He has been like this since birth so this complaint is not due to the solids he is eating but to the milk formula or to any cereals which contain milk such as Cerelac.He will benefit from being on a lactose free formula. At his age it would probably be best to change him to a soya formula such a Isomil2.Make sure that he does not get dairy in any other form. He will do best on a rice or maize cereal.

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