Is mom asking questions about gassiness, fussiness, or crying?

Here are some frequently asked questions by moms who may be experiencing feeding issues.

  • Enfamil® Gentlease® eases fussiness, gas and crying in 24 hours

    Enfamil® Gentlease® eases fussiness, gas and crying in 24 hours — while still having complete nutrition that babies need for healthy development. Download the full PDF here.

  • 70% of babies have feeding issues

    When common feeding issues like fussiness, gas and crying get in the way, it can be a source of frustration.

    It can be comforting for mom to know that she is not alone. Over 70% of babies experience feeding issues during their first year.

  • Question How is fussiness different from colic?

    Answer Colic is more extreme and can be defined by the rule of 3s. Unexplained crying that:

    • begins after the third week of life
    • lasts for at least three hours a day
    • happens more than three days a week
    • lasts for more than three weeks

    Usually colic diminishes by three months, but it should also be discussed with the doctor. A feeding change may help.

    Question What may contribute to fussiness and gas?

    Answer Fussiness and gas can simply happen when your baby’s digestive system is still developing — and that’s why they’re common at feeding time. While these issues usually ease as babies mature, it’s important to discuss it with the doctor so you can find a way to help your baby be more comfortable in the meantime.

    Question When will my baby outgrow it?

    Answer Some babies begin to feel better after three months; others can take a year. Since it’s impossible to know how long fussiness, gas and crying will last, it’s important to find a way to help in the interim.

    Question What may feeding-related fussiness and gas look like?

    Answer During or after feeding, your baby may appear to be unhappy. She may squirm and pull her legs up to her stomach because of gas. She may cry intermittently and sometimes seem inconsolable.

    Gentlease Dialogue

    Question How can I help my baby feel better?

    Answer Sometimes you can help by changing the way you feed your baby. Here are a few techniques to try:

    • Hold your baby in an upright position when feeding — and for a short time afterwards
    • Burp your baby frequently, after every 2-3 fl oz
    • Burp by patting gently from the lower back, moving upwards, after every 2-3 fl oz
    • Gently massage the tummy
    • Feed smaller amounts
    • Calm your hungry or crying baby prior to feeding to prevent your baby from gulping air

    Question Can a formula change help?

    Answer Enfamil® Gentlease® has easy-to-digest broken down proteins and 80% less lactose than routine infant for mulas. It’s designed to ease fussiness, gas and crying in 24 hours. It has brain-nourishing nutrition and other nutrients your baby needs to learn, grow and develop.

    Question How quickly can Enfamil® Gentlease® help?

    Answer Gentlease can work fast — with improvements often seen in just one day. A clinical study of Gentlease showed significant reductions in fussiness, gas and hours of crying in just 24 hours — and these improvements continued over the 28 days of the study.*

    Within 24 hours of switching to Gentlease

    Question How long can I use Gentlease?

    Answer When babies feel better, life is so much more enjoyable. And because a switch to Gentlease can ease infant crying, fussiness and gas, many moms continue using it throughout the first year. Gentlease has the brain-nourishing nutrition your baby needs to reach milestones — and has all the nutrition of a routine Enfamil® formula.

  • * vs the same infants who had been fed routine infant formulas at the beginning of the study