Here are some frequently asked questions by moms who may be experiencing feeding issues.
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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.
How is fussiness different from colic?
Colic is more extreme and can be defined by the rule of 3s. Unexplained crying that:
Usually colic diminishes by three months, but it should also be discussed with the doctor. A feeding change may help.
What may contribute to fussiness and gas?
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.
When will my baby outgrow it?
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.
What may feeding-related fussiness and gas look like?
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.
How can I help my baby feel better?
Sometimes you can help by changing the way you feed your baby. Here are a few techniques to try:
Can a formula change help?
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.
How quickly can Enfamil® Gentlease® help?
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.*
How long can I use Gentlease?
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