My Baby – Week 8

Can you believe your baby is almost two months old? Your baby’s brain will grow about five centimeters during the first three months. At this age, it is normal for babies to swallow air and pass gas, but excessive gas can be making both your baby and you miserable. Below, you can find some simple tips to let less air in, and help get more air out.

  • If you are bottle feeding, make sure your baby’s lips fasten on the wide base of the nipple, and not just on the tip.
  • If you are breastfeeding, make sure your baby’s lips form a tight seal far back on your areola.
  • Bottles should be given at a 45-degree angle to keep air away from the nipple.
  • Try using collapsible formula bags.
  • Feed your baby smaller volumes of food more frequently.
  • Keep your baby at a 45-degree angle, or higher, for 30 minutes after a feeding.
  • Burp your baby before and after feedings. If you are breastfeeding, burp your baby when he switches sides.
  • Try gently massaging your baby’s abdomen (use strokes in a clockwise direction).

If your baby is still having problems with gas, try using gas relief drops. They are safe enough to administer after each feeding and can make a world of difference. Of course, check with your baby's pediatrician before giving any medicine to your newborn and be sure to read the label carefully for proper dosage information.

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My Baby – Week 8

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  1. Tamrat says:

    My baby is 2 months old and he’s got cold.He has bad time breathing @ night while sleeping. We took him to the doctor’s with my wife and said only breastfeeding will cure him but it doesn’t. Is there any medication that i should give him to make him feel better. Plz advise.

  2. Rayviona says:

    My baby came at 29 weeks so early, she’s still hospitalized I just can’t wait to hold her…

  3. Victoria says:

    Make sure to give gas drops or gripe water before feeding not after or else you get throw up due to pressure in stomach

  4. LaTasha says:

    The site says that my baby is 8 weeks 5 days old, but what I don’t understand is why simply because she will be 2 months tomorrow!! Someone please help me make some sense of this very interesting dilemma, if you will.

  5. Leslye says:

    Tummy calm is my hero!

  6. DESIREE says:

    This is great. Grip Water is awesome to use also Little Remedies Gas Relief Drops. Either of these an be used before your baby begins to drink our breast milk or bottle formula.

  7. Keana says:

    Also try Grip water it is alittle expensive but works wonders 🙂

  8. chidera says:

    I think good to this text is helpfull in deed goid job..it make me to know my baby’s step keep posted ok.

  9. She’s two months old and I am grateful to God to have her in my life. I enjoy reading articles that assist with parenting. Thanks for taking the time to share this!

  10. sheenaholman says:

    Ive heard of all of those except to rub their abdomen. I’ll have to try that.

  11. Gas drops works wonders for us!!!

  12. Keishamorgan says:

    Can’t believe it’s already been 8 weeks since I had my baby girl, it goes by way to quick, any comments on the gas tricks? do they work? my baby girl has so much gas all the time but it doesn’t seem to bother her so I don’t know if I should even try them with her

    • Tiff says:

      My 7 week is very gassy and have found that feeding her on the same boob a few feeding a in a row has helped a lot. I’ve found she is able to get to the hind milk which contains more fat then the fore milk which is extremely high in lactose. My little girl isnt able to eat long enough before her stomach filled up to get to the hind milk, which in turn made her extremely gassy not getting to the hind milk. Hope this helps

  13. try the enfamil,genteless

  14. Bebe+Emmys says:

    none of the gas tips work for us :(. Have tried them all

  15. tammy says:

    babies grow too fast 🙁

  16. Stephanie says:

    CaN BELIEVE MY BABYgirl IS GOING TO BE 2 months they grow up so fast i just love to spend time whit her((:

  17. I cant belive my little girl is already 8 weeks old. She has been home for 6 weeks. She has grown so much. Being a mommy is the best thing in the world.

  18. vanessacox says:

    So glad to have read this… My baby girl has been having problems with gas, and I am one of those moms that isn’t too sure about giving her meds all the time. I have also not taken her to get her pictures made due to the fact that me and my husband wanted to wait til she was six weeks old atleast and then when she was she had baby acne terribly bad it has pretty much vanished now using a little recipe I found. 🙂

  19. haydensMommy says:

    I’m so thankful to be a stay at home mommy with my little ones! My school age boy is excited for the summer so he can help with our 2 month old. My God time flies way too quickly! Already finished a year of school and already been 2 months.. where are my baby boys?

  20. 2boysilove says:

    i am so sad have to go back to work this coming tue i would love to be a stay at home mommy so i do not miss anything but we jst cant live on one income this is going to be such a hard week for me.

  21. Lakshmi says:

    Excellent!!! Thank you so so much from mommy n Smita 🙂

  22. I am glad that there are so many good tips for new mothers to follow on this site

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