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how can you help me stop bloating and gas?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
See doctor: First we have to find the cause. You may be lactose intolerant, for instance, or for some other reason. Keep a diet diary for two weeks to see if you can come up with an answer.In the meantime schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist.

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A member asked:

Why does my baby have so much gas?

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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Inadequate burping: Usually, the cause of excessive gas is inadequate burping. Make sure that your baby burps with every feeding (some babies need even more than one burp per feed). Try different positions with burping, but just make sure that it comes out, because the gas may make your baby fussy. There are other causes of excessive gas, so don't hesitate to discuss this with your pediatrician.
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How do I know what is giving my baby gas?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Make a diary: Creating a daily diary of foods, bowel movements, and gas can be helpful in finding the culprit.
A member asked:

Why do some babies have more gas than others?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
They cry more: Gas! in babies, it comes from swallowing air while drinking milk and while crying. It comes back out as a burp, or it travels thru the gut and comes out the other end as flatus. "gas" doesn't cause crying, colic or fussiness. Conversely, crying causes "gas". Immaturity causes crying, some babies are more immature than others, they cry more, thus, they have more "gas". It goes away after 3 months.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I remedy my baby's gas?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Find cause: Many babies have gas...Especially in the evening. If the gas is a lot and the baby is fussy, i like to address diet. Other things that can help with gas include gripe water, a product called cocyntal at the health food store, and for some just probiotics. Sometimes pumping the legs gently like a bicycle will help the baby release gas. Massaging clockwise around the belly button helps move gas.
A member asked:

What causes gas?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Many things: Swallowing air from feeding, sucking, or crying. Also, backed up stool can produce gas as well.

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