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A 38-year-old member asked:

My baby had colic when small,she is nine months and still has gas during the night as much as i rub her stomach in a clockwise direction,she darts anx goes to sleep,is this normal,her stool and eating habits are normal

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes/basics: All infants have gas which comes from air swallowed during feeds & that made by gut germs that feed off of debris in the digestive tract. It has little to do with colic (myth). If you rub her stomach at any time she is likely to expels gas or anything else ready to come out. I would not do this at bedtime unless you plan to get up & do in in the middle of the night to get her back to sleep.

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