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are gas stations unsafe places during the covid-19 outbreak? all those people touching the pumps.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 : Most COVID 19 spread is through respiratory droplets. Touching surfaces less so. Consider wearing a face covering and using disposable gloves when you need to get involved in activities where contamination is a concern. Try to maintain social distancing from other gas-station patrons. Considering using a credit card at the pump vice going into a building to hand over money to someone.

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What do I do if my baby has gas after feeding?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Besides burping...: Mylicon sometimes helps, sometimes does nothing. If gas persists and causing fussiness, baby should be checked for a milk protein allergy or see if there is a constipation issue.
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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
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How can I lessen the amount of gas my baby experiences?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Good burp: Feeding in smaller quantities and burping between feeds will lessen stomach gas which will lead to other types of gas...If you know what i mean. Some people advocate simethicone drops to "break" the air bubbles up, but there is no medical proof that it actually works, but if parents wish to try, i don't discourage them.
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Why do infants get gas?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Multiple factors: Infants naturally produce gas as part of the digestive process. Gas is a natural byproduct of both breast milk and formula. Breastfed babies may also produce more gas according to what is in mom's diet. Legumes, some vegetables and sometimes dairy products may lead to increased gas in your baby. Babies also get gas from swallowing air during feeding. This is why burping is important.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I manage my gas during pregnancy?

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Good digestion: Digestive symptoms are common in pregnancy.Make sure you are getting plenty of fiber, fluids & whole, nutritious foods. An easy bowel movement daily helps too. If you are constipated, gas may increase. Taking simethicone tabs may help & are safe, but start with what and how you eat and your other GI complaints may diminish. Last- develop a sense of humor- your "gas problems" are only the beginning.
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Family Medicine 33 years experience
Probiotics (good Bacteria) from Health food store take three times daily till clear then once daily
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