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A 38-year-old male asked:

How can i avoid gas traped in my baby's stomach during feeding. it makes her uncomfortable. she is feeding on both breast and formula milk (nan 1).

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sonober Umair
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Burping: Burp frequently during and after feeding. Use appropriate nipple for age.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Low flow nipples on bottles keep the baby from gulping air during a feed!
Jun 5, 2013
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Avoid overfeeding: It seems your baby has been overfed. I'd suggest empty one breast on each feeding every 3-4 hours. Two burpings at halfway and at the end of feeding are recommended as well.
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
If your baby is having pain during feeding, don't forget that this can be a sign of milk allergy/sensitivity. Switch to a hypoallergenic formula supplement and cut out nuts and shellfish from your diet.
Jun 8, 2013

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