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my 4 months baby's tummy is always making loud sounds, does it mean something is wrong?she is breastfed only and doesn't look like shes in pain

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Dr. Sonober Umair
17 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Small little tummies have active peristalsis and louder than usual bowel sounds. No worries if age is not fussy and having normal bowel movements.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Musical tummy: Infants swallow air and or make gas during digestion and it makes noise moving around the intestines. Their tummy can be quite musical and come to your attention as you project adult worries on the baby.It is a normal event. If baby is not bothered i would ignore it. Remember baby has no social conscience and doesn't care if his/her stomach makes noise.
Answered on Jun 5, 2013
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Dr. Marianne Finerman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Baby Belly Trouble?: Muscle contraction in our intestines digests food. However, if it's unusually loud or associated with excessive spit-ups, bloated tummy, poor sleep, poor weight-gain, chronic diaper rash, patches of dry skin, or redness in the creases of her elbows/knees, then it should be investigated by her pediatrician. Remember, everything you eat your baby eats, so avoid nuts and shellfish until she's 1.
Answered on Dec 28, 2015
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Dr. Laura Balestreri
18 years experience Pediatrics
Very normal: It is very normal to hear sounds from your baby's tummy, especially when she is hungry or has recently eaten. These are normal parts of digestion, and her abdominal wall is very thin!
Answered on Aug 11, 2015
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