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Will certain foods I eat while i'm breastfeeding cause my baby to get gas?

Will certain foods I eat while i'm breastfeeding cause my baby to get gas?

Yes: Some foods in a mother's diet seem to be linked with increased fussiness or gas in their babies. Some culprits seem to be dairy, brussel sprouts, legumes and ither cruciferous veggies. The only way to see if this makes a difference in your baby is to try cutting one or more of these foods out of your diet and observing anh changes in your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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How can I avoid giving my baby gas while breastfeeding?

How can I avoid giving my baby gas while breastfeeding?

Good latch: Making sure your baby has a good latch so they aren't gulping air will help. That being said some babies are "gulpers" and swallow lots of air no matter how good the latch is. ...Read more

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Can gas be a reason 7 week old baby isnt sleeping? (Breastfeeding)

Can gas be a reason 7 week old baby isnt sleeping? (Breastfeeding)

Yes: gas can be uncomfortable for newborns and can cause them to wake. However, 7 week olds may not be sleeping for other reasons as well. First question is how often is your baby sleeping. You likely have an 2 month well check coming up with your pediatrician and this is a great time to discuss sleep in detail so your current feeding/sleeping schedule can be reviewed. ...Read more

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My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help

My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help

This sounds fine: This sounds fine. Its not unusual for a breastfed baby to have only once daily stool. As you increase nursing you may find that baby stools less often. Gas is normal in babies as long as he is not in persistent pain or having a distended abdomen. Enjoy your baby! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days.she is on breastfeed and has soft stools.the prob is she gets crqnky due to gas.this is for 3rd time .help?

My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days.she is on breastfeed and has soft stools.the prob is she gets crqnky due to gas.this is for 3rd time .help?

Normal...: As newborns, breastfed babies tend to stool ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, this slows down and it is normal. As long as the stools are soft, it is not a concern and actually quite normal and expected that the frequency may decrease to every 2-4 days. Crankiness is often blamed on gas in 2 mo olds (may not be the cause) - but you can try burping, rubbing her tummy, or gas drops for relief. ...Read more

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My baby is crying excessively. I am still breast feeding. Her dad is allergic to shrimp, and I ate shrimp 2 days ago. Please tell me what to do. Gas.?

My baby is crying excessively. I am still breast feeding. Her dad is allergic to shrimp, and I ate shrimp 2 days ago. Please tell me what to do. Gas.?

Dr sear's diet: I agree elimination diet is important if you are nursing and your baby is fussy/colic without any other problem (ie fever, poor feeding, etc) if you need a reference google "dr sears elimination diet". Focus mostly on foods mentioned to be avoided. If you hadn't had problems until you ate shrimp, then avoiding shellfish is all u need to do. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby bites me while breastfeeding?

What can I do if my baby bites me while breastfeeding?

Interrupt feeds: It is unclear why babies bite, it is however agreed on that they do not intend to displease, so interrupt feeds, indicate to baby that bites are not acceptable, check to be sure baby is well positioned/ latching on well and that milk flow is not too fast. May be a way of letting you know to stop the feeds when full. Be consistent with your response to this behavior and it will pass. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Yes: It helps with bonding which will certainly make you happier. On the other hand, if you are in distress when you handle a baby, the baby will pick up on that and become unhappy, too, which will make your own distress worse. People with baby blues definitely need a lot of help and support, always from family members, and often from professionals. ...Read more

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Did my baby get sick from breastfeeding?

Did my baby get sick from breastfeeding?

No: Infections acquired from breast feeding are uncommon but not impossible. More likely, especially if by illness you mean a "cold" or vomiting or diarrhea illness, the illness was spread to the infant by hands or respiratory secretions during a cough or sneeze. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

See below: Breast milk is the gold standard for formulas. All formulas are made to mimic the nutritional benefits of breast milk. There are some benefits for reduced illnesses, ear infection, brain, and visual benefit. One other benefit is that it is free. The average cost of formula for the first year is around 2, 500 dollars. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more