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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Gas Beano

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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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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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I m exclusively breastfeeding 3 months old. Took gassy drink. In how many hours after consumption does gas leave breastmilk?

I m exclusively breastfeeding 3 months old. Took gassy drink. In how many hours after consumption does gas leave breastmilk?

Breastfeeding: An alcoholic beverage would be of some concern to a breastfeeding mother (despite tales of giving beer to help milk production), but gas doesn't get into breast milk. Baby will be fine. ...Read more

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Can gas be a reason 7 week old baby isn't sleeping? (Breastfeeding)

Can gas be a reason 7 week old baby isn't 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 doesn't poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, I'm mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding. Shud I worry? Help

My 5wk old baby doesn't poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, I'm 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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Can beano help with my bloating and gas?

Can beano help with my bloating and gas?

Yes: It supposed to decrease gas inside GI tract. Also, avoid carbonated drinks and do not use straw while drinking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gas-x or beano everyday?

Yes: However, the next question should be why should you need to do that. If you need something like gas-x or beano you might want to see if you have a food intolerance or allergy causing this and eliminate this food or foods from your diet. Beano helps with beans and cruciferous vegetables and gas x absorbs gas. Common food allergies are dairy, wheat and nuts. Keep a food diary and see what is cause. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would beano help with gas problems if gas-x didn't?

Give it a try.: Beano contains 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. The active ingredient in gas-x is simethicone. They work by two different mechanisms. ...Read more

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Is beano and gas x good for you?

Beano or Gas X: Beano or gas x would be useful in those with problem with excessive gas. Without those symptom, there is no justification to use them. ...Read more

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How do products like gas x / beano work?

Reduce gas: Both products contain simethacone. This is a kind of detergent that breaks up gas bubbles into smaller bubbles. This causes less distension of the intestine, thus less cramps and easier passage and elimination of gas. ...Read more

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Could beano help with gas problems if gas-x didn't?

Gas: Beano helps with the cruciferous veggies beans broccoli brussel sprouts gas x just breaks up the gas. ...Read more

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How fast does it take gas-x and beano to relieve gas?

Fairly quickly: Usually within 6-8 hours depending upon one's transit time (how fast things move through one's intestine). ...Read more

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What are the differences in how gas-x and beano affect gas?

Gas: Beano has 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. It contains enzymes that help to break down starches in beans. Gas-x contains simethicone which helps to reduce gas bubbles that are trapped in mucus. ...Read more

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My wife gets horrible gas everytime she eats and beano doednt help what can I give her to help her?

My wife gets horrible gas everytime she eats and beano doednt help what can I give her to help her?

Eat slower: She is probably swallowing a lot of air when she eats. Have her slow down, chew her food slowly and eat smaller bites. ...Read more

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Is there any prescription medication that will alleviate gas formation tried everything over the counter--charcoal, beano etc.

Is there any prescription medication that will alleviate gas formation tried everything over the counter--charcoal, beano etc.

Unlikely: Gas is from (1) air/carbonation we swallow, (2) inability to break down foods, or (3) production by bacteria. (1) charcoal or devrom; no soda. (2) eliminate (1@ time for 1 week) wheat, dairy, eggs, beans, oats, barley. .. Read food labels to for hidden ingredients; read http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/how-to-avoid-and-decrease-problems-with-gas. Html for (3), ask your dr. To give Flagyl 500 mg 3x/day. ...Read more

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Should I take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Should I take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Worth a try: Either of these over-the-counter remedies may be worth a try for abdominal distention, although they are unlikely to succeed. If you have persistent distention despite trying these simple remedies, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day?

Yes, but why?: It sounds like you have some GI symptoms that may include cramping, gas, bloating, and loose stools. This may be related to irritable bowel syndrome, which is a functional disorder. However, a 'shotgun' approach is not the best way to manage it. See your doctor for a good history and physical exam, and s/he should be able to get you started on a management plan. The plan may need tweaking. ...Read more

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Can I take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day? Thanks in advance.

Can I take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day? Thanks in advance.

Yes: Yes you can- None of these drugs should interact with the others, however, the immodium will slow down the intestine transit time and you should be aware of this. Bentyl (dicyclomine) an antispasm medicine might do the same. You should consult with your doctor before using both immodium and bentyl (dicyclomine) in one day. Also, slowing down the Gastrointestinal tract, could make a gas problem worse instead of better. ...Read more

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I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

Depends: ...on what your symptoms of your intolerance are. Garlic causes acid reflux in many people, and without reflux medication, this cannot be controlled well. However, you might consider trying to roast the garlic before using it. Some people are able to tolerate roasted garlic but not fresh garlic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can beano and gas x help with my stomach making flatulence sounds?

Offers some help: Digestive enzymes like beano offer a person some help in decreasing gas from the bacterial fermentation of foodstuffs that he is not fully digesting, but he can also be helped by selecting foods that don't cause him gas. There are other good sources of protein (other than beans) that don't cause a gas problem. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more