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How To Prevent Gas In Infants
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
LowFODMAPs diet...: Gas and bloating is frequently caused by bacterial fermentation of fiber and long-chain sugars from foods in our intestine. Two suggestions: 1. Try going on a low-fodmaps diet (ibsfree.Net) and 2. Try taking a probiotic supplement. Some times otc digestive aids also help including lactaid and beano taken with milk and beans respectively. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more
They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow,face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more
Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course , is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more
For 57+ yr female, is it ok to take 'Orofer XT' & 'Pantocid 20' alternate days along with 'Ecod Plus' daily to prevent gas & stomach bloating ?
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