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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Gas In Infants

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What is good to eat/drink to prevent gas?

What is good to eat/drink to prevent gas?

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

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


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How can I prevent gas?

How can I prevent gas?

Gas: Go easy on the high fiber foods such as cereals, legumes etc. Taking anti- gas tablets like Beano might also help ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent gas?

What is a good way to prevent gas?

Less fiber: Generally gas is caused by consumption of foods high in fiber and other undigestable carbohydrates (sugars used in diabetic foods for instance). Plenty of exercise and avoiding constipation may also help. ...Read more

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Tips on how to prevent gas pockets?

Tips on how to prevent gas pockets?

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

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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

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

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

See answer: If you are taking that much medication for "gas" and stomach bloating you should see your physician to diagnose your problem. For more information on possible causes for your problem go to > http://bit.ly/1S4Uupd and http://bit.ly/1Yh19QU ...Read more