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Doctor insights on: What Foods Give Babies Gas While Breastfeeding

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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Hello i'm breastfeeding can I drink chamomile tea ? And also when can you give directly to the babies ? Thanks

Hello i'm breastfeeding can I drink chamomile tea ? And also when can you give directly to the babies ? Thanks

Chamomile Tea: Yes, you can drink it but limit the amount since some can be transferred through breast milk. And you should not give to the infant/baby. ...Read more

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My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can i continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?

My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can i continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?

Breastfeeding/fastin: I am Jewish not Muslim. In Judiasm respect for preserving life is considered so high that you are allowed to break almost any commandment in order to preserve a life. If you came to me as a Jewess and I was your Rabbi, I would advice you to eat and breastfeed. But you should talk to your Imam and to Allah. That should be your guide. Happy Ramadan! ...Read more

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Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but because dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure for infants, it is best to give them Vitamin D as a supplement. Infant Vitamin D drops or in 'tri-vi-sol' drops which also contain vitamins A&K are both available options. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...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 my baby contract infant botulism if I eat honey while breastfeeding him?

No: Infant botulism occurs when the spores(seeds) of botulism hatch in the infants intestine and make the toxin that interferes with their nervous system. Adult systems do not have this problem and there is no way the spores of botulism can travel into or through your breast milk.Enjoy it if you wish, there is no risk to baby. ...Read more

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When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

Instinct: Babies are born with the instinct to breast feed. Even in the womb they have sucking action. Some are born with sucking blisters on their thumbs! moms must learn how to hold their infants in a position that is conducive to the rooting reflex, and to resist the temptation to let baby suck on just the nipple, vs areola. A lacation consultant or pediatrician is invaluable in the early days of brf. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life.Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more

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What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...Read more

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Effect of ciprofloxacin 250 bid, to a breastfeeding infant ? Thanks in advance.

Effect of ciprofloxacin 250 bid, to a breastfeeding infant ? Thanks in advance.

Rare complications: At regular doses Ciprofloxacin is considered relatively safe during breast feeding. Rare cases of a colitis in an infant & tooth staining have been recorded. The relative transfer in small (2-6%) and with short term treatment any effect can be minimized. See hall t, "medications and mothers milk" 15 ed.2012. ...Read more

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What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

Too many to list: the benefits to both mom and baby are too numerous to list in less than 400 characters. Check out this link for more info: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 20 months old twin babies. What should be the proper diet plan for me?

I am breastfeeding my 20 months old twin babies. What should be the proper diet plan for me?

The proper diet...: ...For a breast feeding mother is the proper diet for anyone. Eat lean meats, lots of vegetables, plenty of fruit, and whole grains. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Continue your prenatal vitamins as long as you're nursing, and a lot of those vitamins will be passed through the milk. Breast fed babies, newborn or 20 months, should be on a vitamin d supplement daily. ...Read more

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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