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Why Do Some Babies Have More Gas Than Others
Digestive issues: Babies are born with all systems in tact but not fully mature. Many enzymes needed for digestion are not mature until 6-9 months. Many babies are also not colonized with beneficial bacteria in the birth process, and good bacteria aid in digestion.All these can lead to poor fermentation and digestion of food and hence more gas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 weeks baby has a lot of gas problem even though I am giving her gas drops is it because of the formula or any other reason what should I do ?
Why does 5 week old baby stomach make a lot of loud noises every time she eats a bottle no other time has a lot of gas during feeding had to put on soy?
Swallowing gas: Sometimes infants swallow a lot of gas. Sometimes there are better nipples that decrease the amount of gas swallowed. Not sure soy is the answer. Sometimes infnats need liquid simethecone to absorb gas. While noise are not harmful, burping the infant enough may decrease gas coming out of the other end! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7 week old baby has really bad gas which is causing colic. Can I give her jello water to help her tummy or some other thing to help without trip to?
Colic not always gas: Colic is often related to a general response normal in many babies related to the stage of development. Your baby is about the right age to have it. Jello water would not be advisable and or necessarily help. They may be other things going on so a call to your health care provider might be helpful. ...Read more
Yes: It can be painful, if severe, but mostly it is just discomfort. When babies suck, they do so vigorously, and if they suck in air while feeding, that air must be burped out, or else travel the bowel till it passes as gas on the other end, which can cause cramping. When feeding, keep the head higher than the stomach, burp often, get a good seal, and keep bottles upright to stop air/fluid levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Babies, and people in general, get gas usually because there are undigested food particles and/or fiber in the large intestine. The food particles and fiber are then digested by the bacteria living in the large intestine, and bacteria's digestion produces gas. So, the foods that a person eats, that are items he himself cannot fully digest, will become food for his bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't recommend it: Anything strong enough to do some good is strong enough to have complications. Since baby gas is a minor issue with few if any benefits with commercial gas drops, it would be better to ignore it than risk creating additional problems. Anything you feed baby can trigger vomiting & diarrhea & lead to dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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