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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Babies can have digestive issues with different foods a trial and error proces usually can identify the offending agents.

In brief: Yes

Babies can have digestive issues with different foods a trial and error proces usually can identify the offending agents.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics

In brief: Breast feeding

Yes your diet directly affects the baby if you are breast feeding.
A balanced diet with lots of fluids help you and your baby.

In brief: Breast feeding

Yes your diet directly affects the baby if you are breast feeding.
A balanced diet with lots of fluids help you and your baby.
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Dr. Shalini Sethi
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet.
These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.

In brief: Yes

Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet.
These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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