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Why do infants get gas?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
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In brief: Gassy tummy

All babies get gassy tummies! in order to grow, babies take in 100 kcal for each kilogram they weigh! this is a lot of hard work on their digestive system. (imagine digesting 7000 calories per day.
.......You would be gassy too!) babies have immature gastrointestinal tracts too. Digestion, and gassiness, often get much better between 4-6 weeks of age.

In brief: Gassy tummy

All babies get gassy tummies! in order to grow, babies take in 100 kcal for each kilogram they weigh! this is a lot of hard work on their digestive system. (imagine digesting 7000 calories per day.
.......You would be gassy too!) babies have immature gastrointestinal tracts too. Digestion, and gassiness, often get much better between 4-6 weeks of age.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Multiple factors

Infants naturally produce gas as part of the digestive process.
Gas is a natural byproduct of both breast milk and formula. Breastfed babies may also produce more gas according to what is in mom's diet. Legumes, some vegetables and sometimes dairy products may lead to increased gas in your baby. Babies also get gas from swallowing air during feeding. This is why burping is important.

In brief: Multiple factors

Infants naturally produce gas as part of the digestive process.
Gas is a natural byproduct of both breast milk and formula. Breastfed babies may also produce more gas according to what is in mom's diet. Legumes, some vegetables and sometimes dairy products may lead to increased gas in your baby. Babies also get gas from swallowing air during feeding. This is why burping is important.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
Thank
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