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What should I look out for if my baby has gas?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Look for the cause

A baby who is not ill, but who has gas, usually is getting gassy from something in the diet.
Passing a small amount of gas, once in a while, is likely normal. Also, medicines such as antibiotics can cause gas and diarrhea sometimes.

In brief: Look for the cause

A baby who is not ill, but who has gas, usually is getting gassy from something in the diet.
Passing a small amount of gas, once in a while, is likely normal. Also, medicines such as antibiotics can cause gas and diarrhea sometimes.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colic and gas

Most babies experience some gas pains peaking around 6 weeks of age, most of the symptoms are gone by 12 weeks.
Babies will be uncomfortable, fussy and tend to draw their legs up. It is painful for them. Look at possible causes before trying to "cure" it. Is the baby crying and swallowing air? Is there something in your diet or are you feeding something else to the baby?

In brief: Colic and gas

Most babies experience some gas pains peaking around 6 weeks of age, most of the symptoms are gone by 12 weeks.
Babies will be uncomfortable, fussy and tend to draw their legs up. It is painful for them. Look at possible causes before trying to "cure" it. Is the baby crying and swallowing air? Is there something in your diet or are you feeding something else to the baby?
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: Fussiness

Gassy babies are really fussy.
Gas is annoying, and the stretch is painful. Babies to not suffer in silence. There is usually excessive gas passing, and sometimes belching. If breastfeeding, and the gas comes on suddenly, look to see what foods you may have eaten recently. Viral illnesses or a milk intolerance can also lead to gassiness.

In brief: Fussiness

Gassy babies are really fussy.
Gas is annoying, and the stretch is painful. Babies to not suffer in silence. There is usually excessive gas passing, and sometimes belching. If breastfeeding, and the gas comes on suddenly, look to see what foods you may have eaten recently. Viral illnesses or a milk intolerance can also lead to gassiness.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Discomfort

Discomfort from gas peaks around 3-6 weeks of age.
Babies will grimace and draw their legs up. The more babies are carried (which jiggles the gas bubbles out) the less pain they have. Other things that help are bicycle legs and tummy time. Simethicone is a medicine that some families say help. There is no direct evidence from medical studies, but it is safe to try.

In brief: Discomfort

Discomfort from gas peaks around 3-6 weeks of age.
Babies will grimace and draw their legs up. The more babies are carried (which jiggles the gas bubbles out) the less pain they have. Other things that help are bicycle legs and tummy time. Simethicone is a medicine that some families say help. There is no direct evidence from medical studies, but it is safe to try.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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