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Since birth my 6 month old doesn't burp much when she is nursed, but she will fart a lot. Does farting get gas and air bubbles out the same way?
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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Much better and more efficient to lose gas bubbles by burping.
Lower abdominal gas is also much more uncomfortable.

In brief: No
Much better and more efficient to lose gas bubbles by burping.
Lower abdominal gas is also much more uncomfortable.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Helaine Levine
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 10
Most nursed babies don't get a lot of extra air because unlike bottles the is no air trapped in the breast.
Occasionally a baby will snort air through the nose and sound like a piglet when nursing. Gas can also be passed from below. As long as the baby is not fussy you do not need to worry.

In brief: 10
Most nursed babies don't get a lot of extra air because unlike bottles the is no air trapped in the breast.
Occasionally a baby will snort air through the nose and sound like a piglet when nursing. Gas can also be passed from below. As long as the baby is not fussy you do not need to worry.
Dr. Helaine Levine
Dr. Helaine Levine
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Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine
In brief: Has to go somewhere
Gas in infants is very common and usually benign.
I wouldn't worry as gas usually exits out one end or the other. If it becomes problematic some doctors may suggest mylicon/gasex.

In brief: Has to go somewhere
Gas in infants is very common and usually benign.
I wouldn't worry as gas usually exits out one end or the other. If it becomes problematic some doctors may suggest mylicon/gasex.
Dr. Glenn Skow
Dr. Glenn Skow
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