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Does using a bottle increase my chances of having colic?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Using a bottle might increase the chance of your baby having gas, but not colic.
Babies can swallow more air when they are bottle feeding versus nursing and that can cause gas pains. We still don't know what causes colic, but whatever it is, it usually goes away by 3 to 4 months.

In brief: No

Using a bottle might increase the chance of your baby having gas, but not colic.
Babies can swallow more air when they are bottle feeding versus nursing and that can cause gas pains. We still don't know what causes colic, but whatever it is, it usually goes away by 3 to 4 months.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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In brief: Yes

Colic is more common in formula fed babies, and they swallow more air from the bottle than they do if breast fed.

In brief: Yes

Colic is more common in formula fed babies, and they swallow more air from the bottle than they do if breast fed.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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