Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: kim | 2010/10/21

Q.

farting

my 18mnth old boy is constantly farting,day and night. At night he tosses and turns then farts. He poo''s at least once a day,so not constipated. Could it be excessive winds,should i b worried?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This may simply be due to your son's diet. He may be eating too much in the way of carbohydrates or starches in his diet. Another possibility is that he has either a milk or wheat intolerance. The milk intolerance is known as lactose intolerance. Try him off all milk and dairy for at least 3 days and see if this makes a difference.Substitute cow's milk with soya milk for the days when he is off milk and dairy

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