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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Joy | 2004/11/08

Q.

flatuelance in babies

My baby of 4 months have alot of gas - what is this caused by and what can we treat it with?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I would not be worried about the flatulence. The most common cause is the fact that babies my swallow a lot of air when they drink from a bottle. It is no reason for concern if your baby is thriving.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/08

Its caused by digestion - digesting breast milk or formula. If she's having solids at this age (which she shouldn't be until 6 months), then it is from digesting the solids as well. If baby is bottle fed, she might also gulp air in, which has to come out.

If you pick baby up and carry her, it helps with burping (and farting), also, rubbing on her back, or laying her across your tummy and rubbing her back. Don't beat her on the back to get rid of it.

Telement can help.

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