what are some of the things that cause gas in breast feeding babies?

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Diane - posted on 02/17/2010

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The one thing that can cause gas in breast feeding and bottle feeding is inproper burbing. Make sure your child burbs well while feeding otherwise he will inhale air as he is drinking and this will cause gas. Take it from a mother of five who knows a little about babies.

Becca - posted on 02/17/2010

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No one has mentioned this yet but my son had a lot of gas at first because of a poor latch. He was just swallowing a lot of air while he ate and when we got that sorted the gas stopped.

Tammy - posted on 02/17/2010

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I had such a hard time with gas with my son. It seemed like no matter what I ate, he'd be up all night with gas. For the first few weeks all I could eat were very bland foods. I also found that if I gave him some infant gas drops and took a beano, he'd digest the breast milk much easier. He's almost 11 months and still bf-ing. They just need some time for their delicate digestive system to mature. I think by the time he was 6 weeks old things started to get easier. It's hard for them to pass gas when they're newborns because they don't really know how to push and relax at the same time. If you find a food gives you gas, it will most likely give the little one gas also. I hope this has been helpful 8)

Charlene - posted on 02/17/2010

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Garlic and some other spices may bother your little one. Also pineapple, strawberries, chocolate.

Jessica - posted on 02/17/2010

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broccoli, cauliflower, milk (if your baby is lactose intolerant), spicy foods,

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