10 things you need to know about your baby’s gas

Feeding-related gas

Some substances in formula or breast milk may be difficult for baby to digest.

Some substances in the formula and breast milk may be hard for infants to digest, resulting in excess gas. For example, if you consume cow’s milk or use a formula that contains cow’s milk proteins, your baby may have trouble digesting the some of the substances they ingest. Other foods (often the same ones that cause gas in adults) can also pass along nutrients in breast milk that are difficult to digest, like broccoli, cabbage, and spicy foods. If your infant seems to be especially gassy, consider discussing changes to your diet or an alternative formula with your child’s pediatrician.

Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, August 2019


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  3. The Nemours Foundation: Burping Your Baby.
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  6. American Academy of Pediatrics. Should I Give My Baby Juice?
  7. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Vaccine Ingredients – Aluminum.
  8. FDA. Food Safety for Moms to Be: Once Baby Arrives.
  9. Miami Children’s Hospital. Star Anise: No Longer Your Cup of Tea.
  10. Dr. Greene. Babies and Constipation.
  11. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Gas in the Digestive Tract.
  12. National Public Radio. Got Gas? It Could Mean You’ve Got Healthy Gut Microbes.
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  14. American Academy of Pediatrics. Air Swallowing and Burping.


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