How to Deal With Gas in Babies – A Guide for New Mothers

The Hidden Culprit 'Gas' in Babies - A Guide for New Mothers

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It is very common for babies to fuss and feel uneasy during the first few months of their lives. There are several reasons why they may fuss but the most common reason why they fuss and cry is gas problem. Many babies are gassy by birth and some become due to several external reasons.  As adults, we may not face much trouble if we have gas but for infants, it is painful.

 

Let’s find out the root cause of gas in exclusively breastfed babies. We have heard from the elderly people that whatever the mother eats, it affects the baby’s digestion. I am not sure about this statement but in my case, it was true to some extent.


My baby started facing the gas problem when he was two months old. Since then, I thought it was the ‘colic pain’, which commonly occurs in infants. But when he continued to face the same issue until he was five months, I got alarmed because I had read on the internet that the colic pain lasts till the first three months only. Then I decided to consult a lactation consultant who told me the actual cause of my baby’s discomfort.

 

According to her, there may be three things in the mother’s diet that can make the baby gassy. The first one is cow milk. Some babies are allergic to cow milk protein, and when their mother drinks milk, it causes gas in them. This was the case with my baby. As soon as, I stopped drinking milk, my baby got relief from gas. The second thing is wheat, and the third is soybean. If the baby is allergic to any of these three things, then he/she may become gassy whenever the mother consumes these foods.


Thus, if you face the same problem, try quitting these three things mentioned above one by one, you will get the solution to your baby’s problem.

 

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