Question by  AnthonyB (17)

What is the cause of excessive gas in infants?

My three month old is getting very gassy every night, I breastfeed him and do not know what is causing it.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Babies usually get gas because they suck too fast. If you could maybe give the baby frequent breaks when he is eating and try to get him to burp, this might solve the problem.


Answer by  Milette (1105)

You may need to cut certain things from your diet. Dairy products, wheat, corn, fish, eggs or peanuts may be the cause of your baby getting gassy. You may also experience lactose overload, when you have lots of milk. Consult doctor if you suspect that this may be the case.


Answer by  mickeyhart (6)

Have you ever considered that certain foods you eat could be causing your baby to have gas? Vegetables, fruits, and spicy foods that you consume could be a culprit. Try cutting those out of your diet and I bet you'll have a happier baby.


Answer by  JA (81)

There are a few different reasons, one could be that he is getting to much air as he is sucking and not being burped properly, or he may have an intollerance to milk, my baby needed to be on soy so I was no longer able to breastfeed.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

It could be caused by something that you are eating, everything that you eat gets into the baby. So maybe try changing your diet a little to see if that helps. They do have infant gas drops that you can get that help relieve them.


Answer by  juanita57 (1374)

Sometimes it could be what the mom eats if it is breast fed. It could also not be burped properly. After about two to three ounces the baby needs to be burped. Some babies are just gassy. Warm cloths on their tummy's help sometimes. Also if they can have a bowel movement that helps their tummy's sometimes.

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