Breastfed baby will have gas sometimes. It’s not something to be concerned about when your newborn baby passes gas. Don’t think that you ate something you shouldn’t have eaten. If your baby feel very uncomfortable and your baby has excessive gas, you may look at your diet. It’s not only reason of gas of breasted babies. If you think the baby is feel gassy because of your food habit, don’t bother eliminating foods from your regular diet which can form gas for you. Some vegetables can make gas on your belly such as broccoli, cabbage, garlic, spice foods, and potato chips which are actually won’t affect your milk.
The dairy products in your diet such as milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, pudding or any milk processed food. Some other foods like wheat, corn, eggs, fish, peanuts can cause problems sometimes. You can check your diet that your baby might have food sensitivity, if you find a particular food which cause gas on your baby, try to eliminate it for a week. You must talk to a lactation consultant to get help evaluating what’s going on.
Conversely, if you get abundance of milk, the baby may be suffering from lactose overload. If you latch incorrectly while nursing leads your baby to swallow too much air. If your baby cries excess, fills your baby’s belly with air.
- Apply gentle pressure to your baby’s belly
- Burp the baby during and after feeding
- Hold your baby at an angle when nursing and keep upright after feeding.
- Massage on baby’s tummy to relieve gas pressure
- Try more frequent feedings
Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. It’s the ultimate baby food. It provides the baby with the calories, fats and nutrients needed for your newborn growth and helps to build strong immune system.