Health Tip: Dealing With Baby's Gas
(HealthDay News) -- A gassy baby is a grumpy baby, but there are things parents can do to help alleviate the problem.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
If mom is breast-feeding, identify any foods in mom's diet that could be contributing to gas.
If baby is formula-fed, use ready-to-feed formula. Or, to cut down on air bubbles, allow a mixed powdered formula to sit before feeding.
Use vented, angled or collapsible formula bottles to help reduce swallowed air.
Burp baby more frequently.
Gas drops may be used safely, but keep in mind that often they aren't effective and they can be costly.
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