The two most common causes
- Swallowed air: babies swallow large amounts of air when feeding and crying. If the air is not burped back up, it passes into the digestive tract. This trapped air can make babies uncomfortable.
- Digestion: gas is a natural part of the digestive process that occurs when food is broken down.
If your baby shows signs of excessive fussiness during and after feedings, and appears uncomfortable, then these are signs that she might have gas. What to do?
Here are some helpful tips. Try burping your baby, in case she has air in her stomach. Using a different bottle or nipple might help, as could massaging her tummy or gently moving her legs in a bicycling motion.
Your baby’s tiny tummy may need some time to adjust as it grows and matures. Similac® Partially Broken Down Protein is our tummy-friendly and easy to digest† formula. It is made from 100% whey protein that is already broken down into smaller pieces. By partially breaking down the protein, the first step in protein digestion has been started for your baby. It is designed to be easy for your baby’s little tummy to digest† while providing the nutrition she needs to grow and develop.
Of course, as in all such cases, contact your health care professional if you have questions or concerns, and before making changes to your baby’s diet.
† Similar to other infant formulas.