Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Gassiness in newborns

If you are breastfeeding and your newborn is farting like there is no tomorrow, then there is a good chance that you are eating something spicy, coconut or tomato. watch what you eat as that has a direct effect on your baby. Stay away from foods that produce gas so long as you are feeding your baby. I was surprised to learn that Idli produces immense amount of gas.
I'm told some babies produce gas that is very smelly. It hasn't been smelly in my baby's case but the gas production can sure light a city. When the doc was examining him, he produced gas with such a sound effect that I was embarrassed. To control this and his digestion, the doc has given a digestive drop to be given once before feeding in the morning and in the night. So you might want to check with your paediatrician if you are experiencing the same thing.