Rumbly in the Tummy: How to Treat Stomach-Related Illnesses


What You See (and Smell): Lots of fussing, grimacing, and gas

The Diagnosis: A gassy baby

Gas is gas. And as smelly and annoying as it is, there's not a whole lot you can -- or need -- to do about it, so long as your baby is eating and growing well.

Treat It: Some healthy foods can make baby gassy. So if you're nursing, avoid broccoli, cabbage, garlic, and onions, all thought to cause gas. A bottlefed baby might benefit from simply swallowing less air -- hold her bottle more upright to let bubbles of newly mixed formula settle before feeding. In times of distress, try rubbing her tummy to get the air moving.

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