Gassiness is especially common in newborns between 1-4 months due to the immaturity of their digestive systems.

A baby’s discomfort effects the entire family.
Facts About Infant Gas
Gas discomfort is very common. Over 70% of babies get it.

It affects both breast fed and bottle fed babies.
Introduction
Causes
Symptoms
Remedies
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Gas Pockets
Six Common Causes of Gas in Infants
Discomfort often occurs when gas pockets became trapped in the digestive system. Causes of trapped gas include:

1. Incorrect feeding technique - resulting in too much air being swallowed.

2. Overfeeding - overloading baby's tummy with too much food at once.

3. Immature digestion - a baby’s gut must learn to process food, gas and stool effectively. The gut is also developing its microflora, a mix of healthy bacteria that live in all our gastrointestinal systems.

4. Food sensitivities - babies may have intolerances or allergies to compounds present in breastmilk or formula.

5. Lactose overload – from too much lactose rich foremilk and not enough of the fatty hindmilk.

6. Excessive crying can cause babies to gulp air into their digestive system.
Pockets of trapped gas act like corks in the digestive system, causing painful pressure points to build up in the effected areas.
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Symptoms of Trapped Gas
• Abdominal pain / cramps
• Fussiness and crying
• Burping and belching
• Excessive spit up
• Hard distended belly
• Flatulence
This may lead to:
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Infant Gas
Remedies
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1. Feeding Techniques
2. Physical Therapies
3. Gas Drops
2. Physical Therapies
When baby gets gassy, physical therapies that apply subtle pressure can help baby pass trapped gas more easily. These include techniques such as football hold, tummy time, tummy massage, and bicycling baby's legs.
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Reducing the amount of gas swallowed and optimizing the frequency and length of meals may help. Try to feed your baby on an incline and burp him/her after every feeding. If you are breastfeeding, a lactation consultant can help your baby to latch on properly, and advise on the duration and frequency of feedings. For bottle-fed babies, use a plastic nipple designed to prevent air from flowing into the mouth.
1. Feeding Techniques
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Tummy Calm is a safe and effective remedy to treat excess gas in infants and older children too.
3. Gas Drops
Gas drops are recommended by many pediatricians for relieving babies’ gas pains. Tummy Calm® is a homeopathic gas drops formula that contains natural active ingredients.​ Based on the highly acclaimed Colic Calm® homeopathic medicine, which has been effective in treating babies with gas discomfort,
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