Is Your Baby Suffering from Gas?
Babies cry for a variety of reasons, especially within those first few months. So how can you tell if your baby is crying because of gas? Look for these signs:
Pulls legs toward tummy
Cries when feeding
Has a bloated, hard belly
Has a red face
What causes gas?
Gas is often caused by the combination of an immature digestive process and air that is swallowed while feeding or crying.
If your baby drinks too quickly, he can end up gulping down air along with his milk or formula. If the flow of milk or formula is too slow, this can also cause baby to suck in air. If you are using formula, shaking the bottle can cause air bubbles to form, which are then swallowed by baby.
While gas related issues can last from infancy through the toddler stage, the most difficult period is often from 4 to 12 weeks.
How Gas Drops Can Help
Mommy’s Bliss Gas Relief Drops contain simethicone, which helps ease discomfort by decreasing the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to combine into larger bubbles in the stomach that can be passed more easily, helping baby pass gas and feel nearly instant relief from that full, bloated feeling. Gas drops are perfect for newborns because the small dosage is easy to administer, fast acting and can be given after every feeding when used as directed. Simethicone is safe and gentle for infants, and is unique in that it passes through the intestinal tract without being absorbed.
For additional tips on helping ease discomfort associate with gas, check out 4 Ways to Calm a Gassy Baby