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I've posted on here about my BF troubles (not enough milk), and that continues, so my question is this - can my son get gas from stuff I'm eating, even if he's getting less than an ounce per feeding (possibly far less; not sure)?<br><br>
Also, if my diet is causing it, how do I get around it? DH and I realized that we are really too poor right now to eat much more than rice and beans - but I think the beans are the culprit. Any thoughts?
 

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It's highly unlikely that it's your diet causing any gassiness. (The part of the bean that makes YOU gassy doesn't go through your milk -- it stays in your intestines.) Some babies get gassy from swallowing air during a feeding (breast or bottle), some react to formulas...but the biggest thing is, I think in our culture everybody blames all baby fussiness on "gas". Is he actually passing a lot of gas, or just acting fussy and uncomfortable?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: My new ds is gassy. It's gas. He's not fussy, except for any time when he's not at the breast or asleep. He farts. Alot. Just want to find out what can be done.
 

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Well, it's definitely gas! He wakes himself up sometimes with his painful little toots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Supplement - I use Similac Advance. I'm sure that's causing some of his gas, but because there are days of relatively little gas and some days of extreme gas (and no change in the type or amount of formula), I just wondered if the small amount of breast milk he's getting could be part of it...
 

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Some people say that milk protein can go from your diet to your milk, and some babies are sensitive to it. If you're eating dairy products, you could try eliminating them for a couple of weeks to see if it helps.<br><br>
On the other hand, almost every baby is gassy sometimes (or all the time). I think it's often just because their digestive systems are immature and they're just figuring out how to process food.
 

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But he's getting a dairy-based formula. Again, I really doubt the breastmilk is causing a problem here.<br><br>
Some babies are just gassy sometimes, I think. Usually the culprit is swallowed air. If you're really concerned about it, you can try different types of bottles, or just work on frequent burping.
 
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