GasIs gas a medical issue? It can be when your baby has other symptoms too, such as foul smelling stools, poor weight gain, difficult feeding, or fussiness. More often though, it is normal for your baby to have some gas - or even a lot of gas.
Instead of worrying about how much gas your baby has, think about whether or not she has any true gas pains. Does she cry for long periods of time when she has gas? If not, and she is happy and feeding well, then she likely has normal "baby gas."
Parents of babies who drink baby formula often make a formula switch at the first sign that their baby is having some gas. This is usually unnecessary, but is likely prompted by formula that has been 'designed' for babies with gas, such as:
- Enfamil Gentlease LIPIL
- Enfamil LactoFree LIPIL
- Enfamil ProSobee LIPIL
- Similac Sensitive (formally Similac Lactose Free)
- Similac Isomil Advance Soy Formula
- Nestle Good Start Supreme Soy DHA & ARA
- Parent's Choice Gentle Infant Formula