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what foods make the baby less gassy?

I can't seem to remember but my friend just had a baby and her baby she said is very uncomfortable and gassy.. she is EBF so I told her to try to change her diet to very bland but I can't remember which foods are less gas producing... anyone know?

 
maxsmom11807

Asked by maxsmom11807 at 11:21 AM on Dec. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Bland won't help at all.

    Some babies are gassy because their digestive systems are immature and all the hunting around and restricting her diet that mom does may have absolutely no affect on the baby, who will outgrow it. There is a list as long as your leg of 'what to avoid' while breastfeeding, and culturally it's conflicted. In some cultures, dairy is considered a real problem and in others it's the solution to all problems...et cetera.

    If mom has a problem with gassiness, the foods that do it to her will probably do it to her baby. But otherwise, burping a baby often --as often as seems necessary, rather than 'he's just been burped, he can't need to be burped again already' which is not only illogical but irrelevant, makes the most difference.

    Some moms find that eating fennel, or drinking fennel tea, helps them deal with gassy foods more easily. If you live where there's Indian foods, you can even get it candy-coated.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:25 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Garlic, onions, soy, dairy, broccoli, spices should be avoided.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 11:22 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • no dairy,cabbage,beans,broccoli
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:23 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Agree with others.
    older

    Answer by older at 11:24 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Feed twice as often, half as much. Smaller, more frequent feedings is one of the best remedies for gassy babies, and here's why: It's not the food itself that causes gas, but the quantity of food at one feeding. Serve the least allergenic foods. Begin your baby on the solid foods that are least likely to cause an allergic reaction, such as avocados, carrots, squash, pears, applesauce, apricots, broccoli, rice, sweet potatoes, and papayas. Foods that are more likely to be allergenic are: berries, citrus fruits, corn, cow's milk, egg whites, nuts, peanut butter, soy, tomatoes, wheat, and yeast..Make every calorie count. Nutrient-dense foods that pack a lot of nutrition in a small volume will be much friendlier to tiny tummies.Avoid constipation. A common, but often hidden cause of gassiness is chronic constipation. The longer food waste stays in the intestines, the more likely it is to ferment and produce gas.

    lacyjay1987

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 11:27 AM on Dec. 14, 2010

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