Gas is very common in babies. Most gas in babies is caused when they are digesting milk or food; it is a normal byproduct of digestion! Digestion gas usually passes through the bottom as a toot instead of as a burp. But gas can also occur from swallowing air – this gas usually comes out as a burp or spit up.
When they eat, cry, or use a pacifier babies may swallow some air, which can pass as a toot or a burp. This may make your baby bloated, fussy, have a hard tummy, cry, burp, or toot. Unless your baby seems to be in constant pain, there is nothing to worry about with gas. It is okay for your baby to cry, and even redden when passing gas, but as long as he/she goes back to his/her normal behavior after passing the gas, all is well. Sometimes the gas is passed very loudly, often startling everyone in the room including your baby. As your baby grows and his/her organs grow, gas will be less common or at least more tolerable…Read More