Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

Why does my baby have gas?


There are many reasons why your baby is experiencing gas. It is part of the process for normal digestive development and can be mild to significant. The range for other causes can be from the milk they're drinking, what the mom is consuming, the way they are positioned during feeding, to the bottle they're drinking out of. Food intolerances (see this post) cause irritation in the digestive system, which can lead to gas and bloating or diarrhea and constipation. Infants can also have an imbalance of their gut flora which can have an impact on gas production. Discuss with your baby’s healthcare provider.

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