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What causes distress in infant while passing wind?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Sep 2015
Question: Hi my baby seems in so much distress when passing wind she can clear her bowels ok but nearly the whole day before she goes she seems In pain
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Management options explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Colic pain can occur and is common in infants from one to 4 months age. Possible causes include Low levels of lactase in the baby gut or Inadequate quantity of fluid intake by the mother. With maturity , this problem will subside on its own in a few weeks. Dont worry.

The following measures would be helpful.
Infacol or collimex drops can be used
Try to drink adequate water through out the day to compensate for any low water content in breast milk.
Proper burping after feed by holding the baby upright for atleast 10 minutes and patting on the back gently.

If the pain persists despite these measures then a pediatric doctor should be consulted for further evaluation.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes distress in infant while passing wind?

Brief Answer: Management options explained Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Colic pain can occur and is common in infants from one to 4 months age. Possible causes include Low levels of lactase in the baby gut or Inadequate quantity of fluid intake by the mother. With maturity , this problem will subside on its own in a few weeks. Dont worry. The following measures would be helpful. Infacol or collimex drops can be used Try to drink adequate water through out the day to compensate for any low water content in breast milk. Proper burping after feed by holding the baby upright for atleast 10 minutes and patting on the back gently. If the pain persists despite these measures then a pediatric doctor should be consulted for further evaluation. Wishing you best of health Thanks Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil