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Suggest treatment for farting of a 6 week baby

My daughter is 6 weeks old. And she farts a lot. And when she does she cries in pain and they smell very bad. Is there anything I can do to help her. She was on gerber soy and now she is on gerber gentle. We had to switch her because she was constipated.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

This happens when the baby sucks at the breast very fast and in eagerness to drink milk will gulp in air too. Unless the air comes out like burping or flatus this discomfort will be there and next time check if she is sucking too fast and gulping in air too. You will be more convinced. Usually I don't advice any medicines for this as they give only temporary relief.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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