My Newborn Farts a Lot! Is This a Scary Medical Warning?
I know it’s cute and funny when babies pass gas with that weird expression on the face. I just couldn’t get enough with it! But what does frequent farting says about an infant’s health?
When my newborn farts a lot, I knew there was something wrong especially when he cries along with it. I can’t help but worry about what’s behind the bad smell and the apparent pain that it brings.
Does your little one fart a lot too?
Why does My Newborn Fart a Lot?
First if all, it is not a sign of sickness when you notice your baby farts a lot and loud. Often, we assume that our gassy infants do not go well with what we feed them. There is no need to change baby formula right away.
Well, in reality, they’re just passing out that gas that’s stuck inside the tummy. That is naturally healthy. In fact, infants can pass gas more than a dozen times daily. Newborns fart a lot because of the following reasons:
Your little one is still delicate and may not quickly adapt to changes that are happening around him. As a parent, you might like to think of the possibility of other reasons that could be disturbing him. A little bit of observing is useful, particularly on behavioral changes.
When you notice that your once jolly baby becomes fussy and moody after farting, he needs attention. A very gassy baby at night is hard to soothe and ends up crying a lot. Before you both suffer from lack of sleep, find out if your baby is more gassy than usual.
Signs that Your Baby is Very Gassy
Below are indications that your infant is suffering from the excess gas inside the tummy. It is true that their digestive system is not yet fully developed. It’s still weak on coping up with gas trapped inside. Expect that as your little one grows, this annoying gas will no longer be a nuisance.
If a newborn is too gassy, is this a scary medical warning?
No need to panic!
Even extreme baby farting is curable. The inability of the digestive tract to cope up with the gas that’s trapped inside causes pain and discomfort. But it does not mean your baby is sick. So, it’s never scary at all!
Your being calm can help your fussy baby relax. I recommend the following techniques:
[ Read : Can you overfeed a breastfed baby? ]
Know When to See the Doctor
As I’ve said, there is no need to worry. But that does not mean you’ll stop keeping an eye on your little one. Here are some indications of another medical issue. If you notice that your baby have them, it’s time to bring him to the pediatrician.
These symptoms can be a sign of infection and related digestive complications. Don’t take risks and prioritize medical attention.
Eventually, as your baby matures, gassiness will fade away from the picture. Until then, focus on your baby’s behavior in connection with his digesting. All we can ever do is to keep them away from what makes them sick.
Babies grow so fast. In a blink of an eye, they’re grownups. Make the most of the time being with them. And when my newborn farts a lot, I just need to give him all I’ve got!