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Common Baby Health Problems Parents Should Be Aware Of

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If you’re noticing that your baby is prone to farting, don’t worry. Babies are naturally gassy. Not only are their digestive tracts not fully formed or functioning, which can cause the production of extra gas, they also take in lot of extra air when they’re feeding or crying. As a result, babies often experience bloating and discomfort from trapped gas. She might even need help passing gas. You can rub her belly, or lay her down and move her legs and hips as though she were riding an invisible bike. Burping her after every meal with help get that gas get moving too. Otherwise, excessive farting should not be cause for concern.

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