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Some people have problems digesting milk protein or milk sugar (lactose intolerance). But these problems are very rare in babies. Until your doctor can evaluate your baby, it is usually not advisable to stop breastfeeding or switch formula as a means to remedy suspected food digestion problems.
A vast majority of babies diagnosed with colic do not have health problems that affect digestion. But many things can cause some degree of abdominal gas, which can make crying worse.
If your child's doctor suggests medicine to reduce gas, use it exactly as prescribed.
Other Works ConsultedHealth Canada, et al. (2014). Nutrition for healthy term infants: Recommendations from six to 24 months. Health Canada. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/recom-6-24-months-6-24-mois-eng.php. Accessed April 28, 2014.
Current as ofDecember 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsThomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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