If your baby is gulping and choking while breastfeeding because of an overactive let-down (the flow of the milk is too fast), he/she will be swallowing a lot of air. Formula feeding has been found to cause more gas, spitting up, colic symptoms and constipation than breastfeeding. A poor latch can cause a gassy tummy.
What gas medicine is safe while breastfeeding?
Medicines to treat gas and bloating, such as Gas-X, Maalox, Mylanta, and others, are safe to take. They contain simethicone, which is sometimes given to infants. It is also not absorbed into the mother's system, so wouldn't be transmitted in breast milk.
Can gas be passed through breast milk?
Frequently Asked Questions about breastfeeding and gassy babies. Breastmilk is made from what passes into mom's blood, not what is in her stomach or digestive track. It's the carbonation in sodas, etc. that can cause gas in mom. The bubbles in a carbonated drink cannot pass into your milk and affect baby.