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 switch formula or stop breast-feeding as a means to remedy suspected food digestion problems.
Research shows that a vast majority of babies diagnosed with colic do not have health problems that affect digestion.1 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||May 10, 2011|
Last Revised: May 10, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
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