Does your formula cause any gas or constipation?

Gas or wind in babies is normal, it also shows that your baby’s digestive system is working as it should.  When feeding formula it is important to follow the guidelines for what is age appropriate on the feeding table and ensure any unused milk is discard afterwards.

Overfeeding or the altering of recommended feeding guidelines can be causes of constipation in young babies so ensure you are following these correctly as a first step and consult your healthcare professional such as LMC or GP if symptoms persist.

Switching formulas can often cause some temporary constipation as can moving from breast milk to formula.  Gentle massage and warm baths can help alleviate.

Free advice can be found through the Plunket or Health Line 0800 numbers on our contact page or contact our Haven Care Line team for support.

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