The newborn digestive system is still a work in progress. One that occasionally requires a little TLC.


Newborn Digestive System

Birth–Month 4

Right now, breast milk or formula provides all the nutrients your baby needs. It's also the only thing his stomach can handle at this point.

If your baby becomes gassy, fussy or experiences diarrhea while feeding, he may have a food intolerance. Depending on your feeding preference, you have several options.

Breastfeeding Tips

If you're breastfeeding, speak to your baby's doctor about avoiding spicy foods or gassy foods like onions, garlic, cauliflower and broccoli, which may be irritating your baby's tummy.

Formula Feeding Tips

If you are formula-feeding, ask the doctor about special formulas that are designed for symptoms like fussiness or gas, spitting up, and colic. Knowing the symptoms can help pinpoint the cause.