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Does It Upset a Baby's Tummy to Have Breast Milk & Formula?

Drinking breast milk and formula should not upset a baby’s stomach, says Dr. Sahira Askari Long, a pediatrician with Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. “Babies often develop gas pains if they take in air during a feeding and are not burped before the air gets through the stomach,” says Long. Frequent burping after each ounce or at least midway through a feeding helps to reduce the passage of air through the stomach and minimizes the likelihood of upset stomach, she says.

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