More Gassy After Starting Solids

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emilysmommy - June 18

My 4 and a half month old dd is way more gassy since I started her on rice cereal a few weeks ago. She's passing a lot of gas and arching her back and crying inconsolably at times. I did give her peas at one feeding 4 days ago. Did any of you also go thru this when starting solids? Is it normal?

 

cae - June 18

Hi, emilysmommy. I think it could probably be the rice cereal. Many babies get constipated after starting rice cereal because of the increase intake of iron. I would stop the rice cereal for a couple of days to see if the gas problems resolves, then you know for sure it is the rice cereal. Or switching from rice cereal to oatmeal, which has more fiber and does not cause as much constipation. But to be sure I would call your ped to see what he can suggest to you. Good luck. Take care.

 

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