💬 Parent Like a Pro AMA | Ask a pediatrician anything about baby’s growth and development

edited August 25 in Growth & Milestones 83 comments

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Q: I want to feed my little one more veggies. Should I worry about vegetables causing gassiness? Are there some vegetables that cause less gas than others?

A: I would legitimately not worry about this too much. Although some foods can cause gas, babies handle things better than you think, and some of those vegetables (such as broccoli) are wonderfully nutritious. Try them out, and if you find a consistent pattern that one or two seem to make your child uncomfortable, avoid those. But I would not avoid introducing them because of a fear of gas. Cooking vegetables often helps them digest more easily, and other vegetables that tend to be easy to digest include: pumpkin, green and yellow squash, green beans, peas, carrots, potatoes.

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