Kabag or hangin sa tiyan usually occur in infants. In most cases, it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with your baby. However, it does make them uncomfortable to the point where they’ll cry intensely, causing colic. Does bottle feeding cause gas? What can parents do about it? Find out here.
Tell-tale Signs of Infant Gas
Because they can’t talk yet, parents need to observe how their infant behaves. If they have kabag, you may observe that they are:
- Squirmy, like they cannot find a comfortable position
- Having trouble sleeping
- Kicking their legs or folding them to their chest.
- Fussier than normal
- Passage of gas through burping or flatulence
Finally, gas in babies can lead to enlarged tummy and intense crying (colic), which can cause panic in parents.
What Causes Infant Gas?
Before we explain the possible causes of kabag in babies, let’s first clarify that having gas in the gastrointestinal tract is normal. Bacteria in the intestines produce gas; swallowing air (aerophagia) can also lead to kabag.
All of us, regardless of age, have gas in us from time to time; but babies can experience it more often because their digestive system is not yet fully developed.