Fussiness and/or excess gas can be caused by something you ate if you're nursing, or it could be a sign that your baby is temporarily having a hard time digesting lactose, a carbohydrate found in most milk-based formulas.

Try these tips:

  • If you're breastfeeding, lay off the spicy or gassy foods like cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli, and caffeine.
  • If you're formula feeding, ask your baby’s doctor about formula options.