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Top 3 tummy troubles

Because babies are born with immature digestive systems, they may experience episodes of colic, constipation, or spit-up during their first months. Here’s what to watch out for and what you can do to help.

1 min to read Dec 30, 2021

Due to their immature digestive systems, babies may experience tummy troubles during the first few months. Here is some advice on what you can do to help.

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