Q. My pouch sometimes fills up with air like a balloon. Someone told me I could put a pinhole in it. Would this help?
A. The air or gas in your pouch is normal. Some foods you eat may cause this more than others. Beans, onions, cabbage and cauliflower can frequently cause an increase in gas. This doesn't mean you can't eat them, but it is helpful to know which foods cause more gas so you will have more control.
As for the pinhole, it's not a good idea. Manufacturers spend thousands of dollars on research to produce plastic pouches that are odor-proof. By letting the gas out you also release the odor. If gas is a problem, there are other ways to release it: