5 Tips For Baby Colic...I Used #3 Every Day!
5 Tips for Baby Colic
I feel you Momma! Colicky babies can leave you frustrated, confused and exhausted. Your adorable little bundle of joy has turned in to a crying, screaming bomb baby that can go off at any minute. The most frustrating part? Leading experts on the matter do not even know what really causes Colic. The good news? We can still treat the colic symptoms!
The Main Treatments for Colic
2. Exploring Allergies
3. Baby Poop
4. Trouble Sleeping
Now that we know what the main symptoms are, let us explore deeper in to these treatments. Take a deep breath, I promise colic does not last forever.
In the meantime, learn about these colic symptoms in detail and tips to treat them all.
Baby Colic Treatment
Newborn babies may look perfect in your eyes, but inside they are still developing a normal internal system. Their digestive tract is still growing and learning how to respond.
Babies are very gassy creatures. When they cry, they swallow air. When they feed, they swallow air. When they suck on their pacifier, they swallow air. The problem is the air can get trapped in their belly, and they need some help from you to pass it.
Here is my simplified list of how to help baby with gas:
Breastfeeding: Hold baby as upright as you can in a comfortable position. The easiest position for you and baby would be the cradle hold. You hold their head in the bend of your elbow while your arm supports their back. The key is keeping their head above the rest of their body.
Another breastfeeding tip: If your baby is having trouble getting a good latch, and they start to fuss or cry, try a nipple shield. If you have smaller nipples, a shield will assist baby in getting that good latch as it resembles a bottle nipple and comfortably fits over yours. You can purchase one from my Baby Store page!
Always burp your baby after feeding. You can even stop halfway through a feed, say if your transitioning from one breast to the other, and do a burp session then. Try tapping baby's back while they are held upright against your chest, or try lightly bouncing them on your leg while supporting their head with your hands.