Babies can easily get gas. The baby can be very irritated by the trapped gas in the stomach. Sometimes the baby may even feel pain. Gas can occur for many reasons, eg. As in the digestive tract, swallowing air during breastfeeding or sucking a pacifier. Like adults, babies have many problems with gasoline in their stomach. It is often difficult to understand the reason for a fussy baby. There are several reasons to cry. However, there are certain symptoms that can help you understand that your baby is suffering from stomach problems. Some of the symptoms are:
- Continuous crying
- Unnecessary bloating
- Tough abdomen
You should check your baby's abdomen by gently touching it. If you feel that your baby's stomach is hard, and the baby is crying when you touch it, it could be gas amount. Wrong feeding position can lead to gas in babies. When feeding, make sure the baby's head is higher than his stomach. This attitude ensures that the milk reaches into the stomach and the air rises, which can easily belch. If you leave your baby in your lap, make sure that you keep your legs in such a position that the baby's head is slightly higher, or you can also use a soft pillow to support the neck.
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Burp Your Baby Always
Usually follow your baby's bumping every time you feed her. This is the best way to avoid too much gas in the baby's stomach. Wait a few minutes after feeding, then hold your baby on the shoulder and gently pat on the back. If it does not work, lay your baby on the back, wait a few minutes and try again.
Massaging the baby's stomach is another easy way to prevent gas from being trapped. It helps the gas to move easily in the stomach and intestines. You can massage the belly of your baby in circular motions. You can also use some baby oil or cream to massage your baby's stomach.
Gripe water has always been used to relieve all stomach-related problems in babies. It can also help to avoid gas in babies. Grip water contains sodium bicarbonate with water and many herbs. It is also one of the safest methods of treating gas in infants. It can work in just five minutes. It can effectively calm your baby in no time.
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Take care of your baby's diet
Make sure you get your doctor's advice before your baby Feeding something other than breast milk When you give juice, just give them natural juice. Ask your doctor about the amount and the fruit you should give your baby.
Do not give your baby medicines without consulting your doctor. You should be very careful before you give your baby medication. If your baby is crying constantly and feels very unwell, you should go to the doctor immediately.
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