Babies are usually a mother's world, so when they cry, mothers tend to get worried. Now, not every time the baby cries it indicates that he or she has some serious issue. This is a usual and normal phenomenon. But, problem crops up, when the tears are for some serious issue such as baby colic. So, as a new mom, don't be extremely alarmed if your baby likes to cry sometimes, it's normal. But when the normal crying turns into something more serious, it is then you should know that there is something to worry about. What if baby colic is what you're dealing with it? Read on, there is always some hope, and there will always a way to help your baby to fight with the issue of baby colic's.
Colic is always seen as a bit of a mystery. The term applies to any of the healthy, well-fed infant who cries more than say about 3 hours a day, more than 3 days in a week, for more than about 3 weeks. Here's what we should know about it:
Well, let's ground ourselves in the definition of the baby colic. Think of it as the rule of 3.
If these three conditions are met, your child might probably have the baby colic.
Here are some other symptoms to look for to know if your baby has the baby colic
There is no doubt about it that the mamas and papas can really struggle with the feelings of helplessness and frustration when their baby has these symptoms. But, there is a reason for your baby's extreme fussiness and there are other natural ways to treat the baby colic. (So, don't have any despair!)
Before implementing any of these natural remedies, check with your paediatrician first.
The first thing that the mamas will want to rule out is the baby reflux. This condition will often mimic some of the same symptoms as that of the baby colic and can be alleviated with natural remedies. A Homeopathic Remedy called the Nat Phis 6X changed many children's lives from a red, colicky child to a rather calm, happy baby. Be sure to look for the signs and symptoms of the baby reflux and, if appropriate, treat this root cause of your baby's crying.
Check in with a good lactation consultant
If you are a breastfeeding mom, this is so essential. There are so many anatomical issues that could be causing your baby the grief! Unfortunately, most paediatricians aren't trained to quite spot these conditions so be sure you find an certified one.
If you're a breastfeeding mama, you also want to give up some of the foods that can trigger the baby colic symptoms. Dairy is a huge culprit. So are several other common allergens like the following:
While it's certainly no fun to give up some of your favourite foods, it's always worth your effort. Babies with the immature digestive systems can react to various foods' proteins in breast milk! You'll want to eliminate all these allergic foods and give it a good 2-4 weeks to be sure they are well cleared from your body and milk. Look into the Paleo recipes as these often are free of most of the common allergens.
Your child may be reacting to something in his or her baby formula. Some moms find that changing the formulas can make all the required difference! I would encourage you to try the homemade formula as its quite alive, rich in the bioavailable nutrients, and easier to digest than the powdered alternatives. You could make some fresh tasty food and add some fresh fruits to it like the strawberries, or even the avocados
The womb was not only the snug but it was noisy. Between the mama's heartbeat and the digestion, the sound in utero is intense. Several childbirth educator said it's the equivalent of having a vacuum cleaner on at all times! We like this noisemaker as it's fan-based and not too severe or intense. When you wish to soothe the baby to sleep, you can also make the sashing noises (learnt about from the "The Happiest Baby on the Block") or even the hum loudly. This noise can often refocus their attention, give them comfort and reduce the crying overall.
Something about the fresh air is always magical. When you say couldn't soothe your children you should always bundle them up and head to the outdoors. The sun, the wind, the bird chirping, the movement, all of these elements helped to shift the mood and to actually comfort the babies.
Alternatively, some of the babies love a warm bath. It can help soothe their tummies as well as their spirits. You don't have to add any of the soap or bubble bath. Just some warm water and a peaceful bathroom environment. You can also have a warm wash cloth and put on the baby's tummy if you don't want to draw a bath say every day, however, taking a bath every day is always a good idea.
You could also take the following homeopathic medications, after consulting your doctor of course:
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