As a mommy, if you have a fussy baby who always seems to be out of sorts after eating and who wriggles around as if his belly hurts, it can be pretty distressing, to say the least. All you want to do is ease her problems and ensure that she is comfortable again.
Here are some tips to help you ease your baby’s digestive discomfort for a happier healthy baby and a less stressed out mom:
If you are able to nurse your baby, you will most likely find that it is easier on her stomach than formula and eating regularly will help to reduce fussiness and soothe your baby’s issues because breast milk contains a fair amount of fat, which will slow the digestion process down a little and ensure that baby can adequately digest all the nutrition she needs effectively.
Switch Your Feeding Position
If your baby seems to spit up a lot, it could be that you are holding her in the wrong position after feeding. If you tend to hold your baby in the horizontal position, try holding her upright as you recline instead. This will help to keep the milk down, and when your baby is feeding, it will prevent her from taking in too much excess air, which could lead to gas problems.
Burp Your Baby
Burping your baby after feeding is obviously a pretty simple and important way of helping her eliminate gas that could cause digestive discomfort. If you burp your baby and she doesn’t belch, place her down on her back for a few minutes and try again. You’re likely to have more success.
Use a Baby Sling
Carrying your baby in a sling will help to keep her upright, but perhaps more importantly, it will also help to massage her tummy, which will help her to have a bowel movement and this will eliminate one of the most common sources of digestive discomfort in little ones.
Try Goat’s Milk
If your baby gets really fussy after drinking formula, spits up and ha watery bowel movements, it could be that she is intolerant to cow’s milk. You can get around this by using a good Goat’s milk formula like holle baby formula instead. If you breastfeed, eliminating cow’s milk from your diet will have a similar effect and increase your baby’s comfort.
Massage Your Baby
Of course, actually taking the time to massage your baby’s stomach by hand is even better. Exerting a small amount of pressure on the tummy can help your baby to better digest her meal. Just turn it into a fun occasion by laying out some toys and having fun with your baby as you massage her tummy so that she feels comfortable with the whole process.
It’s always tough to see your baby struggling with even a minor digestive discomfort, and it can be pretty stressful for you as you try to help her out too, but by using the above techniques, there is a good chance that it isn’t going to be a problem you have to worry about very much at all in the future.
Being a mommy can be pretty challenging, hopefully, you are taking advantage of my advice!