Answer: Making your baby depend on medicines this early age isn't the perfect solution.You should rather try home remedies which will help develop his gut, as under developing digestive system is major cause of gas troubles in baby.
Below are the causes of gas trouble-
Incorrect Feeding Technique
A poor latch onto the breast or bottle results in too much air being swallowed at meal times.
Crying can cause your baby to swallow air, especially if he cries in hunger for a long period before a meal.
A newborn’s gut is continuing to develop after he is born. The gut may still be learning to process food, gas and stool effectively
Food Sensitivities and Allergies
Breastmilk contains traces of foods from the mother’s diet. Some babies may be sensitive to these traces of foods
Too Much Lactose
Breastmilk is often thought of as containing foremilk and hindmilk. The foremilk, which comes first, contains more of the sugars, lactose, while the following hindmilk is richer in fat. too much foremilk may result in a relative lactose overload. This may contribute to gas or fussiness in babies.
Overfeeding can cause problems if a baby’s tummy can’t cope with too much food at once.
Transient Lactase Deficiency (TLD)
A temporary inability to produce sufficient quantity of the enzyme “lactase”, essential for digestion of “lactose”
WORKING ON FEEDING TECHNIQUES CAN IMPROVE THE SITUATION
Feed Baby at an Angle: If breastfeeding, keep your baby’s head and neck elevated above his stomach while feeding. If he is bottle fed, feed in a vertical position and tip the bottle slightly so that air can rise to the top, while
milk / formula sink to completely cover the nipple
Burp During and After Feeding: Pediatricians suggest burping in the seated position as an initial option but you can also burp your infant by holding him upright or over the shoulder.
ALONGWITH IMPROVED FEDING TECHNIQUES THESE PHYSICAL THERAPIES HELP FURTHER
Tummy Time: Let your baby spend time on his tummy while he is awake and you are observing. Gravity’s gentle pressure can help push out trapped gas.
Tummy Massage: While your baby is laying on his back, gently rub baby’s tummy in a clockwise motion and then pull your hands down the curve of baby’s belly.
Bicycling Baby’s Legs: While your baby is laying face-up, slowly pump both legs back and forth as if riding a bicycle. The gentle circular motion creates movement in the intestines, which can help loosen trapped gas.
Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Baby not doing potty since 3 days n crying a lot when he is putting pressure n passing only gas n crying. Applied hing paste but no relief. Plz help
Answer: Hi .. If you are feeding Formula Milk try and change another brand .. As some brands for some babies will not be comfortable and baby becomes colic .. Try Colicaid or Neopeptine within 10 - 15 minutes he will be stop crying and will be normal .. But just use twice a day ..
But before using check with paediatrician ..
Question: Due to motions my son has got rashes near his bums , he's crying alot I've applied coconut oil but still no relief,plz help me to cure him .
Answer: Apply diaper rashs cream and ur breast milk after cleaning.. U can use sebamed rashes cream it's good as I am using for my baby from The birth
Question: My baby is crying non stop since 9 PM. Have applied Hing paste on his tummy still no relief. He is ebf and taking feed normally but spitting up curdled milk at intervals. Can I give him colicaid? If yes, how many drops.
You may give 2 to 3 drops or 0.5 ml of colic aid
Babies cry mostly in the following cases
1. They are hungry
Always feed your baby before they cry for it take the cue they put hands in mouth pull ears or look around
2. They are over stimulated
A lot of development is happy inside your tiny baby and hence lots of rest is required as well
3 . To sleep
They can't put themselves to sleep in this new environment and need your help
4. Body ache
As they are pretty much lying on the bed most of the time body pain is given
Massage your baby 2-3 times a day and stretch his arms and legs this would releive gas,body ache , strengthen bones and improve blood circulation
Wat you eat may have traces in your breast milk gas triggers, sour fruits and food difficult to digest should be avoided while breastfeeding as it may lead to indigestion, vomiting or loose motion in babies
As they don't perform much of activity gas can be a problem in babies
Always burp them after feed and keep them upright for 15-20 mins
While massaging your baby massage his tummy well and give bycycle legs to pass gas if any
If baby is crying and pulling legs towards stomach it is probably due to gas apply a thin paste of hing and water around baby's naval area , rub your hands to create warmth and apply your hand on his stomach area
It is common among breast feeding baby to poop after every feed or post 4 days
Beyond 4 days is a concern ensure you offer extra breast feed to avoid constipation and massage your babys tummy 2-3 times a day to relieve constipation or gas troubles
Question: My baby hasn't pooped for 3 days. Earlier he poop 3-4 times a day. He's passing smelly gas but no sign of poop. Have tried everything. Given him message, bicycled his legs, have applied hing paste on his tummy also. He is not fussy or cranky but I'm just concerned about it.
Answer: Hello dear
It is normal if ur baby not lassed poop from last 3 days. It is normal with breastfeeding and formula feed babies. Just check the wet diapers of baby.
Breast milk gets easily digest and thers nothing left to poop out. Just mke sure u continue Breastfeeding ur baby at regular intervals is the only remedy.