What can be done for babies from colic
Immediately after the birth of the baby, Mom appears a lot of different worries: changing diapers, bathing, feeding. In addition, the child can be quite restless. And then there are frequent tears of the baby, it would seem, without any reason. What is it? Most likely, colic.
About colic was already known in the 14th century, when doctors of the time described similar phenomena in newborn children. Very interesting is the fact that the nature of their occurrence by scientists is still unknown. The only thing that can be assumed: they are caused by natural processes occurring in the tummy of a baby. By the time of birth, enzymes that help to assimilate the baby to the baby are not yet fully formed and do not work at full strength, which is why bloating, gasses, regurgitation and colic occur.
How to identify the problem
Before buying medications for newborns from colic, it is worth making sure whether this is exactly what is expected. So, for example, in such conditions, the baby often presses the legs towards the abdomen, wanting to get rid of the unpleasant gazikas that arise some time after eating. If the pain of the baby starts at the same time of day, it is worth checking again whether it is colic.
What can be done for babies from colic? First of all, it is necessary to revise the diet of the mother (if the baby is breastfed), because such pains are most often suffered by the baby at the age of 1-4 months, while the youngster does not yet eat adult food. A baby's gazikas may arise from certain foods that a woman consumes. Also, with colic, you can try to reduce the fat content of milk by eating dietary dishes. If the baby is on artificial feeding, try changing the mixture, this can help. It is worth considering that whole milk can not be given to a baby for up to a year, it can also cause discomfort in the baby's stomach.
For babies from colic, even putting the baby on the tummy can help, when under pressure, the accumulated gases will rather come out and alleviate the condition of the baby. If the kid does not want to lie just on the couch, today there are various wheelchairs, from which the karapuz will be delighted. You can also lay the baby on his tummy directly on his mother or father, giving the opportunity to contact "skin-skin".
Do not neglect your grandmother's advice about what will help the newborn from colic. So, for example, it is believed that a heated diaper, laid on the tummy to the child, somewhat alleviates the pain. You can similarly use an electric heating pad wrapped in a towel, so the pleasant warmth will last longer to warm the anxious intestines of the baby. Still it is possible to do to the child spetszaryadku, connecting alternately the right elbow and the left knee above his tummy and vice versa. It is believed that such procedures also help the gazik quickly get out.
For babies from colic, special means are also used. So, for example, you can try to give the baby dill, which is sold at the pharmacy. Also, strangely enough, from such discomfort can save concentrated sugar syrup. But there is also a ready medical remedy for colic in newborns, not even one. These preparations are Espumizan, Infakol and others, the use of which is not harmful to the entire body of the baby. Colic from their reception is most often relieved or even disappears. Which of them will suit your baby better, the pediatrician advises.