Ways To Avoid Colic And Digestive Discomfort In Infants
Created by Dr Shipra Mathur Updated on Oct 12, 2018
Tap on the video above to watch. Parentune Expert Dr. Shipra Mathur talks about colic which is a common problem in infants. She gives her insights on the symptoms and probable causes of colic and shares tips for parents to how to calm a baby who is going through a colic episode.
Colic baby cries for 3 hours or more at a stretch, crying occurs at least for 2-3 days in a week, the crying is louder and sudden, flushed face, lifting legs up, refusing feeds at that time. These are the symptoms of colic child.
1. Offer a pacifier when baby is crying.
2. Do not overfeed baby.
3. Burp after every feed.
4. Rub on baby’s back after feed.
5.Try to swaddle the baby.
6. Hold baby in upright position after feeding.
7. Breastfeeding mom should be avoiding gassy and spicy foods.
8. A tiny pinch of asafetida mixed in warm water is known to help release gas. Rubbing asafetida on your baby’s tummy may also provide relief.
9. Stretching and folding one leg at a time (as in cycling) also helps let out trapped gas.
Over feeding or feeding quickly
Not getting burped after feed
Breastfeed baby taking only Hind milk.
In formula feed baby reasons for colic could be
Bottle-fed babies take in more air when drinking from the bottle and may have an allergy or reaction to ingredients which are present in formula milk.
There is no definitive reason for colic in babies.
| Nov 21, 2018
I can see the same symptoms in my baby. she is two months old now. she only take breast feeding but she is taking 5-8 days for pooping. my predication gave this syrups "colicaid" and "cyclopam" drop but she is taking same time for pooping. please suggest me how can I improve my babies digestive system
| Nov 23, 2018
Mam thank you for this wonderful video. My son is 2 months old and suffers from same symptoms. But he takes 5 to 7 days to poop which causes lot of discomfort during in between days. Kindly suggest me wbat should i give him for same. As per pediatrician i am already giving him dentinox and merizyme. Regards.
| Nov 25, 2018
this is very informative video. thank you. I'm suspecting colic - gas issues in my toddler - 2. 7 yrs. every evening he will cry or make tantrums and fine by passing gas or just pass the gas. he is up in evening with this almost everyday. pls suggest some remedy.