How To Treat Your Baby Colic?

How To Treat Your Baby Colic?

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My baby Sara

Depending on your baby’s needs, your pediatrician can help you devise a strategy to try to help him or her to calm down. This means trying one intervention at a time to see if it is going to help or doesn’t in a few days, moving on to another possible solution.

Here is some of the interventions for colic

Nutrition- Feeding  

  1. Try to Change from one cow’s milk formula to another.
  2. Try to Change from a cow’s milk formula to a soy formula.
  3. Try to Change from a regular formula to a “predigested,” hypoallergenic formula.
  4. Add Lactase to the formula.
  5. Try to avoid eating certain foods (such as caffeine, milk, certain vegetables) and taking other supplements if you are breastfeeding for now.
  6. Try to Change the type of nipples on your baby’s bottle, use bottles with plastic liners, and burp your baby frequently to decrease air swallowing during nursing.
  7. For bottle feeding,  limit milk intake, and if that doesn’t work, avoid it alltogether.
  8. Your baby is spitting up? keep him or her in an upright position after feeds.

 

Now Changing Sensory Stimulation   

Here is an 11 ways to take care of this area

  1. Try to Swaddle your baby.
  2. More time in a front baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest).
  3. Try to Take your baby for a ride in the car
  4. Place your baby in the car seat on or near the dishwasher or dryer- be careful the seat doesn’t vibrate and fall down.
  5. Try to Use the “white noise” (such as static on the radio or the vacuum cleaner), classical music, or a “heartbeat tape” next to the baby’s crib.
  6. Apply some infant massage.
  7. Place a warm water bottle at your baby’s belly.
  8. Let them suck on a pacifier.
  9. Why not Soaking the baby in a warm bath.
  10. You may try an infant swing.
  11. You may Increase or decrease the amount of stimulation in the environment.

Now The Medications Part

Here are some of the most common colic treatment around:

  1. Using An Anti-reflux medicines, if reflux is suspected, may cut down on acid production and/or help to move the milk downstream.
  2. Try to give your baby some herbal tea (e.g., chamomile, mint, fennel, verbena, but avoid star anise, which can be toxic.
  3. Try using anti-gas drops
  4. Give the baby “gripe water,” but check the ingredients first. Most contain only herbs, but some from Europe may have alcohol or even phenobarbital, such thing you must void.
  5. Even though there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of homeopathic drops for colic, some parents reported they have helped their baby.

Important:

Make sure to check with your pediatrician before giving your baby any medication, including over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and or any other suggestions.

Some may think an intervention has worked,, but it may be that the colic just got better on its own. And other times, some don’t find an intervention that works well and just have to wait for the fussiness to improve on its own between 3 to 4 months at most.

Do not fall for the magic (and expensive) “cures” that are guaranteed to work for all babies. There is no such thing in the colic world.

 

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