All babies cry, but the crying of some babies makes parents very uncomfortable, and even a little exhausted. He will cry more than other babies, and he will cry for a long time. At this time, parents should be alert to whether the baby has colic.
Colic, also known as infantile colic, usually occurs more frequently in babies as young as 2 weeks old.
- The baby grows and develops normally, with normal breastfeeding, normal body temperature, and normal bowel movements.
- When the baby cries, he screams, kicks his feet, and farts.
- I can't coax me by any means, and the crying intensifies in the evening
- It may last for more than 3 hours a day
If you really can't judge by yourself, you must take your baby to the hospital in time.
At present, the pathogenesis of intestinal colic has not been fully explained. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that the baby may be abnormally sensitive to stimuli, and it is difficult for the baby to "self-control" and regulate his nervous system.
Fortunately, colic generally disappears when the child is 3 to 4 months old, and at the latest at about 6 months.
That is to say, it is self-limiting, does not require treatment, and will not have any effect on the baby in the future. And the baby is so small, it is not recommended to look for any special medicine, time - is the best medicine for colic.
Although there is no treatment, mothers can use some methods to relieve their baby's discomfort.
How to relieve colic?
After covering your hands with heat, gently massage your baby's belly in a clockwise direction to help expel gas from the intestines and relieve discomfort;
Breastfeeding mothers can try to stop eating dairy products, soy, eggs, coffee, onions and other potentially irritating foods. If your baby is formula-fed, try switching to a hydrolyzed protein formula. If your baby's discomfort is caused by a food allergy, the colic symptoms will subside within a few days after adjusting the mother's diet or the baby's food.
Don't overfeed. Eating too much will make the baby uncomfortable, so you can feed on demand. Generally speaking, the interval between the two feedings is about 2 hours.
Wrap the baby in a quilt to make the baby feel safe.
Place your baby on your tummy (also called an airplane hold), rest your head in the crook of your arm, and stroke your baby's back with your other hand.
Lay your baby on your lap and massage your baby's back. When your baby is on his tummy, a little pressure in his abdomen can make him feel a little more comfortable. If your baby falls asleep at this time, remember to put your baby back on the bed in a supine position.
Walking indoors with the baby in your arms, shaking gently, the slight shaking and the physical contact with the mother can soothe the baby and make the baby more comfortable.
You can let your baby listen to white noise, such as turning on the vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, dryer, electric fan, etc. outside the room, which can help your baby fall asleep.
Sometimes giving your baby a hot bath may also ease your baby's discomfort.
Give your baby a pacifier, and some babies will calm down immediately, but it's best for a baby after the full moon.
If your baby is crying a lot, you can consult your doctor and follow the doctor's advice.
Crying babies sometimes makes parents frustrated and angry, but when parents can't control their emotions, you can let others take care of the baby, and never shake the baby too hard.
Shaken baby syndrome occurs when you shake your baby vigorously or violently, and your baby may experience restlessness, lethargy, shaking, vomiting, seizures, difficulty breathing, and coma.
I know that the constant crying of the baby will always make us collapse for a moment, but we still have to keep trying, although these methods can't relieve the pain, but they can make the baby feel better
Every baby's needs are different. In fact, as long as it is a way that is not harmful to the baby, it is recommended that mothers try it, and maybe they can find a way to relieve their baby's colic.
The best thing to do with colic is to wait. As your baby matures in all aspects of development, these problems will resolve themselves.