Most infants suffer from colic in the first few months of life, it is time for great discomfort for the baby and for parents who can do little to relieve colic. Colic in babies are very common, as they usually appear after 3 weeks of life. The feeding of the mother, especially of those who breastfeed, should be taken care of in order to avoid the onset of colic. The mother’s food should be balanced, at this point avoid foods that cause gas and sweet foods.
What to do to relieve baby cramps?
Massage your baby’s legs and belly
Put a hot water bottle in the belly (over the clothes)
Lay the baby on his stomach (always under his supervision)
Exercise your baby, simulate the pedaling movements
Tummy massage with circular movements
Foods that mothers should avoid in order not to cause baby cramps
- Citrus (orange, lemon)
- Chocolate / Cocoa
- Carbonated beverages
- Alcoholic beverages
- Black tea
The mother who breastfeeds should make a balanced and healthy diet rich in vegetables and vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice, fruit and lots of water and avoid spicy, fried, sausage and pate foods and sugar-rich foods that can cause cramps in the baby.
Babies who drink artificial milk may also suffer from this problem, in these cases it is important to be careful with the orifice of the bottle nipple, if the nipple is too large the child can swallow air and cause gas.
Be fed in the breast or bottle is very important to put the child to burp after all the feedings.
Tea to relieve baby cramps
Most doctors are against medication and the use of tea to relieve baby cramps, however some teas do well to combat this problem, unsweetened fennel tea facilitates the elimination of the gases.
This text is for information only and should always consult your doctor.