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What to do if a baby's colic and gas. How to cope with colic.

For most babies, especially boys in the first few months of life begins during colic. This is one of the most difficult periods for the parents. Baby periodically abruptly and very loudly for no apparent reason to shout. A parents' heart "bleeds". This article will explain in detail the following issues. What is colic? How to determine that the infant colic? What to do if a baby's colic? What can I do to reduce the risk of colic to a minimum?

What is colic?

Colic is a pain in the colon of the infant, which are accompanied by an accumulation of gas. Pain with colic are paroxysmal in nature. Because of what appear colic in infants is not known, and many pediatricians are still hotly debated. However, with high probability we can say that colic is related to the imperfection of the digestive system of the baby. Colic usually begins on the third - the fourth week and end at the beginning of the fourth month. Duration of seizures during the day is usually less than 3 h. But this is only the average data. In reality, colicky baby may begin immediately after the full feeding, and be accompanied by evolution of gas with small bouts throughout the day. It all depends on the body of the newborn, the mother's body (she is the producer of milk), maternal nutrition, infant and mother mode, as the body of the child receives bacteria (useful for digestion), a mother took antibiotics, and so on. It can be concluded that the detonator of colic can be anything. You can elaborate on the underlying causes:

1. Gastrointestinal baby is not yet fully formed, in his not strong gut of useful bacteria lack the processing of milk, and sometimes there develops pathogenic microflora and Escherichia coli, which can make even in the hospital, children's hospital or at home. This causes flatulence, and causes such sharp pains in the bowels of your baby.
2. Increased pressure on the fragile body, every day the amount of milk obtained from the mother increases, and the forces and capabilities to cope with his digestion is still very small.
3. Aerophagia. This is when while eating baby swallows too much air, which is due to poor attachment to the breast or the incorrect position during feeding, as well as due to the fact that parents who breastfeed, do not hold it vertically, which would air moved.
4. Failure to comply with the lactation diet, eating foods such as beans, pears, nuts, radishes, cabbage, bread, etc. Contributes to bloating. Just say what products will lead to colic in a particular case can not be. This can be determined only empirically since a fairly rigid diet. If you read the internet and listen to more doctors we can conclude that nothing is impossible. Similarly, we can say that we can not carbonated drinks, sugary juices, tropical fruit, bread and beans. Undesirable products without any heat treatment. Everything else empirically.
5. Colic can occur due to lactase deficiency, when the baby does not have enough lactase enzyme to process lactose of mother's milk. Or if it is fed with formula, which does not suit him.

How to determine that the infant colic?

If your baby's temperature is normal and there is no visible external damage, and at the same time he makes an effort for no reason, writhing and screaming most likely he had colic. A healthy baby should not, in principle, to shout loudly for any other reason other than colic, and if you want to change a diaper. If a baby after a while after the meal begins abruptly screaming, shaking legs, pressed their belly, strong red and screaming, it most likely intestinal colic. In addition, a baby brings to his mouth and frantically sucks everything including your hand. Note!!! Colic of symptoms may be confused with children's migraine attacks. Migraine infant is most often associated with changes in weather conditions. Pain in the child observed in the same time and are often only to the 15, 18 months. The main difference from colic is a lack of appetite for pain. When the baby colic often eagerly pounced on the food trying to push the remnants of the old food.

What to do if a baby's colic?

Let's answer the main question. What to do if a baby's colic and you run around and think nothing worse can not be. Similarly, we can say only one thing. Universal tool allows you to instantly relieve the symptoms of colic and calm the baby does not exist. And suffer a couple of months you will likely have.

There are several conventional methods to temporarily relieve the symptoms but they are not suitable for everyone. Choosing the most successful have also empirically. Let's list the main.

1. Put your baby on his stomach for 10-15 minutes before each feeding - it's good stimulates peristalsis.
2. Conduct an experiment with your diet as much as possible sitting on a fairly rigid diet.
3. Apply to the abdomen warm thing. It may be a little warmer or a heated iron folded diapers. Only warm and not the hot.
4. Often help special teas with herbs, reduce flatulence (they include fennel, dill) - you can give your child, starting from 2 weeks, but not always, and the cycle - for 5-7 days with intervals.
5. From pharmacological methods until recently best way to deal with the pain in his stomach were drops reduce flatulence (Espumizan, simethicone).
6. Relieve pain in the abdomen helps abdominal massage (clockwise circular motion from the right iliac sinus).
7. If none of the above does not help then use the vapor tube. It must be inserted into the anus baby 2-4 cm. Pre-lubricated with special oil and hold it for 5-6 minutes. This option helps to always but too often they can not be used.


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