Although colic cannot be completely prevented, there are a few handy and effective methods you can use to reduce the frequency of their occurrence. Here are the most effective tips for preventing them!
Breastfeed the child as much as possible
Babies are predisposed to colic regardless of how they are fed - with breast milk or formula - but specialists claim that breastfeeding would benefit from decreasing the frequency of these abdominal cramps. The explanation is that breast milk contains a lot of antibodies and bacteria beneficial to the digestive system, which helps it to mature faster and better support solid foods from the beginning of diversification.
Be careful what you eat while breastfeeding
The mother's diet during breastfeeding can be a trigger for baby's colic. Remember that everything you eat is passed on to the milk. When you frequently eat foods that tend to bloom (cruciferous, leguminous, dairy, citrus), there is a risk of intestinal gas and colic in babies.
It is not too early to start diversifying the diet
The introduction of solid foods should not be done earlier than 5-6 months, in the case of babies breastfed exclusively, and 4-5 months, in the case of those fed with milk or mixed formulas. Otherwise, your child's immature digestive system may react negatively to the foods you are trying to provide in the diet, causing gas and colic.
Make sure the baby is belching after each meal
Eructation is the process by which the baby removes excess air ingested during feeding with the bottle or breastfeeding and gases that form in the intestines. It is a mandatory care measure after each meal. It is done by placing the baby on his shoulder and gentle massage of his back, for several minutes.
Breastfeed the child in the correct position
The position you breastfeed is essential for colic prevention. A correct position in the breast or during feeding with the bottle facilitates the correct grip of the nipple or nipple by the baby and the reduction of the amount of air ingested during the meal. The less air it ingests, the lower the risk of triggering colic, which disrupts the baby's rest and drives him away.
Try Infacol too! It is a drug against colic in infants, available without a prescription. It is used to eliminate the severe pain and colic caused by excessive gases and the swallowing of air in infants. Infacol physically eliminates gas accumulation in the gastrointestinal tract, caused by indigestion, swallowing, or certain foods. The active ingredient is not absorbed into the baby's stomach or intestines, so there are no general or side effects.
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