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How To Deal With Infant Gas Problem India

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How To Deal With Infant Gas Problem India

Infants are very likely to suffer from colic and gas problems. They may take gas inside while breast feeding or bottle feeding. Crying also causes gas intake. Gas causes stomach pain and bloating. Babies feel uncomfortable and this may even prevent them from sleeping. Crying from pain may cause more as intake.

You can use some of these tips To Deal With Infant Gas Problem-

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Feeding Position

The right feeding position is of importance if you do not want your baby to suffer from gas issues. When you feed them, make sure that their head is higher that their stomach. This way, milk goes to the bottom of stomach and gas comes above it. It is easier to burp babies now and gas goes out quickly.

Burp

It is essential that you burp your baby correctly after every feeding. You can even burp them, every 5 minutes during feeding.

 Rocking them also helps but do not rock them immediately after feeding. Rock them gently, it will make gas go out and your baby will sleep peacefully.

Exercise

Mild exercises help in expelling the gas from stomach. Make cycling movements with your baby’s legs. It causes pressure on tummy and results in passing of gas.

You can also make baby lie on their tummy for some time but make sure that you are around them. Lying on tummy can expel gas from stomach.

Gripe Water

 

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It is considered as a simple remedy for gas in infants. Follow the instructions on the packaging and see if it helps. Gripe water helps many babies to get rid of discomfort caused by gas.

Home Remedies

Anise Seeds- Boil 1/2 litre water with 1/2 tsp anise seeds till the water is reduced to half. Let the water cool down and give a few drops to your baby 2-3 times a day.

Asafoetida- Take 2 tbsp warm water and dissolve a pinch of asafoetida (hing) in in it. Apply it around the navel of your baby in anti-clockwise motion.

Carom Seeds- You can boil 1 tsp carom seeds with litre water till the water is reduced to half. Give this to your baby 2-3 times a day.

Hot Towel- Soak a towel in hot water and squeeze it well. Place it on baby’s tummy. When the towel cools down, soak again and place on tummy. It helps in expelling gas from body.

Mustard Oil- Warm some mustard oil and apply it around your baby’s navel in anti-clockwise motions. This helps in lubricating abdomen muscles and provides relief from gas.

Medication

Consult a pediatrician if you find that these remedies are not working. They will suggest some medication that will cure the gas problem in your baby. Never buy a medicine just because it worked for someone else’s baby, always consult a doctor.

How do you deal with infant gas problems?

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