Gassy newborn

Gassy newborn babies have sensitivities that could be affected by your diet. Particularly, in mother’s that are breastfeeding. Your baby can become gassy by swallowing loads of air. Thus when they cry and when they are feeding. In addition, improper burping practices may all cause your baby to be gassy and irritable.

How do newborn get gassy.

When not fed breast milk properly, thus in the correct position. Your baby will gulp down the breast milk too quickly trapping air in the process. Hence, you need to introduce some short breaks while feeding your baby. Above all, crying is very common in newborns. The more your baby cries, the more air they swallow and the more gas they have. However , try as much as possible to learn the early hunger cues of your baby before they start crying.

Gassy newborn baby signs and symptoms.

Gassy newborn baby crying
Gassy newborn baby crying


Although all babies pass gas. There are instances when they do it more than usual. Notably, there are other symptoms and signs that can show you that your baby is gassy. These include; Firstly, your baby will appear unhappy or upset.

Secondly, your baby will show signs of fussiness and might cry for longer periods. Moreover, your baby might get red in the face when he cries and seems like he might be in pain. Making this a good sign of gassiness. Thirdly, you will note that you baby will either eat less than usual or even refuse to feed along with not sleeping well. Furthermore, your baby might squirm. And he or she might seem as though they are not uncomfortable , pulling their legs up to their chest; particularly, during bouts of fussiness. Lastly, if these signs persist ,please consult your home remedies for baby gas relief.

Home remedies for baby gas relief.

Here are some home remedies you can try on your newborn gassy baby: since taking in a lot of air makes your baby gassy, all you have to do is to try and control the amount of air your baby takes in. No matter, the type of feeding method you use . If your baby is on bottle, Just try and feed your baby in a more upright position to cut back on the air he or she swallows. As well as if your baby is breast milk, make sure you breastfeed your baby properly clutched. Thus by making sure that your nipple is always completely full with milk; so that your baby does not take in air.

Furthermore, burp your baby

each time you feed them. Because, a lot of newborn discomfort is caused by swallowing air during feedings. In addition to burping after feedings, try giving your baby a gentle back pat mid-feed to get rid of swallowed air before it travels to baby’s bowels. You can also ,try the colic carry. Which is done by laying your baby’s tummy down across your knees, or hold him under his belly with your forearm, and gently massage his back. This will put pressure on his tummy making him relieve himself from the gas.

Gassy newborn remedies.

Newborn baby lying down smiling
Newborn baby lying down smiling

In addition, you can also offer your newborn gas drops. Though they do not work for every baby, infant gas drops are generally considered safe for babies. Doing bicycle rides can also help get the trapped air out. Encourage tummy time to your newborn baby. Tummy time helps strengthen the muscles your baby needs to lift his head and, eventually, to crawl and walk. And the gentle pressure on your baby’s tummy will also help relieve the gas.

Additionally, give your baby a rub-down by gently massaging your baby starting with your baby’s tummy, then the shoulders, back and legs. It might help him relax enough to pass gas. If you are breastfeeding check your diet by avoiding foods that could potentially cause gas in your baby. Try baby gripe water. Usually a blend of sodium bicarbonate and herbs (often fennel and ginger, among others). Baby gripe water may help relieve gas and soothe fussy babies.

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