onsdag 11 november 2009

Colic In Newborns

By Eric Dashal

Following virtually nine months of growing in the womb of it's mother, an infant at last enters the world. You won't get much respite because the infant will start crying several hours a day and it will be challenging for both moms and dads. Even though there are a number of hypotheses out there, there has been no research that points to the first cries of a baby as being Colic. One theory for a cause of colic is that the infant may ingest air while suckling, and another theory is that the baby drinks the milk too quickly which may lead to the upset belly. The mother's diet may also contribute to the problem or, as some suggest, the infants immune system may be fighting to adapt to its new environment.

No matter of the cause, physicians believe that colic is common among newborns, so there is really nothing to worry about, as it will finally go away in a few months in any case. Nurturing and looking after for the child is the foremost step that the parents should take, and if it such even would not happen, some believe that it would make it more difficult in the period of adjustment. Even it doesn't always work, there is single solution to take care of a colic baby. Most of the parents doing this searching work for which one is working properly for their child.

If the baby is in the crib, attempt picking him up, holding or rocking him, or even singing to him to help him fall asleep. Making the baby burp after breastfeeding can also prevent the baby from waking up but if the infant is full perhaps going for a ride in the car or in the stroller can make it go away. The baby's predisposition to noise can make it wake up again and cry but this can be avoided by not making too numerous sounds although playing a CD of classical music can help make the infant rest.

A warm bath would be a big respite for the baby. But you should be mindful to use water at the proper temperature as baby's skin will not endure high temperatures. It is never too late to give the newborn a pacifier as this will make the infant think that it is still sucking onto the mom's breast when it is feeding time. Since abdominal wind pains may cause colic symptoms simethicone drops may be administered, which reduce gas and relieve abdominal wind pains.

The last point is that the mother should alter her diet because the food may be developing wind which is passed on to the baby in milk. Colic is not a serious thing and is not thought to be a illness or a disorder, it is a phase the baby will grow out of relatively quickly. Couples who choose to have children face this challenge as well as many others.

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