Treatment of colic in babies
So far, experts have not established an accurateThe cause of colic in babies. As doctors say, there are many factors that provoke colic in children. In newborn babies, the main factor is the imperfection of their gastrointestinal tract. When the mother's milk is absorbed, the child also swallows the air, the vesicles of which, moving over the children's intestines, cause severe pain. The child begins to scream when an attack occurs and at this time even more air enters the intestines, which in turn intensifies the colic. Usually, colic begins at the third week of a child's life, and ends three months later. As the statistics show, 30% of newborns suffer from colic.
Under what circumstances is the diagnosis of "colic"?
We can only put this diagnosis ourselves,When a child is more than 3 hours a day and more than 3 days a week loudly screams. And although the child's colic can not be called a disease, since the child looks good, normally grows and adds weight, nevertheless they need to be treated. Otherwise, you risk that your child will grow unbalanced and nervous.
Usually seizures occur in the evening and / or in the nighttime. In between the seizures, you can hear a small rumbling in the baby's belly. When probing the left half of the intestine, a flurry of gases is felt. Colic is most often found in those children whose mothers abuse smoking. And, on girls this is reflected less than on boys.
How correctly to treat colic in children?
How do you feed your baby? Pay attention to this first and foremost, namely, whether you apply it correctly to the baby's breast, if the child is using artificial feeding, do you use special "anti-colonic" bottles. During feeding, it is better to turn off the phone. Turn on relaxing music. If you see that the child is full, do not rush to remove it from the chest, let it enjoy the breast, it will regurgitate itself.
What you eat, this should also be turnedAttention. Doctors have proven that about 20% of newborns colic ceases to bother, as soon as a nursing mother completely excludes dairy products from her diet. Colic increases if the mother loves cabbage, peas, garlic, bitter chocolate, smoked foods, yeast pastries, colic will only intensify. Also, on the advice of pediatricians, you should limit the use of beverages containing caffeine.
Children who suffer from colic, easilyAre excited, this should be remembered and not aggravated by the situation. Therefore, more often take the baby in your arms, before the massage, do a tummy massage, massage is recommended and after feeding after 40 minutes. Less often swaddle the child, then he can freely move the legs and handles, which will allow gases to move more easily through the intestines.
Treatment of colic folk medicine.
For the treatment of babies colic well helpsDill water, which you can make yourself (for a glass of boiled water, 1 teaspoon of dill), or purchased at a pharmacy. In breaks between feeding, pour a child 1 teaspoon. Between feedings, as well as during an attack, you can give tea with chamomile, fennel or anise. During an attack, you can give your child a sweet syrup: dilute 1 tablespoon of sugar in a glass of water, boil for 3 minutes.
The attack began, what to do?
The main thing is not to panic, but to help the childTo calm down. To do this, take the child in his arms, put his tummy down or in a vertical position and walk with him lulling around the room. You can use a hot water bottle (only you need to pour warm water, but not hot), put it on the baby's tummy for 10 minutes. It will be good in this case to use a special gas pipe, the tip of which is smeared with petroleum jelly and injected into the anus of the baby by 1, 5 centimeters. So you will save the baby's intestines from the accumulated gases. A little gymnastics will help if there are no improvements. For this, bend the legs of the child in the lap and lift them to the tummy. Do this exercise several times. Stroke in a clockwise direction. Do not be afraid to press strongly on the stomach when stroking, this will not cause harm. From time to time, check the tube if it is stuck. After all, in most children the cleaning process goes like this: first the child farts, then coughs. Therefore, after this you need to remove the tube and wait a few minutes, then re-enter it. At the same time the child starts farting and croaking again. This process can last long enough. As a result, he will calm down and the stomach will become soft. After that, try to attach it to the chest, most likely, the baby will start sucking the breast and eventually fall asleep.