COLIC: GAS AND WIND IN BABIES
Colic is a syndrome of symptoms that can include cramping, crying, moaning, groaning, excessive straining and reflux.
Symptoms are due to trapped gas and wind, either in the stomach or the intestinal tract.
Why does gas and wind get trapped?
Not burping completely - leaving that "deep one" behind
Trapped intestinal gas - the immature intestinal 'hose pipe' can have a kink
Excessive swallowing of air when feeding
Formula that does not agree with baby
Allergen to cows milk
Enzyme not present to digest milk
HOW TO HELP YOUR BABY:
Most cases respond fastest to a combination of:
1. A proper deep burping routine... not just one or two positions .... must be more active!
2. Accurate intestinal exercises to release gas.... learn how to do these properly because they make a massive difference!
This requires parental effort.... learn them and do them!! There are dozens of 'colic medicines' that may relieve symptoms for awhile but these should be seen as a temporary measure to help while you work on the cause. Don't keep giving medicines to your baby if they aren't fixing the problem!
COLIC GURU CAN HELP
Watch Video's on Learning Center:
Active burping routine of 6 different techniques to release both shallow and deep burps
Deep intestinal 'release techniques' - encourage 'farting' to ease pressure that is causing the cramps, moaning, etc..
Other Factors to Consider:
In some cases, it may be a change of formula, change in feeding schedule or some other change that makes the difference. Lots of info on members center to help guide you.
Subscribers ($29.95) can email me with their concerns and questions.... I am happy to help with any advice and want all our colicky babies to feel better quickly!
GET HELP FROM THE BABY WHISPERER!
Dr. Greg Lacock has been specialising in colic and reflux for 25 years and has been at the forefront of research into this poorly diagnosed and treated condition. He has personally treated over 5000 babies and the techniques taught on this site have brought relief to many more in all corners of the world. Safe, simple and easy to learn, it is the quickest and right way to help your baby!