The biggest cause of colic symptoms is excessive gas in the intestinal area. The baby will often push and strain continuously as they try to push it out. They cramp, cry and can moan and groan for hours, even when asleep.
Colic remedies may help to ease the symptoms by relaxing the muscular walls of the intestines. However, this can mean medicating for several months.
Get trapped wind to move along with these techniques to release intestinal gas!
By learning and doing the techniques below, you are much more likely to see a faster overall improvement to move and release intestinal gas from your baby.
do each of the 6 exercise below for about 1-2 minutes each
they must be relaxed and not cramping, crying, etc
don't do these soon after feeding - wait at least an hour and choose a time when they are relaxed
go slowly and let them get used to the pressure of your fingers
don't force anything!
if they don't seem to like an exercise, move on to the next one
do them daily for as long as it seems to help
keep at it - it make take a few sessions to get the gas moving
Instructions: Please listen first
1. Window wipers
2. Ileo caecal valve stimulation
3. Colic release technique
4. Diaphragm release technique
5. Belly wobble
6. Bicycle technique
do each of the 6 exercises for about 1 minute each
try not to do these soon after feeding - wait at least an hour and choose a time when they are relaxed
if they don't seem to like a position, move on to the next one
do them daily for 7-10 days and you should see a marked improvement
In some babies, the techniques work very well but after a few days, the symptoms creep back again. If you don't get the burps out, this will probably keep happening, so make sure you learn the burping routine to get it right!
It may also be due to a formula that is not being digested. Try a different one and see if there is a change - it may take a week or so to know for sure. In the meantime, keep on with the exercises so that the problem does not worsen.
In some cases, the gas pockets are simply too deep to manually release. If symptoms are severe, you may need to use medication although this is a last resort (ongoing use of remedies and medication can lead to constipation). So use sparingly and as advised by your paediatrician.