This is a discussion on Too much air in tummy within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; hi mummies, got a Q to seek for advises. My baby kept having alot air in his tummy, by the ...
hi mummies, got a Q to seek for advises. My baby kept having alot air in his tummy, by the way, he is in his 1mth 1 week old. These few nite he kept crying on and off. Donno it be'cose tummy got air or he wanna sleep but cannot sleep. My mother in law told mi maybe the formula milk that my baby is drinking causes allt he air in tummy. Is that true?
apply ruyi oil and massage his tummy to help him pass air out.
when you prepare the FM for him, you shake the bottle right? so there wil air inside, so turn the lid open abit to let the "extra" air escape n then when you turn back, dont close too tight, as long dont spill can already.
if too tight, baby will suck in more air.
as told by my mum.
Last edited by Ting; 17-08-2009 at 10:06 AM.
i used dentinox colic drops.. can buy from Guardian or Watsons. but best to go see a doc first as administration stated on the box is different from when my dear son doc prescribe. My dear son started in 1ml when he was 1 month compared to 2.5ml as stated on box.
A friend taught us, that if your baby has colic, you can try to put him facing you in between your legs and start to rock him gently, it will make him feel better and the rocking motions will remind him of the time in your tummy and will calm him down too.......and best of all it will make him sleep....
Alternatively, you can swaddle him....after putting like ruyi oil or watever oil or you can massage his tummy, using olive oild to rid the wind, I have a massage guide when I went for a baby massage workshop, if you want can pass it to you by mail.
Let me know if you want.
can e mail me as well?? thank you..
Thks alot for your advice! I'll try this and see if my boy get better.
Can I have a copy of the massage guide? My email is email@example.com. Thks!
Thks for the advice!
I didnt shake the bottle when preparing his milk.. I use a spoon to stir instead. And I'll close the lid slowly so that I wont trap so much air inside the bottle. And when it comes to feeding, I'll make sure the teat is full of milk, so that when he drink, he'll take in air too.. But just donno where went wrong, there is air in his tummy..
Today when to see a pediatrician and he said that my boy's nose is abit on the sensitive side, so when he has blocked nose, he'll breathe thru his mouth and thus tk in air loh..
Does colic happen only in the evening time?? cos my 4mth old son during 7pm to 9pm will tend to cry very easily?? me and my hubby does not know what is bothering him as other time of the day, he's not like that
I read from a book that says colic normally happen during late evening time. For my boy, he cried so much during late evening. So I gotta carried him, make sure his tummy is close to mine so that he can feel better.
My son's pediatrician also asked us to let him sleep on his tummy. Babies will feel very comfy sleeping this way.. Btw you must make sure your baby's head tilt to one side and make sure he breathe well..
pediatrician also mentioned that colic babies tend to clench his fists alot. Some will also cried for hours non stop. And colic is very normal for babies from 0-3 mths.
for my boy, prob still persist, so I let him carry on taking the ridwind drops, this is to get rid of his wind. Maybe you wanna give it a try by talking to your pediatrician?
Hope these help.
hmmm...ok i try the rid wind drop again cos i stop the medication after he turns 4 mths.
btw, i notice that the tummy on my son is not balance. it's bigger on the left side and smaller on the right side when laying flat. Anyone have this issue with their babies also??
I read that keeping baby upright during and after a feed helps with the gas problem.
For mummies who are BFing like myself, we have to reconsider our diet as some foods may cause baby to become gassier than usual.