1. Feeding Remedies
Colic is not caused by what you eat if you are breastfeeding or the type of formula milk. Instead, if your baby is drinking from a bottle, switching to an “anti-colic” bottle which is designed to reduce gas may help. “Anti-colic” bottles have a mechanism for reducing the amount of air baby can swallow during a meal. Swallowing air can create uncomfortable pressure and gas in a baby's tummy, and is considered a common cause of post-bottle fussiness.
When a baby drinks from a bottle, air rushes in when milk flows out. This is why we see bubbles in the milk. One of the most popular “anti-colic” bottle, Dr. Brown's Natural Flow, has a long straw that extends from the base of the nipple to the bottom of the bottle, so the air travels to the opposite end from where baby is drinking. This vent system allows air to escape at a different part of the nipple, so it doesn't travel out with the milk as baby drinks. And always remember to burp your baby during and after feedings.
2. Gas-relief medications
You can purchase over-the-counter gas relief mediation or Wind drops from a pharmacy. These medications contain simethicone and may help to get rid of unwanted gas / wind that is causing discomfort.
How does colic affect my baby and family? Colic itself does not cause any harm to the baby or his family members. But colic can create terrible pressure, especially for new parents. Most parents transit from worried to stressed to pure frustration due to the effects of prolong crying. Just remember that your baby is healthy and colic is a temporary phrase. Dealing with a colicky baby can be a challenge and wear you out -- It is normal and common to sometimes feel angry or resentful towards your cranky little one. You are not a bad parent to feel that way, so don't feel guilty. Everyone has these feelings sometimes.
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