How to Identify Baby Feeding Problems and Colic Symptoms - Episode 5
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hi and welcome to amazing milestones my name is Tara and today we tackle a subject of great interest to me we're gonna talk about common feeding problems I'm expecting my first baby in a couple of months and when my little one becomes fussy which of course is going to happen I would really like to know what to do to soothe his discomfort and also how do I know if he has colic it's a very real concern for all mothers but especially for us first-timers so I've checked all sorts of prenatal books and blogs on the subject but I would really like to know a little bit more so when the time comes I'm ready in today's segment we are gonna talk about how to identify common feeding problems and what to do about them and to help me with this really important topic let's go meet our expert dr. Aramco hello dr. your MgO thank you for answering my questions today so firstly will it be normal for my baby to be fussy or gassy so all babies will be fussy in the first two three months of life so for babies to be fussy for an hour to per day is very common and they all go through this experience and can be a sign of just wanting to be cuddled so that's a very normal thing okay with regards to fussiness and gas does it make a difference whether I'm breastfeeding or formula-feeding or they're just as common for both so fussiness and colic are very common for many of our infants and it's been shown that whether you are taking breast milk or whether you're taking formula both groups will have the same amount of fussiness or called egg symptoms okay and what do I do if my baby is fussy or gassy I think the important thing is to make sure that the baby does not need to be fed also you want to make sure that the baby does not need to have his diaper change or finally maybe the baby just needs to be coddled other things that one can do to help the baby when he's fussy is to carry the baby and gently Rock the baby sometimes going for a walk with the baby in his stroller or going for car ride with the baby in carseat maybe quite soothing finally there's a very small number of infants that might be allergic to cow's milk protein so for the infants that are breastfeeding for the mum to change her diet and to exclude cow's milk protein will be quite beneficial for the infant and for the baby who is on formula to switch to an extensively hydrolyzed formula may also be beneficial for the child who has an allergy to cow's milk protein and you mentioned colic earlier so what is colic so colic is a very common thing and it's a very benign thing that occurs in about 20% of our infants to be labeled as having colic it means that you have these intense fussy periods for more than three hours a day or more than three three days a week and for more than a week so if you have that kind of intensity of fuzziness than your label colic we don't understand what the cause of colic is but we know that it usually presents itself at about two or three weeks of age it intensifies at about six or eight weeks of age and finally it disappears at three or four months of age with no long-term problems for the infant oh that's reassuring and and what do we do if we suspect our baby has colic again it's all these behavioral handling things that we can do to help the infant so taking the child in your arms and other tricks that we can use in the home is actually having the child close to a vacuum cleaner that's functioning or close to a water tap that's dripping and just this soft sound may be quite soothing for the infant but I think to keep a little diary of the of the amount of fussiness and if it seems excessive to to to listen to yourself and to talk to your physician to make sure that the Charles not having acid reflux with acidity or cow's milk protein allergy remains important right so follow our intuition grocery or get our husband to vacuum for us well thank you for sharing your with very comforting to get knowledge for the first time like this I appreciate it thank you snuggling rocking going out for a stroll all great things to do to soothe your colicky or fussy baby and of course if your baby stops crying and will be very soothing for you too that's all for today's segment next time we are going to talk about how and when to introduce solid food into your baby's diet so see you then

How to Identify Baby Feeding Problems and Colic Symptoms - Episode 5

On today's episode, we’ll discuss how to identify common feeding problems and what to do about them. Join us as we discover how to soothe a baby's discomfort and how to tell if he or she has colic.