A baby with a healthy stomach is a happy baby. While all babies have gas, some babies pass it easier than others. Excess gas causes your baby pain and discomfort making your baby fussy and not able to sleep well.
If a baby has too much gas in her stomach she may have a bloated abdomen, hard belly, and frequent spit-ups, excessive burping, flatulence and hiccups.
While some times a baby is just born that way, there are things you can control to keep your baby’s stomach healthy and give your infant gas relief.
The key to keeping your baby’s stomach healthy is to control the elements that are causing your baby to have more gas. Do what you can to control and eliminate the problem. For the gas you can’t avoid, get it out of your infant’s tummy as soon as possible through burping her frequently and using natural gas relief drops such as Colic Calm Gripe Water.
Excessive trapped air bubbles and infant gas is believed to be the cause of colic. How do you know if it is colic? The New York Times reported colic is different than just crying for no reason. It is common for all newborn babies to go through a time of fussiness where they cannot be soothed but colic is excessive inconsolable crying for long periods of time that is linked to digestive problems. Typically colic, (prolonged crying fits lasting for 2 or 3 hours) happens at the same time each day or night, start and stop abruptly and without warning and commonly after meal times. Symptoms usually cease after a bowel movement or passing gas. Other signs of colic are frequent spitting up, hard or bloated tummy, and disrupted sleep. During a colic episode, you can tell your baby is in serious discomfort. He arches his back, pulls his knees to his chest, clenches his fists and flails arms and legs.
Drew Hendricks is a tech, social media and environmental addict. He's written for many major publishers such as National Geographic and Technorati.