Saturday, June 28, 2008

Natural Remedy or Baby Colic and Acid Reflux

What is Baby Colic?

What is colic is often the question that exasperated mothers often asked. Baby colic is abdominal pain characterized by incessant crying, often with apparently no particular reason. The non-stop crying of the baby is very distressing.

Natural Remedy for baby colic

Here are some natural Colic Cures you can try:
  1. Soothing Music and Sound
  2. try some soothing music such as traditional lullabies
  3. Change of diet - if you are breast feeding, try changing your diet. If the baby is on cow's milk-based formula, try changing to a soy-based one.

  4. Soothing bath or massage - give the baby a bath followed by a soothing massage

  5. Swaddle the baby with warm blankets like in the photo below:
    baby swaddle
    Photo of swaddled baby is property of Paul

  6. Rocking motion - put the baby in a swing and gently rock the baby either manually or with a mechanical rocker:
    baby in a rocker
    Photo of baby in a rocker is property of rashida s. mar b.

  7. The traditional cure -Gripe Water: This had been the traditional cure for colicky baby from decades ago and can be effective if you get the right Gripe Water.

What is acid reflux

Acid reflux occurs when the acidic content of the stomach flows in the reverse direction from stomach to the throat (oesophegus), and when it occurs in a baby, it is referred to as infant reflux. It may cause mucosal damage (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) and if it reaches the throat, the condition is referred to as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease.

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