We know how uncomfortable babies feel when they have gas, and how nervous we are as mothers to try to help them. Gases are very common during the first few months. Babies do not control the suction technique and swallow air when they eat. But this is not the only reason why they are produced, their causes, and especially about the methods of relieving gases this article deals.
It is very important to know how to relieve the gas to the baby, they still do not know how to expel them, and sometimes this means arming us with patience, because the shots can be lengthened, having to stop. In any case, everything is better than a restless baby from gases.
Why does my baby have gas?
Baby gases are almost always produced when eating. The baby still does not control sucking, and at the same time he eats swallows air. But they can also be caused by excessive crying, intolerances, or digestive problems the baby has.
We must distinguish between stomach and intestinal gases. Stomach gases occur when air enters during intakes or during periods of severe crying. They are usually relieved by belching. Intestinal gases originate because the baby’s intestinal flora produces a lot of gases. Intolerances can also produce these gases.
Most often, the baby has more gas during the first 3 months of life. Then, around the sixth month, there may also be a period of gases, because it starts with the diversified diet. The same usually happens when you turn one year, and we expand the number of solid foods you eat. Here is a list of foods recommended to eliminate gases.
Tips for relieving your baby’s gas
We all have in mind the idea of relieving the baby’s gas with a soft pats on the back, and they will expel the gases after taking. This is not something every baby does, some do not expel the gas after taking. If he does not and does not complain, you should not worry, he will expel them within the next few hours.
Before you start eating, avoid getting very anxious. Don’t wait until your baby is hungry. The starvation crying will also cause you to swallow more air. If necessary, give it shots more often and less to avoid gases. If you give a bottle, check the hole of the nipple well, that it is not too large or very small.
We advise you to feed the baby as straight as possible. The more shrinking or lying down the more gases can accumulate. Don’t wait until your baby finishes eating to help him expel the gas. Try to get him to expel the air every few minutes. This requires patience, but by belching some often you will prevent gas from accumulating it.
Massages and poses to relieve gases
If the baby has eaten a long time, and is complaining, shrink his legs and has a hard gut, it may have gas. In this case put it upside down and hold it with the palm of your hand, while it is a newborn. This posture is very effective for intestinal transit, and you can expel gases from the bottom.
You can also try the technique of the bicycle. It is about placing the baby lying on his back on a flat surface, grabbing his legs and moving gently, as if he were pedaling on a bicycle. This movement will help you to expel the gases, and it will also amuse you.
Between meals, if your baby is prone to gas , you can massage the trypite in circular motions, clockwise. You can take advantage of the diaper change to do this massage. You don’t need to press, just make the move. You can also apply soft heat locally, with your hands or wrapping it well. Heat calms the pain of gases, and has an analgesic and reassuring effect.