The intestinal gas of children is a problem that most parents face, except that there are little ones who have a greater amount of gas in the stomach, which can cause them discomfort and even pain.
The baby's intestines are not sufficiently developed, so that, at least in the first 13 weeks of life, the newborn's digestive system is still learning to function. It also lacks the bacterial flora in the stomach that helps digest food. Therefore, the gases cause air leaks in the upper or lower intestines. They are guilty of the stomach pains of your little one.
Here are some things you can try to get rid of the child from the inconvenience caused by these gases:
• Certain body positions can help the little one when gas in the stomach becomes a problem.
• Hold it with one hand, supported by your stomach, and with the other hand raise a foot so that the knee reaches the stomach.
• Massage the baby's belly with circular movements 15 times, bend his legs, as if doing exercises with him. Do 15 repetitions of this exercise. You can repeat these 2 procedures about 3 times a day. They will definitely make him feel better.
• Place your baby on the bed and move his or her legs like you would when riding a bicycle. Moving always helps!
• Endless visits to your home can be tiring for the little one. And this can cause nervousness and agitation. Learn to say "no" when your friends want to visit you, basically, the health of the little one matters more than an upset that will surely pass to your friends in a few days.
Make sure your baby is belching (spitting) often enough while feeding. This will reduce the amount of air in the baby's stomach. Helping your baby to wander is the best way to get rid of the gas in his stomach. In fact, it is the most recommended method to release the baby gas and can be beneficial even for colic.
Some babies find it very difficult to belly, while others will easily and easily release all the extra air. It depends a lot on the child. Whether you have a child who prays with ease or one you have to deal with more, you can follow some methods to make the process easier:
• On the shoulder: can be considered the basic method. Simply put your baby on his shoulder so that his head is resting on your shoulder and gently slap him on the back. Try channeling these beats exactly to the stomach, which is about the middle of the back of the little one. This should cause the child's gas to be removed.
• On the knees: if your baby does not prick in the above position, you can try this one. It involves laying the baby on your knee face down while you sit on a chair. It is good that your foot has a support point, so that there is no chance for the baby to roll and fall.
Again, you should lightly slap it on the back and wait for it to erupt. You should also know that this is the most favorable position for gastro-oesophageal reflux, especially after the baby has eaten.
• If your baby can already hold his head, you can also try this method, something more advanced: place the baby in your lap and use one hand to hold the baby's stomach and chest and the other one to lightly hit the back.
belching It is a good method, but it is very likely that the child will not escape all the gases that accumulate in the stomach. For example, the gases created during the child's normal digestion cannot be eliminated by eruption.
These are the things you can do and will help as much as possible, but the only thing that definitely works is time. As the child's organs grow and he grows, he will learn to take care of himself and the gases will be much easier to remove.
You will see that there are times when your child simply does not need to wander. If you have tried the above methods and the baby has not prayed, but it seems to feel great, it means that you do not have to worry. After all, children's gas is not always such a big problem.
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