Almost half of babies of this age have gas accumulation problems, an alteration that is not serious, but it is very annoying. Is your son one of them? Discover ways to relieve him.
You will know that your child has gas if you notice the hard and swollen gut, he throws pebbles from time to time and is very uncomfortable, especially after eating.
At the age of your baby, the number of children who are affected by this disorder increases because they start eating new foods and their organism, still immature, takes a while to get used to digest them well.
To relieve your little one, in addition to implementing the advice of the pediatrician, you should try not to swallow air when you feed him.
Guidelines to follow to flush
The way to avoid swallowing air while breastfeeding is also to put part of the areola in the mouth, not just the nipple, so that it does not suck empty. And if you give the bottle, make sure the nipple is full when you suck, for the same reason.
Other very practical tips are:
- Feed the baby sitting or semi-five , but never lying at all.
- Do it slowly , letting it stop so you can rest and burp.
- Change the usual nipple of your bottle for a gas.
- Avoid putting very flatulent vegetables in your puree (cabbage, broccoli …).
- Make sure you expel all the air when you finish eating, before you put him in the crib.
Massages and medicines to flush
If despite taking these measures, your child accumulates air, it will greatly relieve him that you lie on his back and bring his legs flexed to his chest, exerting some pressure on his gut. And also that you pass the palms of your hands repeatedly over the belly, from top to bottom, so that the gases accumulate in the area of the intestine and it is easier for your child to expel them.
If this does not relieve you, the pediatrician will prescribe a specific medication for gases (never give it to yourself).