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Tips to Improve Baby’s Digestion

A baby has a developing digestive system. Know home remedies and Ayurveda to prevent digestive problems in babies...

A baby’s digestive system is highly sensitive. It is still in the growing stage which makes it more vulnerable to certain infections and diseases. Baby’s Digestion is very important for overall health and growth.

A minor change in your baby’s diet or a wrong ingredient even in a negligible quantity can disturb the functioning if your baby’s digestive tract.

Most of the mothers especially the first-time mother are always worried about their baby’s digestive health and related problems.

In such a young age you should not give medicines to your baby for each and everything. Natural remedies or Ayurveda are better for a baby as they do not possess any side effect.

Some common signs and symptoms related to baby’s digestive problems which you can notice easily in babies can include:

  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fussy baby
  • Infection or fever

Ayurvedic home remedies to treat baby’s digestion problems

Below are some tips to avoid  baby’s digestion problems at home without medicines:

Correct the feeding position

Baby's Digestion : feeding position

Incorrect position during the breastfeeding can also cause digestive problems in your baby such as gas or acid reflux.

During feeding, always makes sure that your baby’s head is placed higher than its stomach.

This position ensures that the milk goes down to the stomach and the air comes up that can be easily burped out.

When you keep your baby on your lap then ensure that you keep your legs in such a position that the baby’s head is slightly higher or you can also use a soft pillow in order to support the neck.

Massage your baby

Baby's Digestion : stomach or belly massage

Gentle massage on your baby’s stomach can relieve or ease the digestive problems.

Gently massage the area around the belly button of your baby but be careful to do not press too hard.

You can massage your baby’s belly in a circular motion with some baby oil or cream.

Always burp your baby

Baby's Digestion : burp on shoulders after feeding

Please ensure that your baby burps each and every time after feeding. It is the best way to avoid digestive problems in babies.

Burping the air helps to prevent the gas problem and it will also prevent your baby from spitting up the milk.

After feeding wait for 2 to 5 minutes and then hold your baby on your shoulder and pat gently on the back.

Stick to breast milk

Baby's Digestion : breast feeding baby

Do not give outer foods and drinks to your baby if your baby having digestive problems after consuming such things.

Give your baby breast milk only until advised by the doctor. Consult paediatrician before feeding anything else to your baby.

Do not stop breast milk from your baby’s diet suddenly. Gradually reduce the capacity when your baby is able to consume outer food properly for optimum growth.

Gripe water

Baby's Digestion : Gripe Water

It is the extremely best solution to all stomach related problems since ages in babies.

Gripe water contains sodium bicarbonate with water Along with many herbs. It is also one of the safest and effective ways to treat gas problems in babies. It can start work in just 5 to 10 minutes and soothe your baby very effectively in no time.

Please do not give your baby any kind of medicines without consulting a paediatrician.

Try these home remedies first, and if the condition goes out of control then only visit your doctor.

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