How to help a baby with colic
Your infant’s intestines can be supported with special, highly effective probiotics. A study in which the infants received a probiotic in the first 4 months of life showed that the crying duration in newborns decreased significantly. Of the children studied, only 4.9% showed the characteristics of excessive crying (regulation disorders) – whereas usually about every third child is affected. Even children who are more prone to regulation disorders due to familial predisposition were not more frequently affected by excessive crying or colic (Hofmann, 2018).
Avoiding foods that cause digestive problems for the mother also helps to relieve baby’s bloating. If you as a breastfeeding mum get flatulence yourself, e.g. by drinking cow’s milk or consuming products with yeast, then the likelihood is very high that the newborn baby will react similarly. True to the motto: If you are well, your baby will be well too!
Hofmann, H., (2018). The microbiome in digestive disorders in pregnancy and infant colic. Speculum – Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2018; 36 (4) (Issue for Austria), 23-24.