My little one has ongoing colic: what do I do now?

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Philippe Gloaguen
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It seems like a quiet evening, the little one fell asleep, la casa it is silent and you and your partner are already looking forward to a movie on TV. When, suddenly, a cry excruciating upsets the peace just conquered. The little one seems desperate, inconsolable. In all likelihood there is one colic in progress: what do I do now?, you will ask yourself as distressed as he is.


I stomach ache of the Infants are a rather widespread problem: in the country, one in three children is affected by these painful passages air. Usually, the disorder it is typical in the first three months of life, then tends to go away, and occurs in the evening hours, even after a very quiet day.


Il cry violent is the first sign of one colic and, in general, it is the one that sends the parents into the ball, taken aback especially at the beginning. The child then he turns red in the face, is agitated and tends to crease legs towards the abdomen.

"And now what do we do?". It will be the first question that you and your partner will ask yourselves, taken by discouragement and bewilderment. First, keep the calm and try to consular your puppy: cuddle him, lay him on the forearm or on the chest. Or fold the legs towards the belly, in order to favor the elimination ofair. If the time permits, go out for a walk - the change of environment will help.

Le causes her colic there can be many: physiological reasons, such as excessive production of gas; a 'Lactose intolerance e food allergy; psychological factors, such as the relationship between mother and child and maternal anxiety. Among the possible culprits, recent studies have also indicated the passive smoking, the drugs hired by the mother during the pregnancy and the bass weight at birth.



Good news comes from scientific research. THE Probiotics have a decidedly positive effect against colic. In particular, Lactobacillus reuteri proved to be very effective: the colic it lasts less and the baby stops crying faster. Ask yours pediatrician.

And finally remember: nursing babies breast are less subject to stomach ache. All the more good reason to encourage this practice of great love.

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