Thursday, July 31, 2014

Natural Ways to Rid Infant Gas

Riley & MacKenzie are gas filled babies. Whenever they stretch I guarantee you'll hear a fart come from their tiny bodies. Most of the time it doesn't bother them but some days it will. Seeing babies suffer with the discomfort of gas can be sad. Their tiny little bellies are still developing. Below are some natural ways to relieve the discomfort & help settle your gassy babe.

Baby Massage

- Rub your babies belly clockwise with slight pressure. This technique also helps with constipation. 

Watch What You Eat (if breast feeding)

-Certain foods will cause gas in babies such as broccoli, garlic, cabbage, & dairy products. Broccoli is what did it for my girls, so I no longer eat it. 

Homemade Gripe Water

-Find the recipe, here. Works awesome! I used his method with Luke when he was an infant.

Burp Mid-Feeding
-When you burp mid-feeding when baby naturally slows down eating it will make avoiding gas easier. Pulling baby off of the bottle or breast could make him/her angry causing them to swallow more air making him/her gassy.

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