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Your Tip for Calming Fussy Babies
If you’ve found yourself soothing your baby by vacuuming in the dark, taking a car ride at 2 a.m. or singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” a cappella, then you’re not alone.
Parents are apt to try out-of-the-ordinary remedies for a moment of silence when their babies become fussy.
Babies’ cries tell you a lot about their moods, whether they’re tired, upset or hungry. Some parents may notice their baby’s excessive fussiness occurs during and after feeding times. Nearly 1 million infants experience common feeding problems at some point during their first year of life, which may be due to a baby’s developing tummy being intolerant of a cow’s milk-based formula.
Here are a few signs that may indicate a feeding problem:
* Fussiness after each feeding
* Unwillingness to eat
* Curling legs up in discomfort after feedings
* Excessive gassiness
* Excessive spitting-up after each feeding or vomiting
* Change in stool consistency
If you suspect your baby may have a feeding problem, discuss these symptoms with your pediatrician. Improvement in formula tolerance can be related to the formula or the effect of switching formula. Clinical evidence supports that switching from a milk-based infant formula to, a soy-based infant formula, can reduce fussiness, gas and spit-up in most infants in just three days.
I had this issue with my son a few weeks after he was born. He experienced several of the above mentioned symptoms. The hospital ran every test they could on my 5 week old son. Every test came back negative, thank God! The pediatrician recommended that I switch formula to a soy-based formula and after that, a few days later, it seemed to be the magic cure for my baby boy. I did later learn that myself as an infant and also my sons father had issues with cow milk based formula. We also had to use a soy based formula as infants. So that could be a hereditary issue I am no sure of, however if your child experiences extreme fussiness and/or any of the above mentioned symptoms, talk to your pediatrician to see if changing the formula could be the solution your baby needs.
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