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Your Tip for Calming Fussy Babies

Your Tip for Calming Fussy Babies

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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