I am a first-time mom and my 3-month-old baby seems to be suffering from gas and bloating. I have tried various techniques like burping her after every feed, giving her frequent tummy time, and massaging her belly, but nothing seems to work. She often cries and fusses due to discomfort and I am unable to calm her.
Can you suggest some strategies or home remedies that can help in managing my baby's gas and bloating? I am open to trying out anything that has been successful for other parents. Thank you in advance for your help!
I completely understand your situation as I faced a similar issue with my firstborn. One technique that worked for me was using gripe water. It is a natural remedy containing herbs and can help soothe the stomach and relieve gas. I used it as directed by my pediatrician and saw a significant improvement in my baby's discomfort.
Another strategy that worked for me was changing my diet. As I breastfed my baby, certain foods in my diet were causing gas in my baby. So, I started avoiding foods such as dairy, beans, and cabbage, and noticed a positive change in my baby's condition.
Additionally, I found that a warm bath helped relieve my baby's discomfort. I would add a few drops of lavender oil in the bathwater, which helped calm her and soothe her stomach.
I hope these strategies help you and your baby. However, it's always best to consult with your pediatrician before trying any new remedies or techniques.
Best of luck!