Hardly agonizing 9-month waiting has passed, a lot of questions arise before happy parents. Why is their baby sniffing, hiccuping, spitting up or crying? The answers to these questions can be connected with feeding.
Somebody was born with ravenous appetite and nobody can influence it. Somebody has a weaker appetite and it can get more weaker because of illness or just a bad mood. As they say, the first baby is born for plumpness, the second is for thinness. But everyone is born with appetite that is able to provide them with health and growth.
Why is a baby begin spitting up during feeding? The fact is that when the first milk portion comes into the stomach, the intestines begins working. Most of newborns have such an intensive laxation that cramps and colics arise, so a baby is crying. What to do? Stop to feed for a few minutes and hold your baby in a vertical position. Also you can stroke his belly clockwise with a warm palm.
If such situations happen every time, try to breastfeed your baby more often. The reduction of time intervals between breastfeeding may help reduce alimentary excitation.
Spit-ups are not a reason to worry if they are not abundant and frequent. One of the common reasons of spitting up is air swallowing during the suction. So it’s very important to breastfeed a baby in a proper way. Spitting up differs from vomiting. A vomit is like a fountain – the stomach gets rid of the gastric content. And remember that you must see a doctor immediately in this case! He will monitor the baby’s weight and check for any signs of serious illness.
Nobody is immune from diseases, especially newborns. Their immune system is weak and they are prone to different colds that provoke fever, cough, sneezing and rheum, diarrhea. These conditions complicate feeding and a baby isn’t interested in it. Just imagine when you have clogged nostrils, they make it difficult to breathe while feeding. That’s why clear the baby’s nasal passages with a bulb syringe before feeding. Teething is another problem that can cause gum pain when nursing. Be attentive to your infant and consult a pediatrician on time.
As you know, a baby perceives the world through your perception. If you happen to be in a stressful situation, your feelings will pass to your baby. And this fact can cause a poor feeding or your infant will refuse breastfeeding at all. You should remember that you are responsible for your baby and should care about his health. That’s why try to relax, take things easy not to harm the baby. Breastfeeding and holding his skin to skin promote a sense of well-being.
Tastes and Odours
Sometimes the taste of the breast milk can change. And there are some reasons of it such as you have eaten some new food or got medication, maybe you are pregnant again or have breast infection as mastitis, or you have used some lotion, cream, oil and the child doesn’t like the smell and taste of your skin. So, if it’s possible, stop your medication while breastfeeding, exercise less strenuously. If you happen to have mastitis, treat it and encourage the baby to breastfeed to drain your breasts. Sometimes you can massage the breasts for milk to flow faster. Try to adapt in any situation for your infant being happy, healthy and cheerful.
One of the most common problems of breastfeeding is milk shortage but in most cases it’s false. As a result it leads to replacement of mother milk to a bottle of formula. But don’t hurry up. The best way to check that your baby is getting enough milk is to monitor the diapers, the physical condition such as dry mouth and eyes is a reason to call your pediatrician. Because it can be dehydration that is very dangerous for babies.
On the whole, knowing the main problems of babies, parents can diagnose them easily and make up their minds in solving them. All parents dream to see their children healthy, that’s why they must take care of their well-being.