Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
It’s normal for children to cry, but what if your little one is crying a lot more than usual? Could it be a sign of colic or a hungry child? As your child could be crying for various reasons, it’s tricky to know for sure. Here are some tips on how you can tell if your little one is having tummy troubles, and what you can do to help relieve it.
Little one cries at length for hours, starting usually in the evenings
Little one’s outbursts are often louder and higher pitched than usual.
Little One starts crying for no apparent reason
Little one refuses to be soothed, no matter how hard you try.
Your child might be well fed and kept clean, but you might find that your little one is still prone to crying like above. This could be a possible sign of colic.
Immature digestive system, leading to stomach upsets1
Food allergies or intolerance2
Poor tolerance or total intolerance of lactose
Flatulence or gas
Even though colic is not harmful, it can take a toll on parents and caregivers. In most cases, it will eventually subside after a few months. Before that happens, you may want to try these methods that could help soothe your crying child.
It’s never easy handling a crying child, but getting to the bottom of your little one’s tears could be the first step to soothing them.