Herbal remedy for Abdominal Colic (Infants)

If your baby has started crying for a longer period without any specific reason like some disease or infection, then it’s time to sit up. Your baby might be suffering from Colic. To believe statistical records, about 15-20% of the baby crowd falls under the bracket of called “colic”. According to scientists, colic usually affects babies beginning at about 3 weeks of age and continues its tyranny till 4-6 weeks of age. The good news however, is that this phenomenon occurs in almost all babies. The only thing that fluctuates is the intensity. Most babies with colic have might have two episodes of this type of crying each day. In between these episodes they might act fine. 

Colic has been defined as recurrent inconsolable crying in a healthy and well-fed infant. The most common symptoms of colic are the sudden commencement of screaming and crying that can last for more than two to three hours at a time. Some might cry from hunger, others from overfeeding. Some breastfed babies might be intolerant of foods in their mothers' diets. Some bottle-fed babies might be intolerant of the proteins in formula. Abdominal discomfort and colic might be caused by fear or frustration.

Babies with colic will often seem as if they are in pain and are difficult to console. While crying they might pass a lot of gas, draw up their legs and their abdomen may seem hard or distended. In such a situation, when your baby is crying his heart out and you don’t know what to do, maybe you can try out the following remedies:

 вЂў Give your infant 1/2 cup (118 ml) of a tea made from chamomile, vervain, licorice, fennel, and lemon balm

• Try switching to soy or a hypoallergenic product as Cow’s milk formula may cause colic in some infants.

 вЂў In case you breast-feed, consult a good healthcare practitioner to see if certain foods you eat may be triggering symptoms of colic in your baby

• Feed them in the sitting position and burp them frequently so that they don’t swallow air.

 вЂў Visit a qualified practitioner for one to five treatments to reduce colic frequency and symptoms