Increasingly, children are developing digestive problems that were once reserved for adults. Babies often struggle with digestion difficulties, thanks to their delicate digestive machinery. Indigestion is always a big problem with children and it should be treated immediately.
If your baby is battling with indigestion, there are ways to treat indigestion and improve your baby’s digestion. Have a look!
1.Adjust Your Feeding Position
Adjusting your feeding position while breastfeeding the baby can help in battling digestive difficulties like acid reflux. It is important that you hold your baby in an upright position while feeding so that milk doesn’t come back up.
Fermented dairy products like yogurt were found to alleviate the symptoms of gastrointestinal problems in infants. All you need to is dilute a couple of teaspoons of yogurt with distilled water and feed your baby this mixture.
Massaging your baby can help ease many digestion problems. Start massaging around the belly button and move your hands clockwise, downwards. Progress from one finger to the whole palm, gently pressing down. Moving your baby’s legs in and out together in a rhythmic manner can also help.
4. Breast Milk
Consumption of breast milk also plays an important role in your baby’s digestive health. You must try and feed your baby breast milk exclusively until he/she is 6 months old. You should start feeding solid food to your babies only after they complete 6 months.
5. Warm Compress
A warm compress can calm and soothe your baby. It may also help with gas and bloating. Just soak a clean washcloth in a bowl of warm water. Wring out the excess water and place the warm compress over your baby’s tummy and leave it on for a minute and remove. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times.