Baby Colic is presented as excessive crying for hours due to digestive pain and wind, it is quite common and occurs in 1 out of 5 babies during the first few month of life.
Th abdominal pain can cause baby to cry for hours at a time for weeks on end, this is normally the sign that baby may have colic. You may notice your babies face become flush, fist clench, knee are drawn or an arching of the back.
This condition can be very distressing for both the parents and baby.
It is unknown what cause colic to occur, but it seems that some form of gut sensitivity is most likely the cause. It happen both in breast feed and bottle feed babies.
If you are breast feeding, make sure you burp baby after each feed, to release wind.
change aspect of your diet and avoid:
Diary - all forms of dairy which can be replaced to almond milk, coconut milk etc.
High gluten and wheat products like white bread, pastries and pasta- these can be changed for rice/quinoa pasta and spelt/rye bread.
Chilli and spicy food
If baby is bottle feed it could be the formula disturbing the gut so change from dairy to a goats milk.
Make sure the teat is not to big so that extra air is not flowing through.
burp baby after each bottle to release extra wind.
Consult your health care practitioner about the best from of probiotic.
Homeopathy is a gentle and natural way to assist the body from the very young to the elderly. It can be used in conjunction with other medication. It addresses the cause by stimulating the bodies own healing so the body doesn't react in the same way.
There are combination Homeopathic available for colic as a whole or single remedies matching your child current state.
Homeopathy can assist in the relief of colic
With homeopathy we match the symptoms picture or state of a person with the symptom picture
of a remedy.
Belladonna- Hot, flushed and restless with a belly distension. Better for bending backwards. worse for pressure of touch.
Colocynthis: Draws up knees, twist with sharp pains. Irritable. Better for warmth, pressure and bending double or passing wind.
Chamomilla: Very intense and severe, unbearable pain, abdominal bloating sound like s drum. draws up knees, green diarrhoea. Irritable and constantly crying, can not be please. Wants to be carried around all the time.
Ignatia: If there is grief in the mother or disappointment and the baby present with colic then this remedy will be best. As babies are still attached to there mum closely both physically, emotionally and energetically.
Mag Phos: draws up knees, sharp, cramping pain. Tried and exhausted. Bloated and wind. Better for warmth, massage, bending double and rubbing of stomach.
Dioscorea: Arches or Stretches back. hiccup with sour wind. worse for pressure and bending double. better from straightening up.
These are just some of the common remedies that can be used acutely for colic, sometimes a constitutional remedy is needed to really address the problem.
If you want to learn more about using homeopathy for colic or assisting in supporting your baby naturally for the first 200 days of life. I have an up coming workshop For 200 days after baby
On June 2nd at 10.30am.
For help with colic or any other health concerns and selecting the correct remedy book online with Sarah Kottmann or contact me to discuss.
Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies. The information displayed in this post is to be used as information only, always seek professional advice before starting any medication.