Colic and silent reflux are two very difficult conditions to deal with in your baby’s early stages of development. Both of these conditions are extremely common in newborns and share some similar symptoms, hence why they are often confused with one another. In this blog we will help you to understand both conditions, how to spot the difference and what you can do to effectively soothe your baby.
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Symptoms your baby may experience include a bloated tummy, straining to pass wind, difficulty burping and excessive flatulence. These symptoms can be very unsettling for newborns and can result in a lot of crying. Not to worry, here is some guidance on what you can do to prevent and ease trapped wind for your newborn.
Reflux in newborn babies is much more common than you think. While many do suffer from it, it can be a stressful time for both the parents and the baby.
Babies who are not latching effectively for breastfeeds may develop reflux symptoms. This can be because they are taking in air when feeding or when crying. Sometimes, babies just need to be in a slightly different position to latch more deeply. Although this could also be a sign of tongue or lip tie which goes largely undiagnosed in recent times - always get a second opinion if you’re not happy with the diagnosis from your midwife or doctor.
Colic and reflux are two of the most common conditions that can affect newborn babies. Around a quarter of all babies suffer with colic, and reflux is estimated to be double that. As an expecting or new parent, it is important to know the difference between the two so you can know how to comfort your baby. At babocush, we are extremely familiar with both colic and reflux, so these pointers on how to address the conditions should help.
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