Baby Colic Formulas

Written by Amy Hall
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Baby colic formulas are often recommended to parents as one way of treating colic symptoms. If your baby has been diagnosed with infantile colic, your pediatrician may have recommended that you switch to a different formula to see if that helps. For instance, if your baby is taking regular similac, and you notice that he is very gassy, and that he cries a lot after feedings, you may want to switch to a soy based formula.

Some newborns simply can not digest the lactose found in regular formulas, so baby colic formulas are often recommended as an alternative. There are also some other colic remedies parents and caregivers can try that may help alleviate symptoms. Over-the-counter medications, such as gripe water and colic drops often help babies who appear to have severe gas pains.

Alternative Baby Colic Formulas

Check with your doctor if you should switch to baby colic formulas instead of the formula you are currently using. Doing so may be sufficient in alleviating the symptoms associated with colic, such as excessive gas and hiccups. If, however, you still find that your baby is crying uncontrollably for hours on end, you can try some other remedies that may help.

A warm bath, followed by a massage can bring soothing relief to a distressed baby. You may also try swaddling your baby in a blanket tightly, and rocking him or pushing him in the stroller. This mimics the environment in the womb, so it can be comforting to a colicky baby. Finally, gripe water can also help with belly pains by breaking up trapped gas and aiding in digestion.

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