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Baby colic and breastmilk

Baby colic and breastmilk
One of the great myths that run is that babies who enjoy exclusive breastfeeding do not suffer from infant colic. And sometimes, this can not be further from reality. Many mothers have told us that they, still breastfeeding, suffer the endless hours of daily crying that causes the infant colic.


One of the main causes that believe that affects the nursing is the mother's intake of cow protein. And here we can direct this post today to food that seems to be affecting the newborn. However, today we will not talk about diets, but if you are interested in the topic visit our post about it here (https://www.kusiwawa.com/dietas-anti-colicos)


An article in La liga la leche describes a series of points that can affect our newborn with colic if we breastfeed exclusively. First of all, we take into account that a baby with colic is a baby that gains weight. That he is eating properly and that he is healthy. But, for some reason, breaks into tears on a regular basis more or less always at the same time of day.

The first reason that can affect a baby with colic is the fact of giving two breasts in the same breastfeeding. Breast milk varies greatly depending on whether it is the first shot or the final shot. This final, contains much more fat. If we change our chest before reaching this final shot, we are offering the newborn a milk with little body and that will cause him to need the breast much more often. This is why it is important that the baby eat from one breast until he is tired and does not force the change until he does not require it.


The milk league makes it very clear that one of the biggest generators of problems in breastfeeding is the clock. When we have the clock present and calculate the amount of time the baby spends in one breast or the other ... we are leaving behind the instinct of both the mother and the newborn.

If the baby only takes one breast during the feeding, there is no problem. These adapt to all circumstances and do not have to cause any problems. The important thing will be to keep track of which breast has taken in the last shot to offer the other in the next.


If the mother has too much milk sometimes it can cause irritation in the smallest ones and sometimes it is confused with colics. But, in those cases, you will distinguish it because you will see that when they eat from the chest they are restless and usually cough a lot and regurgitate a little.

In those cases it is recommended to breastfeed in very calm environments, avoid offering the breast when the child is already hungry and doing it horizontally can help reduce the intensity of the flow. That is, breastfeeding can help in these cases.

And finally, to end we want to make a warning to mothers who are very careful with the issue of diet. Yes, it is true that there are rumors or studies that indicate that certain foods can have harmful effects on our children and cause colic. But, you do not have to eliminate everything at once. We are breastfeeding for our baby and it is very important to receive a rich and balanced diet. The recommendation of La Leche League would be to start some tests eliminating the cow's protein from the mother's diet for about 10 days. If the baby does not improve, then you can take it again. And, the same with all the foods that you like. But never suddenly and always with intervals of ten days. So that the diet does not end up being reduced too much.

Ultimately, and if you are a nursing mom with doubts, the best thing you can do is go to a lactation professional. They will help you with all your doubts, your fears and they will empower you so that your lactation is long and happy.

If a baby presents a case of colic while exclusive breastfeeding, we must remember that there are two eliminatory realities. It can be carried out. In that case, from Kusi Wawa we recommend tackling the problem with natural and non-intrusive treatments for the baby.

- Go to a lactation consultant to try to eliminate any possibility of allergies

- Relieves baby belly pain with the thermotherapy of the Wawa Band

- offers the baby the emotional support he needs thanks to the second part of our Kusi Wawa Method

- Perform massages daily to strengthen your bond, improve the intestinal transit of the baby and promote relaxation.

- Carry your baby as much as possible


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