Calming Baby for Breastfeeding

Calming Baby, will help make the breastfeeding process as smooth as possible. Some babies cry more than others, but they all do cry.

Understanding why babies cry, can help you get through this stage



Help Calm Your Baby during and for Breastfeeding

  • It is uncommon for foods to cause fussiness, but it is possible. Watch your baby for sensitivity towards dairy products, large amounts of caffeine, and any foods that usually make you gassy (Your baby is likely sensitive to the same foods as you are). 
  • A nursing necklace may calm Baby and keep him/her from being distracted.
  • Read more about colic while breastfeeding.
  • Find a comfortable breastfeeding position, also get yourself some comfortable breastfeeding tops for easy access.
  • Talk, hum or sing softly to calm Baby. Cuddle, stroke and touch him/her gently.
  • Calming Baby, may be as simple as holding him/her in a more upright position during breastfeeding and directly afterwards.
  • Experiment with how often and when you burp your baby. Burping your baby can reduce the pain caused from swallowing too much air during feedings.
  • Offer meals in a quiet environment. Keep activities before bedtime or breastfeeding, to things that will not overstimulate your baby. 
  • A mother can consume calming herbs, which will intern calm her baby.
  • Give your baby a warm bath, before a breastfeeding session.
  • Massage your baby’s tummy, or give him/her a full massage. Baby massage has been proven to calm babies with colic
  • Swaddle your baby in a warm blanket. Baby wearing is an effective way to calm and soothe a fussy baby. 
  • Walk while holding your baby, in a quiet, dark room while you hum or sing.
  • Keep your baby away from highly stimulating situations during the day when possible, to prevent sensory overload.
  • fussy baby will usually calm down when you play soothing music or turn on some white noise, such as a vacuum cleaner or running water.
  • Babies can sense any anxiety within their mothers, so try to be cool, calm and collected.
  • Sometimes when a mother has a very forceful let down or under active letdown, it can cause her baby to fuss a lot and even choke during breastfeeding.


Eight Hours of Calming White Noise


Calming Baby with Motion/Swaddling


Other pages on “breastfeeding problems” in connection with Calming baby:

- Inspirational breastfeeding stories

- Dealing with infant growth spurts

- Breastfeeding a sick baby

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Site by BFeeding Mamma, Tracy Behr. Currently studying through Child birth International (CBC, CBD). Also an accomplished author and Mommy of two.

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