Calming Baby For Breastfeeding
Calming baby will really help with the breastfeeding process. Some babies cry more than others, but they all do cry. Understanding why babies cry can help you get through this stage
Things that could help to calm your baby during and for breastfeeding:
- Try avoiding foods that may cause gas
in your baby, such as dairy products, caffeine, cabbage, broccoli and
other gassy vegetables. This is a big help for a colicky baby. You
should follow a proper breastfeeding diet.
- Breastfeeding with a
can calm baby and keep him from being distracted.
- Read more on
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 gently.
- Calming baby can be as simple as holding him in a more upright position for breastfeeding and directly afterwards, this will
- Experiment with how often and when you burp your baby. Burping baby
can reduce the pain caused from swallowing too much air during
breastfeeding and can therefore reduce crying and calm baby for the next
- Offer meals in a quiet environment. Try to Keep
activities before bed time or breastfeeding to things that won't excite
him too much. These should be activities that are not over stimulating.
- Mom can consume calming herbs which will intern calm baby if he is breastfeeding
(more on safe herbs for breastfeeding)
- Give your baby a warm bath, before a breastfeeding session.
- Massage your baby’s tummy, or give him a full massage. Baby massage has been proven to calm a baby with colic and also gets mommy and baby bonding more. (Baby massage page)
Swaddle your baby
in a warm blanket
- Walk with Baby in a quiet, dark room while you hum or sing.
- Try keeping your baby away from highly stimulating situations during the day when possible to prevent sensory overload.
- A fussy baby will usually calm down when
you play some 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 get baby fussing a lot and even choking during
Read more on how to normalize your milk flow.
Read on breastfeeding and pacifier use
- Read more on how to calm a breastfeeding baby that has acid reflux
moms feel that they want to give up on breastfeeding after a while due
to the many different difficulties they might be experiencing during
breastfeeding, but can I please encourage you to read our page on the benefits of breastfeeding, not just for your baby, but for your sake too.
Other pages on “breastfeeding problems” in connection with Calming baby:
- Breastfeeding a baby with lactose intolerance
- Food sensitivity and allergy in breastfed babies
- Inspirational breastfeeding stories
- Dealing with infant growth spurts
- Breastfeeding a sick baby
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