Yes, breast milk is the best thing you can give your baby, even if your baby is sensitive to certain foods. Breast milk not only protects your baby's immune system, but it protects the lining of the gut, this prevents/heals most conditions that cause colic symptoms.
Watch Your Diet
To begin with, milk and milk products, such as yoghurt, milk and
cheese is the most common culprit in newborns, since their tummy lining
is not developed fully yet.
Try to eliminate all milk products in the
first few weeks of your baby's life. If the colic subsides, slowly introduce
them back into your diet after a few weeks.
Try and identify the food group and eliminate it from your diet for some time. If your fussy baby has now calmed down, you can safely assume that the eliminated food group was the cause. Try to keep its intake as low as possible, until the entire episode of colic has subsided. However, be careful not to eliminate too many food groups, since you do not want to starve yourself of the essential nutrients.
Apart from what mothers eat, they might also need to modify the way they breastfeed their crying, colicky babies.
In this section, we’ll tell you all about breastfeeding a colicky
baby and the modifications you might have to make in your existing
Is your baby fussy when latching on? If your colicky infant is
being fussy, he/she is refusing to breastfeed, or is showing any such signs, make
sure that he/she is latched on properly. Read more on
When breastfeeding a colicky baby, try to find the most comfortable breastfeeding position. You can try to breastfeed in a
lying down position.
When calming fussy babies, mothers need to make sure that the flow
of the milk is not a concern. A fast flow of breast milk, is likely going to
fluster the child, while a slower pace may frustrate. Read let down reflex tips.
A colicky baby or for that matter, any infant, should not be
made to wait for a breastfeeding session until they are ravenous. This
will cause a baby to gulp down milk and swallow air.