Farting in the newborn should not be a worrying sign. Often times, gasses do build up and they might have some troubles getting rid of these gasses. Newborn do not have such a strong digestive system as we do and this might lead to some of these smelly gasses. Some of the main reasons that will lead to excessive farting in your baby will be the introduction of new foods and excessive crying.
We have done some research to find out why babies might be prone to excessive farting and what might be the cause of this. We also talked a to a couple of medical professionals to find out when you should be worried and which simple remedies can be used to ensure your baby is fine. In this article, you should get peace of mind for your farting newborn.
Signs You Should Look For When Your Baby Is Farting:
While the occasional farting might not cause any reason for concern, many parents are worried that the farting can lead to problems as it becomes a little more excessive. Here are a couple of things you should look for when your newborn is experiencing constant farting:
- Behavior: Their behavior is fundamentally important and when the farting is accompanied by loud noises and or signs of pain, you might need to consult your physician to ensure the baby is doing fine.
- Cramping: Cramping can be due to different reasons and mostly the immature digestive tract is the main cause. This will dissipate over time and your baby will be digesting the food a little better. You might need to consider changing the food.
- Bloating: Babies do tend to swallow air bubbles much more often than we as adults do and this can be something you need to keep in mind. When the baby is bloated, it is no time to panic, but if this is a regular occurrence, you definitely need to take a little more caution when feeding the baby.
While there are many more reasons for excessive farting, these are the common warning signs you need to be aware of. They could indicate that something is wrong, but a trip to the doctor will be the best way to give you certainty and peace of mind.
Simple Remedies For A Baby With Excessive Farting:
There are a couple of simple remedies that you can do from home when your baby is farting excessively. These remedies are really affordable and they could help to nullify the problem without forcing you to spend 100s of dollars on medical bills from your doctor:
- Change your diet:
Breastfeeding your baby will have a direct relation to the foods that you have eaten. One of the best ways to ensure your baby is healthy will be to change your diet. The breastfeeding milk directly correlates to the diet of your baby. We have seen many babies stop the excessive farting as soon as the mother changes their own diet. This might not be such an advanced tip, but it could make a lot of difference.
- Reduce crying:
Crying has been proved to cause a lot of gasses. These gasses can be reduced by reducing the crying of your baby. If the baby is unhappy, they might cry quite often and this will lead to gasses. One thing we always recommend is keeping your baby happy and they will also be healthy. However, crying cannot always be avoided.
- Massage the stomach
Gasses do sprout out of the stomach area and you need to reduce the number of gasses. By massaging the stomach, you will be making the digestive system a little more relaxed and this could release some of these gasses. This might lead to excessive farting or burping at the time but will reduce the amount of farting later on.
- Warm compress:
Gasses can’t be released when it is cold and they will be much more painful and take a little longer to be released. Using a warm towel can heat up the digestive tract and this will make it much simpler for your baby to release some of these gasses. It can also help to reduce any problems that are related to gasses being stuck in the tummy.
- Oral Drops:
While this can be a little more expensive, using oral drops will be one of the best ways to get rid of some gasses in your baby. The oral drops are not all that expensive and they can easily allow the gasses to pass through the body. However, some babies might reject the drops at first and this could lead to some problems or excessive crying.
- Hold the bottle correctly:
Feeding with a bottle is probably the most common way to ensure your baby has been fed. However, it the bottle is not secure, gasses might creep into the throat of the baby and this could lead to farting and stomach cramps. By holding the bottle correctly, you can avoid this altogether.
Farting is not much of a problem and you should not be worried. As we have mentioned, it is recommended that you do visit the pediatrician to ensure everything is fine, but most of the time, this can be sorted at home. These remedies are easy to do and they could make life a little easier for you and the little one.
We would like to thank you for reading this article and encourage you to share some of your thoughts. Let us know in the comment section which of these remedies you have found helpful and if you might have any other helpful remedies