Baby's belly is always bulging? Colic or flatulence? These 5 reasons why mothers should distinguish

time:2023-02-07 author:Maternal-Child Nursing
Baby's belly is always bulging? Colic or flatulence? These 5 reasons why mothers should distinguish

Many novice mothers often encounter the situation of the baby's chubby belly after feeding the baby. The chubby belly is like a "little watermelon", and there is a "bang bang" sound when you pat it! Compared with the round belly of the child's young body, many new mothers are at a loss. What is the reason? Is the child eating too much or is he bloated? Do you need to intervene?

I. Physiological reasons: Frog belly

The baby's abdominal muscles are immature, and the abdominal wall is relatively thin, so the abdominal organs cannot be Including the tight bondage, some children's lumbar vertebrae bulge forward, so the baby may have a distended abdomen after feeding and before defecation, and the baby will have a small belly, which is a normal state, commonly known as "frog belly". Determined by the physiological characteristics of the baby, the general child basically disappears around the age of 2.

Second, flatulence

The baby's intestinal development is immature and the exhaust function is insufficient. If there is improper feeding, the child may develop increase, which in turn leads to flatulence! The baby will have a bulging belly, like to fart, and some children even spit up and cry! ❤The main reasons for the baby's flatulence are: 1. The mother eats improperly and ingests too many gas-producing foods, such as soy products (soy beans, peas, red beans, mung beans, black beans, etc.), cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.) and cabbage), high starch foods (sweet potatoes, corn, brown rice, etc.). 2. The baby's feeding position is incorrect or the pacifier model does not match, resulting in air intake! 3. The baby is not breastfed in time, which causes the child to be too hungry, and the child gulps milk or feeds too quickly, which leads to the air being brought into the air! 4. The baby is dazedly breastfeeding when the baby is crying, and the baby is substituted into the air because of the crying! ❤Solution: 1. Breastfeeding mothers control their diet and eat less gas-producing food (see the picture below!) 2. Pay attention to the feeding posture. Enter the ear canal! Breastfeeding should choose the correct breastfeeding position, and the baby should pay attention to holding the areola! 3. Develop good eating habits for children, feed them at a fixed point, and avoid being too hungry! 4. When the child is crying, it is not recommended to use milk to comfort, you can use more methods such as touching! 5. After drinking the milk, hold the baby upright, rest the head on the shoulder of the adult, burp the child in time, and do not put the child to sleep immediately! 6. It is recommended for babies with flatulence to perform abdominal massage, exhaust exercise, and passive exercise more than 1 hour after breastfeeding to help gas discharge!

Three, intestinal colic: abdominal distension + crying

two or three months old baby, often will There is a situation where the exhaust is not smooth and flatulence, the small face is flushed, the belly is bulging, especially at night, you can't stop crying, no matter how you hug it, then this is not simple flatulence , beware of the child's colic! Colic is the almost inevitable first pain in a newborn baby, caused by a strong contraction of the smooth muscle of the intestinal wall or flatulence. Pain often makes the baby cry more and more during the attack, most of which occur at night, also known as "dusk trouble", usually lasts at least 3 hours a day, 3 weeks in a row! ❤Solutions: 1. Wrap the baby to restore the protection mode in the mother's womb; 2. Let the baby lie on his stomach, sleep on his side or on the adult's chest, which will help exhaust! 3. Novice parents give their children more airplane hugs, massage the abdomen, etc., which will help the gas discharge! 4. You can choose probiotics for your child to relieve it. It is recommended to choose a special probiotic strain for infants and young children - Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17938, which is derived from the natural presence of breast milk. At the same time, there are a lot of studies that show that it can effectively reduce baby crying and relieve colic!

Four. Lactose intolerance: bloating + diarrhea

Babies love diarrhea during confinement, 5-6 times a day, the original We call it breast milk diarrhea, and later research found that this is actually a common lactose intolerance for babies! Baby's lactose intolerance is mainly due to the lack of lactase in the baby's body, unable to decompose lactose in breast milk or milk powder, lactose is decomposed by intestinal bacteria, resulting in a lot of gas, the baby's belly will be bulging, the intestines will make a gurgling sound, and the child Diarrhea, foamy stools, and sour odor in the stools, it is easy to bring out Baba when you fart! ❤Solution: 1. Breastfeeding mothers should control their diet and reduce the intake of foods containing lactose, such as milk, cakes, desserts, etc. 2. If you increase milk before breastfeeding, you can suck off part of the milk before giving it to the baby, because there is a lot of lactose in the foremilk! 3. Before breastfeeding or 10 minutes before formula feeding, you can give the baby lactase to help break down lactose; 4. For babies with severe lactose intolerance, you can also choose lactose-free formula milk! 5. Food accumulation Sometimes children are greedy and easy to accumulate food. Food accumulates in children, and their stomachs will be bulging. At the same time, some children will be accompanied by anorexia, vomiting, constipation, and peculiar smell in the mouth. , hard! ❤Solution: 1. The baby is fed on demand, and the amount of milk gradually increases. Don't overfeed! 2. Give your child proper drinking water! Choose easy-to-digest complementary foods for your child, such as porridge! 3. Older children need to control the intake of snacks, eat less and eat more! Digestive food choices are available! 4. Increase the amount of exercise of the baby and give the child more massage, which will help promote intestinal peristalsis and relieve abdominal discomfort!


If the baby has a simple, evenly large belly, normal skin color, and no special face, lie down If it is not swollen to the touch, not hard or painful, the child has no problems such as vomiting, and the child grows normally, with normal development such as exercise, then there is no problem. If your baby has a bloated belly, foaming at the mouth, dyspnea, lethargy, irritability, etc., regardless of whether he is nursing or not, he needs to be vigilant. There may be intestinal obstruction, necrotizing enterocolitis, etc., and he needs to seek medical attention in time!
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