Tackling indigestion in babies

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Tackling indigestion in babies

Dyspepsia or Indigestion is a functional disease, affecting the stomach and small intestine. Tackling indigestion in babies is very important. A number of babies suffer from the condition which gives discomfort to a baby and may be caused by:

  • Eating too much.
  • Oily, spicy food as well as junk food.
  • Stress
  • Being overweight
  • Eating quickly
  • Ingestion of medicines like some supplements, pain killers and antibiotics.
  • Stomach cancer
  • Constipation
  • Inflammation of the pancreas and stomach
  • Intestinal problems

Symptoms of indigestion in babies

There are a number of symptoms of indigestion which must not be ignored and must be treated at the earliest:

  • Pain, burning or bloating in the upper abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Greenish stool
  • Gas build-up
  • Belching

Simple home remedies

These home remedies are known to relieve the symptoms of indigestion-

Cold milk:

A glass of cold cow’s milk can help relieve slight indigestion. It should not too cold for the baby. Use this method if your child is a year old or above.

Honey and Cinnamon powder:

Mix cinnamon powder and honey. Give only if your child has completed one year.

Cinnamon, milk, and honey:

A blend of cinnamon, warm milk and honey is good for stomach aches and cramps.

Peppermint Oil:

The fragrance of peppermint oil helps ease from nausea.

Pineapples:

Pineapples are a great source of roughage. You may give a slice to your child daily. This will relieve indigestion and improve digestion.

Lemon water:

This tastes good as well as is a natural remedy.

Ginger, Lemon, and Honey:

These three ingredients if taken together improves the digestion and relieves acidity.

Cloves:

Clove water can be made by boiling 2-3 cloves with sugar and water, cool it before giving it. It is beneficial for the pancreas and for digestion.

Burping the infant the right way:

It is advisable that your baby is burped in the right way to remove excess air from the body. Spitting milk when the burp is normal for newborns.

These are some remedies that help in tackling indigestion in babies symptoms of indigestion persist or there is a lot of pain, it is advisable to take the baby to a doctor as soon as possible.

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