Congratulations you have become parents of a healthy infant child. However, being a new parent, you are left in the lurch as to how to take care of your child. When you are a working parent, then things can become extremely uncontrollable at times.
It is normal for babies to cry. You do not have to get overwhelmed on what to do. The only manner they communicate is through crying. You will want to know that crying is a good from of communicating.
Crying Does Not Always Mean Hungry
Many new parents think the baby is crying because they are hungry. Most of the time, the baby does cry because they are hungry. But, not always. Sometimes you will notice that when feeding the infant, they fall asleep.
This is when you realize that the infant was not hungry at all. The baby was sleepy. You need to keep track of how long it has been since feeding the baby. That will help you understand why the infant is crying.
In some cases, the baby feed once in 2-3 hours. Not more. Infants less than 6 months need a feed by 3 hours at the most. Few other indicators may be due to inability in passing potty. Infants find it extremely difficult to pass motion then they can cry uncontrollably.
Baby Has Passing Wind Problems
Sometimes babies tend to pass more wind that other babies. These things happen. There is no need to panic. Usually after feeding, some babies find it difficult to pass wind.
Hence, they can struggle or cry. But, it is normal. Make sure when feeding them to place them in the right position. Feed them slowly and do not force feed. Normally after feeding, you would have noticed parents or elderly patting the back of the baby.
That is to help them burp. The baby must have burped a few times or once. This enables you to know that the food has been digested. You can lie the baby face down and using your arm. Hold the infant in the horizontal position across your body.
Sometimes parents gently pat the back of the baby. However, it may be ineffective. You can need to place few firm pats to ensure that the baby burps well. Unless you pat the baby firmly, the infant may not be able to release the gas and feel comfortable.
Babies tend to also have issues with lower wind. That is also normal. You can hold the infant on your chest in the toilet position. This is an effective way to get them rid of the gas. Passing wind is a great sign that everything is fine with your baby.
However, if your baby is facing constant trouble when passing wind, then it would be better to show the child to a physician.
Taking care of newborn babies doesn’t have to be a strenuous affair. You can take care of the infant just fine. However, enlighten yourself about your baby. Not all the infants are the same. As a mother, you would want to do your best in understanding your baby better.