How to Help a Child with Kabag
Are you looking for a simple kabag remedy for your baby? You can consider the following tips:
Check their feeding position
The first practical tip is to check your baby’s feeding position.
Bottle feeding does not cause gas, but a wrong bottle position might make the baby swallow too much air.
To prevent kabag, tip the bottle higher so that the nipple is filled with milk. Additionally, check for clogged bottle nipples. If the milk doesn’t flow, then your baby is only sucking air. Finally, consider anti-colic feeding bottles; these bottles are designed to lessen the air in the tip.
Breastfeeding mommies also need to check their baby’s attachment and position. Keep the baby’s head higher than their tummy. This is so the air stays on top of the stomach while the milk sinks, making it easier for them to burp.
Don’t skip burping
Another kabag remedy for the baby is burping. To burp the baby, you can:
- Carry your baby against your chest, with their chin on your shoulder. Use one hand to support them and the other to pat their back gently; or
- Lay them on their belly over your lap. Be sure to support their head: it must be higher than their tummy. Use one hand to pat them on the back gently.
Help your baby “work out”
Movement helps them pass gas, so consider mini workouts for your baby. Lift their legs and move them in little pedaling motions. You can also give them more time on their tummy.
Be mindful of their (and your) food
If they exhibit signs of formula intolerance, it’s best to stop giving it to them for now and talk to their doctor about another alternative. In case you’re breastfeeding and notice that some foods in your diet particularly make your baby gassy, consider avoiding those foods.
Give them a baby massage
And finally, help them pass gas by performing a rub-down. Start with the tummy and then give them a gentle massage on their shoulders, arms, and legs. Massage relaxes your baby, which may help them pass gas.
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