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Natural remedies for colic and gas in babies

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If a baby is crying regularly, irritable and looks uncomfortable, colic could be the reason for it. Colic is not well understood but is often associated with indigestion, trapped wind and reflux. At times, the change in the diet from breast feeding may also contribute. Have your baby checked by a pediatrician to ensure their symptoms are not caused by a medical condition.

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There are some simple home remedies which will help to soothe a colicky baby:

Feeding the baby at regular intervals in small quantities will help give the baby enough time for digestion. Also, after the feed at night let the babies play for some time before being put on bed for sleep. Gently massaging their tummy, in a clockwise direction, may help.

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Boil a pinch of fennel seeds with water for around 10-15 minutes, and strain it. Give 1 teaspoon of it, twice a day to help get relief from gas and colic.

Take a little asafetida and add some water to dilute it. Apply this solution around the navel of the baby, using cotton or a sterilized cloth. It is well known in traditional Indian medicine to provide instant relief.

Colic usually ceases by three to four months of age. It is advisable to consult a health practitioner if the condition persists.

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