1. Feeding Position
When breastfeeding, get a great attachment, and for bottle feeding, make sure the formula is covering the teat completely, doing these things will help avoid baby gulping to get more food and taking in the excess air into their stomach.
To try and avoid as much extra air intake while feeding, always ensure your baby’s head is higher than their tummy. It’ll make swallowing and natural digestion easier. Seems a crazy thing for me to even write, I know you’re thinking ‘who would lay a baby with their head lower than their body?’, yes, seems ridiculous, but apparently happens!
Baby massage is so lovely for so many reasons. It’s relaxing, assists with muscle tone and circulation, gives you a wonderful bonding time, helps baby understand and enjoy gentle touch, stimulates brain development and also helps with digestive issues like colic, constipation and the gas man. You can find a how-to on the net easily enough or contact your child health clinic for someone in the vicinity who specializes in baby massage. Be sure they are properly certified in infant massage, having done it on their own children only is not an acceptable qualification.
Lay your baby on your lap on his or her belly. Support your baby’s head and make sure it’s higher than his or her chest. Gently pat your baby’s back.