Most babies hiccup after meals, especially in the first few months. Hiccups aren't necessarily a sign of tummy-aches or indigestion.
Tip: •Try burping her, in case she has air in her tummy.
Fussiness, Gas and Crying
When a baby is born, her digestive system is still maturing, and continues to develop over the first several months. Because of this, you may experience a gassy or fussy baby. It's not unusual. These behaviors may be the result of a feeding intolerance or sensitivity.
Tips: •Try burping her, in case she has air in her tummy. •Give her smaller and more frequent feedings. •Make each feeding as calm and relaxed as possible. •If your baby is swallowing too much air during feeding, check the nipple to see if it is clogged, or if she's ready for a faster-flow nipple. •Also check the angle at which you're holding the bottle during feeding. Always tip the bottle downward into your baby's mouth at a 45° angle with the nipple full of milk, not air. •Avoid interruptions during feedings. •Ask your baby's doctor about special formulas for gassy or fussy babies.
Some babies have trouble staying awake long enough to eat well. You'll know your baby is getting enough to eat if she: •Eats 8+ times per day in the first 2-3 weeks •Has 6-8 wet diapers per day •Has 1-3 bowel movements per day
If your baby is too sleepy to eat, try: •Looking at her, touching her and talking to her in varying tones •Undressing her to stimulate alertness •Gently rubbing the sole of her foot •Talking to her doctor
Enfamil® Gentlease infant formula helps ease fussiness, crying, and gas within 24 hours, while also providing the nutrition your baby needs for healthy growth and development.
Many feeding issues simply indicate that your baby's digestive system is developing, and a change in formula can often make all the difference. Enfamil Gentlease has an easy-to-digest protein blend that is specifically formulated for babies with sensitive tummies.
Enfamil Gentlease formula is nutritionally complete, providing essential nutrients your baby needs for healthy physical and mental development through her first year.