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Baby Cramps X Mother’s Feeding

One of the things that makes mothers desperate and with their hearts in their hands is the dark crises of colic in babies. Usually they begin after 15 days of birth and can last for the first three months of the baby’s life.
It is not yet known what causes the cramps of babies, but there are studies, theories and hunches.
There are already studies that say that our food is not the cause of colic in babies and that yes, they are part of the process of maturation of the intestines of babies, some will have and others not the terrible crises of colic.
There are also studies that show that formula-fed babies are more likely to have colic, because the protein present in the formulas is more difficult to digest.
But how to know if crying is a crisis of colic ?? In a baby with colic, you may notice the following:
  • He has intense crying crises, and it is difficult to calm him
  • He shrugs his legs and arches his back, stretches and squeezes as he cries.
  • He releases puns when he cries.
Colic usually attacks late afternoon and evening. In more difficult cases, the baby cries at any time of the day. It can be difficult to breastfeed when the baby is so uncomfortable. Source:  Baby Center

One of the points that can cause the cramps is the wrong handle, because the baby while breast feeding, swallows air and if it does not squeeze at the feeding intervals, it accumulates air and gets colic.

Just as it happens when the baby makes use of bottle and swallows air along with the formula.


It is often necessary for the baby to heal in the interval of each feed. This will ensure the non-accumulation of gases that cause colic. The process of breastfeeding occurs by dripping, imagine that the baby’s intestine is the size of a “marble” and is in the process of maturation. Simone de Carvalho


My daughter did not have any cramps, thank God, she always gave a lot of blows, but I took good care of my food the first 3 months, the most susceptible to crises. At this stage, I did not eat any flatulent food, but I can not prove if that was what made Clara not have cramps.
In college, I learned that we have no way to prove this connection, and what I did was to observe what I ate and Clara’s reaction to her intestine (feces, colic, amount of puns).
On the other hand, there is a list of foods that, yes, cause gas in us and some professionals advise that breastfeeding mothers do not consume them, to avoid cramping.
Foods that cause gas and possible discomforts in us are classified as flatulent. Flatulence is nothing more than the excessive production of intestinal gas and causes a great deal of discomfort and the list is not as small as many people think:
Cramps in the baby - flatulent foods
In addition to taking care of food to avoid causing the gases in us, we must also pay attention to these tips:
  • • Chew food slowly and slowly;
  • • Avoid conversations during meals;
  • • Do not use straws to drink liquids or rather, do not drink during meals.
Who ever had problems with baby cramps?
Did you notice if it was the day you ate something from the list above?
I hope it helps the mothers in this very chilly and painful phase.