After taking two months off to be a new mommy Yumology is back and ready to bring you even more delicious recipes, tips and products.
Being a new mother certainly has its challenges: late night feedings, mountains of laundry, carseats, bouncers, diaper changes, etc., but the one word every new parent dreads hearing is COLIC!
Colic is a digestive condition that affects 50% of all newborn babies. To put it bluntly colic is baby-gas. It's painful, uncomfortable and it comes with a viscious cirlce of feeding, crying, burping, crying, bouncing, crying, pooping, crying over and over again.
Though it is considered a temporary condition, it is particularly exhausting for parents who have to manage it throughout the day. There are numerous over-the-counter meds that offer relief, gripe water and mylicon drops being two of the most popular. Despite the availability of theses medicines there is one solution that has proven to provide the best relief - mom's diet.
If you're breastfeeding and your baby is colicky consider eliminating the following culprits from your daily intake:
SODA OR OTHER GASEOUS BEVERAGES
Unfortunately moms, those nine months of pregnancy spent abstaining from certain indulgences extends into what many like to call the Fourth Trimester.
On the upside deciding to breastfeed your baby comes with the following advantages:
STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR BABY
FASTER CALORIE BURN FOR MOM
TENDER EMOTIONAL BONDING WITH BABY
NO BOTTLES TO CARRY OR CLEAN
FOOD ON HAND AT ALL TIMES
After years of studying food's effect on health, society, business, etc. it's been truly amazing to see how we're able to create our own nutrition and nourishment for our offspring. It goes without saying that we've developed a newfound respect for cows in the process!
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