Is your baby crying after nursing?

Is your baby crying after nursing?
October 01 12:38 2016

Is your baby crying after nursing?

Here is how to put an end to her agony

You are done feeding your baby. On first glance, she looks satisfied.

However, just after few minutes as soon as you make her sleep, she starts crying at the top of her lungs.

You are absolutely clueless. You don’t have an idea of what just happened. She looked satiated.

So you start searching for other signs.

You check her diaper. It’s all clean and dry. No sign of urine.

You look for bug or mosquitos troubling her but no trace of these pesky creatures.

As a new mother, you feel helpless. You even blame yourself for being a poor parent.

You see, this is the beauty or some rather call it the challenge for parents.

No amount of bookish knowledge, theory, talks & advice is worth the experience.

Why?

Every child is wired differently. That is why children respond differently even under similar circumstances.

As a parent, it is your responsibility to find out what works for your child. And if this is your second child, it is important to realize what worked with your first child won’t necessarily work with the other.

The old saying “every child is different” is true. One way parenting for all kids is a sure shot way to failure.

However, knowing what to look for while not just help you to deduce the problems but also save you from countless hours of trial and error.

Lack of Milk

If not mentioned here, could this ever cross your mind that your toddler is crying after nursing because she didn’t get enough milk?

Well, as shocking as this might look, it is easily possible.

When kids suck breasts, sometimes they are unable to extract the milk efficiently. There can be many reasons behind this such as improper positioning the child during feeding, the kid’s inability to suck properly.

It is a completely different case with bottles.

The bottles are designed in a way that makes the extraction of milk very easy for the kids. So, if this problem persists, you can feed your toddler through the bottle.

Hunger

“But how, she just finished 2 hours ago?”

A newborn’s stomach is tiny. They can hold very little milk. However, this hardly affects their digestion. In fact, kids digest their food quickly.

So, before they are done with the breastfeeding, their tummy prepares them for another round.

This leads to quick feeding sessions. That’s why doctors recommend feeding the newborns in every 2 to 3-hour intervals.

Disease

Some kids are born unhealthy. This is not necessary the mother’s fault. There are a million factors that determine your baby’s health and some are just out of your control.

What is relevant to you is to diagnose the problem.

One of the most common diseases is an overproduction of stomach acid. This causes a burning sensation in the stomach. Moreover, this irregularity causes troubles in the digestion of the food.

See your doctor. Usually, they test this hypothesis either with scanning the stomach or taking a sample of the microbes through the endoscope.

This is a fairly common disease and easily treatable.

Allergy

You must check for the symptoms of allergy.

You might happen to be allergic to some food. So, how do you figure out if it true in your case?

If the usual symptoms like rashes and marks come out, you should experiment with every food you eat.

Log your food in a journal for a month. Check your baby’s behavior after every meal. If something looks suspicious, cut them out & then watch you’re her reaction.

You should also check your family history. This method can even eliminate all the trials & errors. Saving you countless days & frustrations.

Gas

Make sure your baby is burping after each meal.

Not only is healthy but it also makes sure there isn’t any gas trapped inside to cause stomach ache.

After every feeding, pat her on the back & keep her upright.

Don’t let her fall asleep before you hear a gentle burpppp…!

No Reason

Ah, the most frustrating of all.

What if I tell you, after all, these experiments, you find out that there wasn’t any reason behind her cry?

Yes. Babies sometimes cry while nursing  (and after nursing) for absolutely no reason.

No amount of playing, cuddling, and kissing can stop it.

Some research even suggests that as the baby gets smarter, makes new neural pathways in her ways & learns about her surrounding, it can cause her discomfort. And this might be another reason contributing to her loud wail.

Closing Thoughts

Contrary to popular beliefs, parents don’t always act as the teacher.

Sometimes, it is the kid that teaches her parent. Yes, it is the kid that gives them the lesson of “the art of parenting.”

And you what is scary about this?

No amount of books can prepare you for this.

Don’t get me wrong. Advice from experts and experienced parents will indeed give you a framework.

But you have to figure out what works best for you for your kids under that frame.

And don’t worry. Your little cub will be with you to help you along the way, giving you signals in her language.

You will make mistakes. You will regret some moments.

But this is what makes the journey beautiful. A road full of thorns and petals called motherhood.

 

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