What do you do when a baby’s stomach is bloated?
- Feed your baby in a slightly reclining position. This helps reduce the amount of air he swallows.
- Don’t overfeed the little one. Stop feeding him if he refuses or turns away from the bottle or breast.
- Burp during and after feeding to avoid the build-up of air in your baby’s tummy.
What causes a baby’s belly to swell?
An umbilical hernia happens when intestine, fat, or fluid pushes through a weak spot or hole in your baby’s stomach muscles. This causes a bulge near or in the belly button, or navel. It may look like your child’s belly button is swollen.
Why is my baby stomach big and hard?
If your child’s abdomen feels swollen and hard, and if she has not had a bowel movement for more than one or two days or is vomiting, call your pediatrician. Most likely the problem is due to gas or constipation, but it also could signal a more serious intestinal problem.
How do you know if baby is bloated?
- crying while passing gas or soon after, especially if the crying happens when a baby is unlikely to be hungry or tired.
- arching the back.
- lifting the legs.
- a swollen-looking stomach.
- passing gas or belching.
How do I know if my baby has an umbilical hernia?
Symptoms of umbilical hernia include: A slight swelling or even a bulge near the belly button. The spot becomes larger and harder when the baby cries, coughs, or strains, due to the increase of pressure on the abdomen. Under normal circumstances, the hernia is not painful to the touch.
How do I know if my baby has digestive problems?
What might gastrointestinal problems mean in a newborn?
- Vomiting forcefully or often.
- Vomiting green bile or blood.
- Becomes lethargic.
- Has any other signs of distress.