3. Change Up The Menu
Although doctors are still working to pin point the exact causes of colic, there are studies that show colic is tied to milk protein allergies and/or intolerances. Dr. Vartabedian, author of “Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-To-Soothe Baby”, says that perhaps as many as one in three babies with colic have some kind of milk protein allergy. Read more about Dr. Vartabedian’s research here. If you’re suspicious that your baby might be suffering from food allergies, consult with your doctor and try eliminating dairy for a few weeks to see if things improve. It’s also recommended that you avoid acidic and hard-to-digest foods such as cruciferous vegetables. Check out Udderly Amazing Goodies for more information on suggested nursing dietary choices.