A Dietitian Reveals
How incredible would it be if you could get an answer to why your baby is suffering and even better, an immediate solution to end your baby’s suffering today?
After 9 months of pregnancy there is nothing more beautiful and consolidating than to hold your new born baby in your arms. And if they latch on immediately to your breast or a bottle, all our other problems in life seem like a distant memory. However, the story of child brith and feeding a baby isn’t always a straightforward journey.
Are you one of those mothers who have gone weeks or months with a baby who is suffering and crying excessively and not known why? Have you made several trips to your GP, put your baby on medication and still not seen an improvement?
If this is you then I hope this blog post empowers you. Allow me to share with you the Top 3 Causes of Baby Pain.
Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance
I have worked with thousands of babies and I can honestly say that for 90% of them, the cause of baby pain tends to be related to cow’s milk. Let me give you an idea of the symptoms a baby may display if they have an intolerance to cow’s milk:
Colic, reflux, vomiting, rash, poor feeder, diarrhoea, weight loss, eczema, arching their back, general distress and many more symptoms.
Formula milk is made of cow’s milk. Even the comfort range of formula milks or even the anti-reflux range contain cow’s milk protein! And yes, lactose free formulas still contain cow’s milk protein so that may explain why your baby is still in distress.
You see, it’s the protein in the milk that’s causing the problem(s) and not so much the lactose! It’s very very rare that lactose causes an issue!
For those of you who are breastfeeding: Dairy will be transferred to you baby through your milk so you may need to consider a dairy free diet.
I have seen the most bizarre conditions heal after changing over to a dairy free diet. These conditions include: otitis media (ear infection), mild asthma, poor sleep and recurrent chest infections.
I believe in a holistic approach in managing disease so although the scientific evidence might be poor to support the correlation between a dairy free diet and recurrent chest infections for instance, if it works it works. We are all unique so nothing fits all!
Cow’s milk protein intolerance is what has inspired me to go into business since I have found that infants are children are left way to long before they receive the help and advice they need. Nishti’s Choice offer online help and advice to parents all over the world and the appropriate feed is delivered to the baby within 3 working days.
Please note, if your baby shows an immediate reaction after feeding then it may be a cow’s milk protein allergy and not an intolerance. Please contact your doctor as soon as possible if that’s the case. I explain more about this in my FREE eBook.
Specialist Health Visitor Trudi Law writes: Ear pain in babies can be a sign of otitis media, affecting the middle ear. It is caused by an infection which causes inflammation. Babies over the age of 6 months who are unwell and pull/rub their ears will be in pain as the pus builds up behind the eardrum. Most infections clear up within about 3 days. Appropriate infant painkillers such as paracetamol can be given to relive the pain and high temperature. Always seek advice from your GP or call 111 if you are worried about your baby. Rubbing of the ears may also be associated with teething which also causes other symptoms. Babies are less likely to suffer recurrent ear infections if they are breast fed or live in a non-smoking household. Read more about Trudi here
Love Is All They Need
Babies have a very effective way of telling you what they are thinking and feeling and that is all done through crying.
Crying is how babies let you know they want or need something, the question is what do they want and need? From experience I have seen that many clients think crying means they are hungry. Yes it could be that they are, but crying could also mean:
more cuddles please
no more cuddles please
not hungry enough
not tired enough
feeling too cold
feeling too warm
And sometimes babies cry for no obvious reason.
A crying baby doesn’t necessarily mean they are in pain…..It could just be that they want some love and affection. If you as the parent or caregiver experience stress and feel disconnected, then your child will most likely also feel that. Babies are very in tune and can feel if the atmosphere isn’t right.
You’ll soon recognise that your baby cries in different ways depending on what she/he needs and how quickly she/he needs it.
So your baby will crave both physical contact and communication thats verbal and non verbal. The first year of a child’s life is spent communicating entirely through nonverbal means. So gaze into their eyez, smile at them and mirror their vocal responses…even if its guhguh gah gah. This will show your child that we are engaged in what they are saying. It can also encourage them because we are showing them that we are actively listening.
I hope this blog post about the ‘Top 3 Causes of Baby Pain’ has been useful to you. I am well aware that some infants and children are born with life threatening medical conditions which can cause a lot of pain. The intention of this blog post is to shine some light on cow’s milk protein intolerance.
As I mentioned, I have written a FREE eBook which goes deeper into the cause of baby pain. Download your FREE copy today by clicking the link.
If you want an immediate consultation then why not book yourself in for an online consultation with myself today by calling +447825750040.
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Please note that this information neither is medical advice, nor is it meant to replace the advice of your doctor or dietitian and I assume no liability for the use or misuse of this information.