A happy, healthy baby is something all parents want and dream of. It’s stressful enough when the newborn comes along unsettling regular household routines, disrupting sleep patterns, creating the all too familiar baby chaos we love and loath. But amongst all that joy and wonderment we can also come face to face with unfamiliar, frustrating and exhausting conditions babies throw at us. These can cause stress and sleepless nights for both infants and parents as we struggle to understand what they are trying to tell us is wrong and how we can help.
Colic & indigestion are some of those common conditions. Baby colic, often occurring between the ages of two weeks and four months, is synonymous with acute distress to an otherwise healthy child. Colicky children will often cry uncontrollably. They may wake up abruptly and start crying and won’t stop even after being comforted.
While we don’t know exactly why babies suffer from colic, it is thought it could be due to an immature digestive system, food allergies, emotional stress or a developing nervous system.
Colic can arise due to indigestion or nerve pains in the abdomen. Children can show symptoms like a distended abdomen, flushed face, or be gassy and bloated. They will often pull their knees into the chest, clench their fists or bend forward pressing hard against the stomach. The colic-ridden child can experience some relief after passing gas or emptying of their bowels.
Your pediatrician is always your first port of call during these trying times as you want peace of mind that there aren’t any serious conditions that need medical treatment. Once anything serious has been ruled out you could try some of the traditional remedies ranging from removing cow’s milk from the diet, adding fibre, warmth, and cuddles to calmative medications.
Another soothing, natural remedy comes in the form of New Era tissue salts. New Era Combination E has been formulated using specifically selected minerals to support healthy digestion, abdominal comfort, neuralgia, flatulence, colicky pain and cramps.
New Era tissue salts are a safe and ideal option for infants. The mini-tablets quickly dissolve in the mouth or can be mixed with a little water and given using an eyedropper or a small spoon. While mum is nursing the baby, she can take the tissue salts and the properties of this remedy will end up in the breast milk.
New Era minerals have been used by families across the globe for over 90 years. The unique mini-sized fast melt tablets are delivered sublingually into the bloodstream bypassing the digestive tract for optimum absorption and utilisation.