baby wind

Wind

Some babies take in more air than others when feeding, whether they are breast or bottle fed.

Four ways to wind your baby are:

  1. Hold her against your shoulder and gently rub or pat her back.
  2. Sit her on your lap supporting her head with your hand under chin and gently rub or pat her back.
  3. Lay her stomach-down on your lap rubbing your baby’s back at the same time helps to provide comfort and reassurance.
  4. Help your baby to relax in a warm bath or gently massage her tummy in a circular clockwise motion which can bring relief as well as helping to release trapped wind.

If symptoms do not improve, or get worse contact your health visitor or family doctor for advice.

Did you know, until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time.