Your baby could be reacting to the food you eat through your breast milk. It is often a good idea for a breastfeeding mom to get her Food Intolerances tested to prevent her baby from having digestive disturbances. The most common reactions occur when mom eats broccoli, cabbage, wheat or dairy. You can keep a food journal to see if you can find what foods make your baby worse, but if you are not successful in finding any correlations then it is easier to get your intolerances tested.
A teaspoon of Anise or Dill tea every couple of days for a week or two may also help to sooth the stomach. Make sure your baby is getting some healthy pre and probiotics from a reliable source. It should be sourced from human micro flora not bovine and should be specifically designed for babies. Most health food stores carry these.
If the problem is muscular skeletal, for example if your baby had a difficult birth then Cranial Sacral Therapy, Bowen or Chiropractic manipulation can help enormously.
Hopefully your baby will get relief from one or more of these therapies.
Dr. Janice Shouldice is a Naturopath who is a member of the The Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy Naturopathy and the The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She was voted by the Era Banner as the readers choice number one Naturopath for 3 years. Janice was also appointed to serve on the Complaints resolution Committee for 3 years. Janice is also a Registered Nutritional Consultant.
Janice’s treatment modalities include nutrition, complex homeopathy, herbal medicine and acupuncture. Janice treats patients with acute and/or chronic health concerns, including: skin conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive problems, infections including parasites and heavy metal and chemical toxicities.