Babies with Gas: A Hard time for New Parents
Today, I met with a new client and her eight week old son. He was cute as a button and smiling when I greeted him.
This was his first ever Massage! Lucky guy, he was in for a treat! So I thought.
You see, this little guy among many babies suffered from gas and bloating! He was up all night, and always seemed to be in pain. His abdomen was hard and he sure was trying to push gas out.
My new client told me that I was her last hope to help with his gas pain. No pressure!
So we got right to it! I started with leg pumping (individual, together with a hold and together in a clockwise motion). He started to fuss, so mommy had to soothe him for a minute.
Next I tried the Water Wheel technique, even more crying and fuss, but he let out a FART!
We had to break again, but continued with this technique and the little guy let out two more BIG farts!
I continued to show my client the rest of the colic and gas routine: I Love You technique, costal border thumb stripping, full moon/half circle and touch relaxation.
Massaging your baby twice per day for at least two weeks will NATURALLY help to improve their digestion therefore reducing gas.
I have no doubt in my mind that if this great mom continues with her techniques and avoids acidic foods, everything will work itself out!