If your baby is suffering from constipation, a gentle tummy massage can be a great way to provide relief. To massage your baby's tummy, start by placing warm hands on their tummy, at or below the navel. Using flat palms, gently stroke down in a rowing motion. This tummy massage for babies is very effective in relieving discomfort caused by gas, colic and constipation.
Elina Furmanm, a certified massage instructor and mother, shared a video on TikTok that shows her helpful advice for parents. Suitable from birth, you and your baby are introduced into specific short massage routines for 0-4 weeks, passing to 4-8 weeks and then blooming into a full body massage for 8 weeks and more. According to the NCT, a 2004 study found that infants in the intensive care unit who received massage spent less time in the hospital, scored slightly better on developmental tests than infants who did not receive massage, and had slightly fewer postnatal complications. If your baby is too upset or belly hurts too much to massage, try giving them a dose of flu water first.
For children who are constipated, Elina explains that pressing some pressure points on the soles of their feet is all they need to help them get out. Try this short but effective massage routine in the video and please let me know how it goes ♡. However, because babies may not yet walk or crawl, a parent or caregiver may want to help them exercise to relieve constipation. Safe oils for babies are Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, Roman Chamomile Anthemis nobilis and Mandarin Citrus reticulata.
Since I am breastfeeding if my babies have gas, I imagine that my milk should not even contain probiotics, so I try to start eating more. Yesterday I read in “Super Nutrition for Babies” that sauerkraut is supposed to help with digestion, so I started eating something every day.