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The different cries of a baby

There are different kinds of cries a baby makes and only a mom can identify them as they get to know their baby. babies have hungry , pain, attention and now that my Shrimp is teething he now has a new cry. To some moms it can be very frustrating and they may give up because they don’t know what is wrong with their baby. Some mothers just leave it to the doctors to identify the problem and it would seem that its nothing but just a small thing that can be resolved.

Teething

According to Meredith (2016), “Begin a regimen of massaging and cleaning the baby’s gums as soon as he is born,” Dr. Hanna suggests. Whether you breast- or bottle-feed, clean his mouth out after feedings whenever possible. “Using a clean piece of gauze or a washcloth, rub your finger along the gum pads, cleaning out any leftover milk,” he says.

If you continue this through the teething stage, you’ll accomplish two things: First of all, your baby will be used to having something stuck in his mouth after meals, which will make tooth-brushing easier down the road. Second, the pressure from the massage will make teething just a little less painful.

“The pressure of the tooth coming in from below is countered by the pressure from the massaging on the top,” says Dr. Hanna. “It feels good, and it helps break down the gum tissues slowly.”

Hunger

This is probably the first thing you think of when your baby cries. Learning to recognize the signs of hunger will help you start feeding your baby before the crying stage. Some hunger signs to watch for in newborns include fussing, lip smacking, rooting (a newborn reflex that makes babies turn their head toward your hand when you stroke their cheek), and putting their hands to their mouth.

Stomach problems from colic and gas

Tummy troubles associated with gas or colic can lead to lots of crying. The rather mysterious condition known as colic is usually described as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, at least three days a week, at least three weeks in a row ( BabyCenter, 1997-2016)

Reference

 Meredith Corporation.2016. Parents

available at :http://www.parents.com/baby/health/baby-teeth/baby-teething-timeline/

L.L.C. 1997-2016. BabyCenter: 12 reasons babies cry and how to soothe them

 

 

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