Baby Feeding Problems Baby Feeding Problems

Conditions - Baby Feeding Problems

DOES YOUR BABY HAVE A FEEDING PROBLEM?

Even with the best nutrition and care, many babies have feeding problems of one sort or another, especially in their first year of life.

A baby’s digestive and immune systems can take time to fully mature and this can sometimes lead to digestive problems or even allergies.

REFLUX

Reflux happens when a baby’s stomach contents escape back up to into their oesophagus (food pipe) and into their mouth. Reflux usually happens soon after a feed, and can cause babies to “spit up” milk or vomit.

COLIC

Colic is a term used to describe excessive, uncontrollable crying or fussing in babies who are otherwise healthy and well fed.

Constipation

Formula fed babies are more prone to constipation, and can cause painful bowel movements and distress.

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy is a common food allergy in babies, and can cause varied symptoms including rash, digestive problems, and a failure to thrive.

Hungry baby

Babies who wake often due to hunger are often grumpy and tired, and may be at risk of overfeeding and excessive weight gain.

Diarrhoea

Babies with diarrhoea lose a lot of water as well as valuable electrolytes like sodium and potassium, and can quickly become dehydrated.