Crying, Gas and Fussiness

  • Long bouts of crying negatively affect postpartum moms

    A new study confirms that when exposed to prolonged crying, new moms experienced helplessness, anxiety, sadness and frustration.1

  • Frustration in particular was shown to increase continually over time.

    Maternal Frustration Response Increass as Crying Progresses

    Study design1:

    • Randomized, controlled trial of 111 primiparous postpartum women with healthy infant <6 months old
    • Subjects randomized to listen to 10-minute recording of either a crying or a cooing infant
    • Without knowing how long recording would last, subjects were asked to listen and think of recording as if they were holding their own healthy infant after he or she had been fed and changed
    • While continually listening, participants were asked to record their frustration on visual analog slider scale, and to record positive/negative emotions, and soothing/coping strategies, among other measures
  • Enfamil® Gentlease® eases fussiness, gas and crying in 24 hours

    When frustrated moms come to you, they need your help right away.

    Start a dialogue by helping her understand what’s happening.


  • Some moms may not tell you that their baby is crying a lot. They may not recognize this as a possible feeding issue.

    Help them by probing these issues first, especially for the first 3 months, at every visit:

    • Ask whether her baby has crying/fussy episodes
    • If the answer is yes, ask her how often her baby has these episodes and how long the episodes last
    • Encourage her to share her feelings and reassure her that she’s not alone

    Help moms to understand what’s happening by sharing facts and dispelling myths:


  • What is Normal Crying vs Colic: Myth vs Truth

    What is Normal Crying vs Colic: Myth vs Truth

    Moms can find confusing information about colic and how to help their crying, fussy baby feel better. Providing the real facts about what’s normal crying and fussiness in their baby goes a long way to dispelling myths and calming moms’ frustrations.

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Crying and Colicky Behavior: Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

    Crying and Colicky Behavior: Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

    Here are some key questions concerned moms can use to help them get the answers they need including a checklist of things to do or write down to prepare for a visit to the pediatrician.

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Crying, Fussiness, and Colic: What Doctors Are Learning

    Crying, Fussiness, and Colic: What Doctors Are Learning

    Doctors and researchers have a number of theories about what causes babies’ crying, fussiness, and colic. Moms can read about what doctors are saying and thinking to give them a sense of comfort that this is an issue that many moms are facing.

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Coping with Crying or Colicky Baby: Everyday Tips

    Coping with Crying or Colicky Baby: Everyday Tips

    Frustrated moms are looking for advice as to what she can do to ease her baby’s discomfort. Helpful suggestions include a variety of calming techniques as well as advice on knowing when it’s time to call the pediatrician.

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Gassy Baby: Myth Versus Truth

    Gassy Baby: Myth Versus Truth

    Could her baby’s mood help prevent gas? This article answers this and other infant digestion questions. For instance, when baby is excited or keyed up, she is more likely to gulp air as she rushes through feeding.

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Newborn Gas: Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

    Newborn Gas: Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

    When moms and babies go home from the hospital, infant gas is to be expected – and it’s perfectly normal. This article identifies questions for mom to consider asking their pediatrician and how to prepare for a pediatrician appointment.

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Help To Ease Baby’s Gas: Everyday Tips

    Help To Ease Baby’s Gas: Everyday Tips

    Simple, everyday tips to ease baby’s gas and make baby more comfortable.
     

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Baby Gas: What Doctors Are Learning

    Baby Gas: What Doctors Are Learning

    Experts are continuing to find ways to reduce gas and the related discomfort.
     

    Full Article for Mom on Enfamil.com

  • Reference: 1. Barr RG et al. Infant Behav Dev. 2014;37:652-664.