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BEBE PEUT SOUFFRIR DES COLIQUES AIDONT LE MAMAN

Votre bébé se tortille, chouine ou pleure à grands cris ? Il émet des gaz et semble dans un état d'inconfort ? Il souffre sans doute de coliques.

Tout de suite après le biberon, ou plusieurs heures après, votre bébé se tortille, chouine ou pleure à grands cris. Il a du mal à faire ses rots, émet beaucoup de gaz et semble dans un état de très grand inconfort. Pour une jeune maman qui se retrouve pour la première fois avec un nourrisson à la maison, c’est la panique ! Rien ne le soulage, les pleurs ne semblent jamais devoir cesser… L’horreur.

On parle de coliques du nourrisson… A tort. En effet, l’expression pourrait faire penser à une maladie du système digestif alors que le plus souvent, il n’en est rien. « En réalité, le nourrisson est en train de s’adapter à une nouvelle alimentation, un nouveau rythme, à toutes sortes de stimuli… Bref, une nouvelle vie qui provoque tensions et fatigue, rendant sa digestion plus difficile », explique la Dre Karine Garcette, pédiatre.

Lorsque ces « coliques » ne s’accompagnent d’aucun autre symptôme, comme des régurgitations, que le bébé boit son biberon sans problème et grandit bien, inutile de s’inquiéter. Il faut juste prendre son mal en patience ! Facile à dire quand on a un bébé qui pleure sans arrêt… Si vous êtes inquiète, n’hésitez pas à prendre rendez-vous chez votre pédiatre. « Loin d’être inutiles, ces consultations permettent de rassurer les jeunes mamans, poursuit la pédiatre. Elles se sentent impuissantes et incapables de soulager leur enfant, et il est important de les déculpabiliser. » Tout simplement en leur expliquant qu’il s’agit d’une étape normale de son développement.

Certains pédiatres tentent de changer de lait, mais souvent sans succès. D’autres prescrivent des médicaments antispasmodiques, mais ils ne sont pas toujours efficaces. Mieux vaut le savoir pour s’y préparer : ces coliques atteignent leur pic de fréquence entre 1 et 3 mois puis, aux alentours de 4 mois, tout rentre dans l’ordre. Une maman avertie en vaut deux !

Bon à savoir
Des massages abdominaux peuvent soulager votre bébé. Allongez-le sur le dos, prenez ses deux jambes dans vos mains. Puis repliez-les doucement de façon à ce que les deux genoux touchent le ventre et soient en contact l’un avec l’autre. Effectuez alors des cercles dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre

English translation by community member emma520

BABY POSSIBLY SUFFERING FROM COLIC: HELP THE MUM

Does your baby squirm, whine or cry loudly? Does he pass gas and always seem uncomfortable? Without doubt, they are suffering from colic.

Immediately or several hours after the bottle, your baby squirms, whines or cries loudly. He burps excessively, emits a lot of gas and seems to be extremely uncomfortable. For a young mother who finds herself for the first time with a suckling infant at home, it sets in panic. Nothing relieves, the crying never ends…the horror.

One often talks about colic of the infant, incorrectly. In effect, the expression could allude to an illness of the digestive system so that most often, it’s nothing serious. “In reality, the infant is in the process of adapting to a new diet, a new rhythm, to all sorts of stimuli…in brief terms, a new life which provokes stress and fatigue makes digestion more difficult” explains pediatrician Karine Garcette.

When a case of colic doesn’t present with any other symptoms, such as regurgitations, the baby drinks from a bottle without problems and is growing well, it’s useless to worry, it’s necessary to just care for their sickness patiently. Easy to say, when one has a baby who cries unstoppably…if you are worried, don’t hesitate to consult with your pediatrician. “Far from being useless, these consultations allow young mothers to be reassured”, continues the pediatrician, “they feel powerless and incapable of relieving their child, and it’s important to get rid of the guilt”. Simply explaining to them that this is a normal stage of their development.

Certain pediatricians try to change their milk, often without success. Others prescribe antispasmodic medicine, but they aren’t always effective. It’s more worthwhile to know how to prepare yourself: colic reaches its peak frequency between 1 and 3 months, then, around 4 months all goes back in order. A mother forewarned is a mother forearmed!

Good to know
Abdominal massages can relieve your baby. Lay them on their back, and then take their legs in your hands. Fold the legs gently so that the knees touch the belly, still in contact with each other. Then, make circles with the knees clockwise.

Comments

Benedicte, je jouis de lire cet article. Vous traitez d'une problème sociale qui transgresse plus loin que juste le colique - comment on peut identifier une maladie sérieuse, ou en fait le panique a causé par des symptômes qui semble dangereux, mais ne sont pas du tout. J'aime surtout que vous ne reprochez pas des jeunes mamans qui ne savent pas la vérité de colique. C'est fréquent et injuste que ceux qui paniquent sans savoir sont traités avec condescendance par des experts ou commentateurs.

oui ma soeur je vous comprend tres bien c'est alors qu'il est important de se dirriger vers un expert du moment ou vous constater un ça ne va pas chew votre bebe

Bénédicte Bulangalire;
fille ambassadrice pour la paix

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Translation

BABY POSSIBLY SUFFERING FROM COLIC: HELP THE MUM

Does your baby squirm, whine or cry loudly? Does he pass gas and always seem uncomfortable? Without doubt, they are suffering from colic.

Immediately or several hours after the bottle, your baby squirms, whines or cries loudly. He burps excessively, emits a lot of gas and seems to be extremely uncomfortable. For a young mother who finds herself for the first time with a suckling infant at home, it sets in panic. Nothing relieves, the crying never ends…the horror.

One often talks about colic of the infant, incorrectly. In effect, the expression could allude to an illness of the digestive system so that most often, it’s nothing serious. “In reality, the infant is in the process of adapting to a new diet, a new rhythm, to all sorts of stimuli…in brief terms, a new life which provokes stress and fatigue makes digestion more difficult” explains pediatrician Karine Garcette.

When a case of colic doesn’t present with any other symptoms, such as regurgitations, the baby drinks from a bottle without problems and is growing well, it’s useless to worry, it’s necessary to just care for their sickness patiently. Easy to say, when one has a baby who cries unstoppably…if you are worried, don’t hesitate to consult with your pediatrician. “Far from being useless, these consultations allow young mothers to be reassured”, continues the pediatrician, “they feel powerless and incapable of relieving their child, and it’s important to get rid of the guilt”. Simply explaining to them that this is a normal stage of their development.

Certain pediatricians try to change their milk, often without success. Others prescribe antispasmodic medicine, but they aren’t always effective. It’s more worthwhile to know how to prepare yourself: colic reaches its peak frequency between 1 and 3 months, then, around 4 months all goes back in order. A mother forewarned is a mother forearmed!

Good to know
Abdominal massages can relieve your baby. Lay them on their back, and then take their legs in your hands. Fold the legs gently so that the knees touch the belly, still in contact with each other. Then, make circles with the knees clockwise.

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