Caring for a baby with colic can be very hard. They often cry a lot and it can be stressful for everyone. They usually cry after being fed and seem to have stomach problems. Usually they have some gas trapped inside their digestive system that is causing them pain and discomfort.
If you are breast feeding and your baby has colic, it may be a good idea to watch what you eat. There are some herbs that can help your baby feel better. If you are breast feeding, you can take these herbs and they will be delivered to the baby through the breast milk. If the baby is bottle fed, you will have to add a little bit to their bottle when you feed them.
Anise seed tea is great for your baby when it has colic. It contains iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, vitamins A, C, E, and B vitamins. If you are breast feeding, drink this tea throughout the day. If your baby drinks from a bottle, put some in the bottle.
Catnip tea is a good herbal remedy for colic also. Catnip is known to help with any problems of the digestive system. It can especially help get rid of gas that may be trapped in the digestive tract. Use this tea in the bottle or you can drink it if you are nursing your child.
Fennel seed is known to help with indigestion and spasms in the intestines. If your baby has colic, he/she will benefit from fennel seed tea. Mix some of the tea in a bottle, or you can drink it if you are nursing.
Dill seed tea also helps for babies with colic. Use any of these or a combination of these teas and you will see an improvement for sure.