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Infant Tummy Issues - Reflux and Colic

Here is a list of things to try...

1. First, just remember the basics about frequent burping, positioning upright after feeding, proper breast positioning, eg, sometimes football hold gives a better latch, or "belly-to-belly" if doing the across belly hold. Make sure infant does not have to reach across his/her shoulder to maintain a latch otherwise will suck lots of air. Also, make sure there is no tongue-tie, for the same reason. Lastly, make sure infant is getting lots of "hind milk" which is much higher in fat. Switching sides too soon will give the infant more sugar rich milk that is more likely to give gas and diarrhea.