Soothing a fussy baby
Fussiness during or after a feeding can happen for many reasons. Your baby may have a wet or soiled diaper and is just feeling uncomfortable. Also, your baby may be cold or have gas in her stomach and may need to be burped.
However, one of the reasons could be that she is having difficulty tolerating her formula. Some formula-fed babies may develop sensitivity or intolerance when they are exposed to the whole proteins contained in most routine milk-based formulas. Signs of intolerance include:
- Your baby doesn’t seem content after a bottle and acts fussier than usual.
- She seems unusually gassy.
- Her stools seem hard.
- She has trouble sleeping.
Talk with your baby’s physician. GERBER® GOOD START® milk-based formulas may help your baby’s tolerance. These are the only formulas that start with 100% whey protein, the highest-quality protein available in infant formula. This gentle whey protein is then broken down into smaller pieces to be easy to digest in your baby’s tummy. They’re called
COMFORT PROTEINS®, and only GOOD START formula has them. If you and your baby’s doctor decide to switch formulas, remember to make the transition gradually to lessen the chance of upsetting your baby’s digestive system.
If your baby seems fussy and uncomfortable, her tummy may be upset. Try the following tips to help comfort her:
- Lay her, tummy down, across your knees and gently rub her back.
- Carry your baby around with you to keep her in motion.
- Go for a car ride; the gentle vibrations may put her to sleep.