Stomach aches are common for babies and they can make an appearance out of the blue. Your baby is perfectly happy and suddenly starts fidgeting and crying. She may be unusually fussy and seems very uncomfortable. This could mean she is having stomach pain due any of the common reasons. Thankfully, it not usually anything serious and can be mostly relived by some common remedies.
Signs that baby may have a stomach ache
Makes faces as if s/he is in pain (grimaces)
Common Reasons of Stomach Pain in Babies
Gas in babies is a common culprit of stomach pain in babies. Gas can be due to plenty of reasons like new solid foods, intake of excessive wind, change in formula brand etc. Baby’s intestines and stomach are still not fully mature and they are often not able to digest foods that are being introduced, leading to excessing gas pains. The same foods after a few weeks or months may not cause the same discomfort.
This is a touchy topic but a common reason for tummy ache in babies. Many a times, we end up overfeeding babies because we are not sure if they have had enough. This can cause them to have pain due to bloating and may also vomit out food.
While some spit up after feeding in common and fine in babies, reflux is more serious. Reflux happens when the valve between your baby’s food pipe and stomach is not working properly, and food and milk comes up along with gastric acids from the stomach to the throat.