Colic and wind

Babies who have spent time in special care seem to suffer from winding problems more than full term babies. Baby massage is particularly good for giving relief from colic and wind.

As well as massage, the following could help, but you should also ask advice from a health professional:

  • Ensure your baby is sitting upright during feeds (if they are old enough) and is not gulping too much air
  • Try a medium-flow teat rather than a slow-flow or ‘newborn’ teat
  • Give your baby a warm bath
  • Hold them and rock them gently
  • Give them colic drops or gripe water.

While colic is particularly common in the first few months, it rarely lasts very long and causes no long-term problems.

The information on this page is more than two years old