If breastfeeding a colicky baby, DONT DRINK DIET SODA!! Apparently some babies cannot break down the amino acids that form the artificial sweeteners. Once I stopped drinking diet sodas, my baby's unexplained crying stopped.
Fennel and Cumin Tea
I am a mom of two bright kids and one of them is breastfeeding. Danial is now 18 months old and had extreme colic symptoms since his first month. He used to cry all the night and it was driving me crazy. I tried burping him, swaddling, giving him Karo syrup, gas drops etc...
The above-mentioned remedies were working just for a few hours or days and again the problem was same. Our pediatrician suggested Zantac, changed his formula from my breastfeeding but nothing.
I decided to go for different forums and put my question on different moms forums and got different suggestions and chose one common advice that I haven't tried yet.
It was a natural tea blend of fennel and cumin. I decided to give it a try and in my astonishment, my baby started soothing just after the first dosage. The tea manufacturer claims that it's an organic tea and after seeing the ingredients I was also convinced that cumin and fennel won't give any harm to my newborn.
I used this tea and got rid of colic in my baby. The tea is not only for dealing with colic but it also copes with constipation, acid reflux, and other tummy troubles in newborns that are most common in babies all over the world.
Where would I find this?
I am not finding a pre-made blend of fennel and cumin, but you could make your own.
You can use fennel and cumin from the grocery store or health food store.
- 1/8 teaspoon fennel
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin
- 2 ounces boiling water
Pour the water over the fennel and cumin and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
Strain out the fennel and cumin with a coffee filter.
I would give 1-2 Tablespoons of the (warm, not hot) tea at a time (even a teaspoon would be enough for a small baby) several times a day. The tea does not need to be sweetened and most sweeteners are not recommended for babies, especially honey. Make this fresh each day.
~Mama to Many~
How did you prepare the tea?
Hi where can I get this tea forr my baby who is new born with severe colic
Sunita, until you find those, you can try Chamomile tea. If you are nursing, drink a cup or two a day. If not, you can put a teaspoonful into his bottle or even in his mouth.