I delivered 4 days ago vaginally and I got a 3rd degree tear.

Judy

New Mum
Hello 👋
I have a few questions please help me.

1. Gas that comes with post delivery. Dos and don'ts so as to tighten the muscle

2. Swelling of feet.. I thought it will subside after delivery but it's still there and even a bit worse.

3. After pains... I know there's cramping while breastfeeding to return the uterus to its normal state but for me I have pain on my back on and off like contraction pain. Is it normal?

4. Then please help me with foods to avoid to easen colic. Baby is crying alot... Can I use infacol/Bonnisan....

Sorry for the looooong question but kindly help me.
 

Dr. Suzzane Asami

Consultant
We define colic as a baby who cries incessantly or non-stop fro periods exceeding 3 hours... more than 3 days in a row... more than three weeks in a row. Essentially, you shouldn't be sitting at home with such a baby coz likely the baby will have poor feeding.
 

Judy

New Mum
We define colic as a baby who cries incessantly or non-stop fro periods exceeding 3 hours... more than 3 days in a row... more than three weeks in a row. Essentially, you shouldn't be sitting at home with such a baby coz likely the baby will have poor feeding.
I wish I would understand this colic thing. My baby is very gassy does that mean he has colic?
 

esther

New Mum
Can this colic be controlled? If yes, how? If no, what can be done to stop it? And is it related to what the mother eats?
 

Dr. Suzzane Asami

Consultant
I wish I would understand this colic thing. My baby is very gassy does that mean he has colic?
Most babies have this habit of twisting and turning, making weird noises like they are trying to push something out... some cry or turn red on the face... then when they pass poop or gas, they relax till the next time. That's not colic. That behavior goes on for two to three months then resolves. It's quite normal and does not need treatment
 

Judy

New Mum
We define colic as a baby who cries incessantly or non-stop fro periods exceeding 3 hours... more than 3 days in a row... more than three weeks in a row. Essentially, you shouldn't be sitting at home with such a baby coz likely the baby will have poor feeding.
He doesn't exceed 3hours...but yes he can cry for say 30mins then when he wants to pass gas he'll struggle then keep quiet abit.
 

Judy

New Mum
Most babies have this habit of twisting and turning, making weird noises like they are trying to push something out... some cry or turn red on the face... then when they pass poop or gas, they relax till the next time. That's not colic. That behavior goes on for two to three months then resolves. It's quite normal and does not need treatment
Thanks.
 

Dr. Suzzane Asami

Consultant
Can this colic be controlled? If yes, how? If no, what can be done to stop it? And is it related to what the mother eats?
What's important in those cases is to find out what's causing the baby to cry like that... could be an infection in most cases or something else. We advice a check up in those cases.

Alot of the products given for presumed colic from over the counter are more to make the mother feel better but do not change anything much. A psychologically relaxed mother tends to have a calmer baby. Just my observation.
 

Cassey

New Mum
And what of a baby who sleeps during the day and cries almost the whole night only to start sleeping at about five am... Is that colic?
 

Dr. Suzzane Asami

Consultant
And what of a baby who sleeps during the day and cries almost the whole night only to start sleeping at about five am... Is that colic?
Not really. Like mentioned above, sleeping patterns in babies vary alot. Most tend to stay awake like watchmen at night then sleep during the day for the first three months or so. Some don't behave like this. They are all normal.
 
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