6 reasons why your baby is crying even after eating
We are usually surprised when the baby cries after being fed. This is mainly because we believe the baby is crying because he is hungry. This does not mean that he has not eaten enough, it may be several other reasons. Read on to find out more about these other reasons.
The baby also cries when he is uncomfortable. He is hot, cold, his coat is soiled, his clothes are too tight, the position in which he finds himself displeases him. The origin of the discomfort can be elsewhere! If the baby has eaten, check that there is no reason to be uncomfortable.
Often, crying to signal discomfort is rather quiet whine and screaming.
Sometimes, just change a small detail or take it in your arms to end the small crisis.
Cries of fatigue are easy to predict: baby becomes more grumpy, he yawns, rubs his eyes, lets out a few warning complaints; then, it’s the crisis!
Paradoxically, a tired baby cries when sleeping. It should then be rocked or put in the breast to calm him down. Indeed, feeding and proximity to your body have the effect of calming the infant and pushing quietly in the arms of Morpheus.
If your baby is tired, but starts complaining as soon as you leave him alone to sleep, you can let him cry a little. Normally, he will fall asleep after a few minutes. If this is not the case, his cries may be due to another motive and it is necessary to check that all his other needs are satisfied.
3) Need for affection
Baby needs you, he likes you to pamper him, take him in your arms and have physical contact with him. Sometimes, he just cries to be caught and cuddled. On the other hand, some infants, more than others, need to be touched, cradled and comforted.
If you sense that this is the case with yours, if it cries as soon as you put it down and constantly asks for attention, try to give it to him as far as you can. This kind of crying usually stops as soon as the child feels safe in his mother’s arms.
4) Need to be stimulated
It is also the case of babies who express through their tears a need to be stimulated and entertained. For these babies, the situation will improve as their autonomy develops: turning on their stomachs or back, the ability to take a toy, sit, move, and so on.
If baby is crying, it may be because he is getting sick. Crying linked to a health problem is very insistent or, on the contrary, abnormally weak.
If you are unable to relieve the infant’s crying with the usual means, his inexplicable seizures interspersed with disturbing silences are repeated and you feel a concern about his health, do not hesitate to consult your pediatrician.
Many babies have colic, which is partially attributed to gastric discomfort.
If a baby is crying after eating, and her screams are twisting and her belly is bloated, it may well be that it is colic. Keep your baby in your arms and cradle him. Some people recommend gently massaging the belly to help the discomfort disappear.
The importance of maternal comfort
Some will argue that if baby has no reason to cry, you should not pay attention to his crying otherwise you will turn him into a spoiled child! Be wary of these tips because they are not necessarily adequate!
On the contrary, you will foster the development of a healthy bond of attachment and a relationship of trust between you and the little one you cherish so much. It is only much later, when the child begins to become aware of his power of manipulation and to make quirks that it is necessary to be more firm and to ignore certain crises … even if it breaks you the heart !