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Tummy trouble soothing tips

 

Watching your baby suffer from the symptoms of tummy troubles can be distressing. Whether she’s struggling with colic, regurgitation (spit-up), or constipation, gut discomfort can cause her to cry inconsolably. Although tummy troubles are common among babies, if your little one is crying more than you feel is normal and showing signs of being uncomfortable, speak to your healthcare provider for advice.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

If it’s confirmed that your baby has colic, regurgitation (spit-up), or constipation, here are some ways you might try to help.

 

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