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Hi, our new born baby has been suffering from stomach cramps. she's two weeks old. we've tried gripe water and massaging. she is breast fed. help...

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cramps ?: Every crying baby does so by tightening their breathing muscle. This pushes out on the belly and makes it firm. Many people assume they have a digestive or stomach issue when this happens. Many infants cry when they realize they are alone or bored or whatever because they know it will lead to some sort of change. An exam and other symptoms might clarify the issue.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2018

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