Breast milk is best for your baby.

Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, and the Dietitians of Canada recommend that you exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months and that you continue to breastfeed for up to 2 years or longer along with complementary foods.

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SOOTHING YOUR BABY’S SENSITIVE TUMMY

When your baby is having tummy troubles, such as gas and spit up, more often than not, it’s not something to be terribly concerned about – but you do want to get informed and be prepared.

What could make a baby’s tummy so sensitive in the first place?

It’s certainly not uncommon for newborn babies to have tummy discomfort in the first few months of life. This is often due to their small tummy size and still-developing digestive system.

Some things that might help include:

  • Frequent pausing and burping during feeds;
  • Experimenting with different feeding positions (notably, sitting baby upright);
  • Using a formula for fussy babies.

Similac offers two formulas that may help soothe your baby’s upset tummy.

Similac Total ComfortTM, our tummy-friendly and easy-to-digest formula may help. With gentle, partially broken down protein, Similac Total ComfortTM just might do the trick.

†Similar to other infant formulas.

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Similac® Sensitive® Lactose Sensitivity could help if your baby’s discomfort is due to lactose sensitivity.

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Give it time

This is all new for your baby – and for you. You both need a little time to adjust.

In the meantime, there are many tips, products, information, and support out there to help you.

So, pat your baby on the tummy and pat yourself on the back – you’ve got this!

(REFERENCES USED: HEALTH CANADA, VERYWELLFAMILY.COM, PARENTS.COM, BABYCENTER.COM, ABBOTT LABORATORIES)
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