Most babies’ bellies normally stick out, especially after a large feeding. Between feedings, however, they should feel soft. If your child’s abdomen feels swollen and hard, and if she has not had a bowel movement for more than one or two days or is vomiting, call your pediatrician.
How do I know if something is wrong with my baby’s stomach?
Your baby’s abdomen (stomach) should feel soft between feedings. If it feels swollen or hard, there could be a problem. It might be gas or constipation. But if they haven’t had a bowel movement for more than a day or two, or if they are vomiting, a swollen stomach could be a sign of an intestinal problem.
How do I know if my baby’s tummy hurts?
Your little one might be telling you they’ve got tummy pains if they show one or more of these signs:
- Acts fussy or grumpy.
- Doesn’t sleep or eat.
- Cries more than usual.
- Trouble being still (squirming or tensing up muscles)
- Makes faces that show pain (squeezing eyes shut, grimacing)
What is a distended stomach in babies?
A distended or bloated belly after feeding can be a sign that your baby has swallowed too much gas during the feeding. Your little one is still learning how to swallow properly and his newborn digestive system is still developing.
How do I know if my baby’s stomach is bloated?
When air gets trapped in your baby’s belly, you may notice that they:
- Get fussy.
- Are bloated.
- Have a hard tummy.
How do you know if something is wrong with your pregnancy?
Pain or cramping in your lower abdomen or severe back pain. Pain or burning when you urinate or decreased urine output. Chills or a fever. Vomiting or nausea that won’t go away.
What do you do when a baby’s stomach is hard?
If your child’s abdomen feels swollen and hard, and if she has not had a bowel movement for more than one or two days or is vomiting, call your pediatrician. Most likely the problem is due to gas or constipation, but it also could signal a more serious intestinal problem.
Is my baby in pain or just fussy?
Your child may eat less or become fussy or restless. Crying that can’t be comforted. Crying, grunting, or breath-holding. Facial expressions, such as a furrowed brow, a wrinkled forehead, closed eyes, or an angry appearance.
When should I be concerned about my child’s stomach ache?
If your child’s pain is getting worse, or the pain lasts longer than 24 hours, call your pediatrician and make an appointment. Have your child relax quietly to see if the abdominal pain goes away. Offer sips of water or other clear fluids.
What are signs of colic?
What are the symptoms of colic?
- Burping often or passing a lot of gas. This is likely because of swallowing air while crying. It doesn’t cause colic.
- Having a bright red (flushed) face.
- Having a tight belly.
- Curling up their legs toward their belly when crying.
- Clenching their fists when crying.
What causes a big hard stomach?
When your stomach swells and feels hard, the explanation might be as simple as overeating or drinking carbonated drinks, which is easy to remedy. Other causes may be more serious, such as an inflammatory bowel disease. Sometimes the accumulated gas from drinking a soda too quickly can result in a hard stomach.