Many newborn babies cry when they are being fed. Often the mother feels that her milk does not suit the child because of something in her diet. Some even change over to bottle feeds. Do not stop breastfeeding. Such crying is not due to any defect in the mother’s milk or diet. It is usually due to the nose getting blocked by the breast, retracted nipples, insufficient flow of milk or some other cause. All you need to do is to be patient and soon the child will stop crying and you will find the cause of discomfort.
Crying is the only way a baby can communicate with the world around him. When you respond immediately to your baby’s cry, you give him a sense of control over his surroundings and a feeling that he is important to you. There will be occasions when you feel that your prompt response has not made any difference. Your baby will continue crying no matter what you do. Remember that not responding to your baby is not an option, as prompt response will eventually reduce crying.
Some studies have shown that babies, whose mothers responded to them promptly in infancy, cried less as toddlers. The longer a baby cries, the longer it takes to stop his crying. For proper emotional growth, it is extremely important that the child should be picked up whenever he wants. Avoid this only when you feel he is forming a habit. Children do not cry unless they want something or want to convey something. So, when a child cries, be sympathetic and try to understand what he wants. A little patience and understanding on your part will go a long way in establishing a healthy rapport between you and the child.
Chamomilla - Chamomilla child is sensitive, irritable, peevishness and whining restlessness. Piteous moaning because he cannot have what he wants. Child can only be quiet when carried about and petted constants. Child wants many things that he refuses again and start crying; weeping and wailing during sleep. The child is never still, it is never satisfied with anything it is doing. The child does not want to be touched and is intensely irritable, very often screaming with pain. When the child cries there is a reason to believe that it has earache, headache, colic or difficult dentition.
Cina - Cina child will scream and cry when handled but once the preliminary discomfort of handling is over the child is quite peaceful. Often the cina children will cry for more food immediately after a meal and the child often suffer from nightmares and night terrors, cries out, screams and wakes frightened. Cough in cina is so violent as to bring tears and sternal pain. After coughing, moaning, anxious, gasp for air and turn pale.
Causticum - Causticum type of child are very sensitive. Least thing makes it cry. They are not sensitive to pain but are particularly sensitive to any emotion disturbance. Often these children will cry because they think you are hurting another child. It is the idea of pain, which affects them, rather than the actual pain to themselves and they often stand pain quite well, but cannot bear to see another child crying.