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Tummy trouble soothing tips

Watching your child 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 little children, if your precious one is crying more than you feel is normal and showing signs of being uncomfortable, speak to your healthcare provider for advice.

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By Danial Ahmad ,
Jan 28, 2021

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

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Last revised: April, 2017

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