A baby crying is a universal sign of them needing attention to resolve issues they are not able to communicate through words yet.
The cry of a baby has the tendency to induce panic and anxiety. It is only after practice and through some intuition that a caregiver is able to read what each type of cry is meant for.
They either require a nappy change, a feed or maybe warm cuddles. But if the cries of your babies are consistent and have a pattern to them—like crying during every bottle feeding—then it’s best to investigate further.
Check for Fever, Cold or Flu
Babies are delicate creatures; very fragile and prone to infections. If your baby is crying during bottle feeds for a few days, then it is best to check their temperature first. They could be suffering from a slight cold. Start taking note of the amounts and duration of each cough and sneeze. Check for sold sweats and a higher body temperature. The discomfort that comes with germs and cold infections could be interfering with their appetite and making them cry out.
If your baby has been consistently crying since the beginning of every bottle feed, then, it would do well to check if they are lactose intolerant.
This just means that your baby is not able to digest milk; their body cannot break down milk enzymes and that is why it is causing them to cry out.
Sometimes, some bottle designs do not suit every baby. Check to see if milk is passing through the bottle teat and that the size is not too big or small that it is unable to adjust to baby’s mouth.
Make sure the baby bottles are cleaned and sanitized properly. Bacteria and germs like to live in dirty bottles and this in effect can cause your baby to get sick.
If you have started your baby on a new formula, then it could be that it doesn’t suit their metabolism.
Check the ingredient list of the formula to make sure the ingredients are organic and friendly for your baby. Trying switching to other formulas till your baby adjusts.
Consult a Doctor
If all else fails and your baby continues to cry, then go to a paediatrician and consult experts. They might offer greater insight into what may possibly be causing discomfort to your baby. They may also conduct some tests and offer timely solutions.