Any ideas on how to deal with colic??

Charity - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My baby has a form of colic and I don't know how to deal with it. Any ideas??

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Linda - posted on 07/10/2009

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My baby was colic starting at 2 weeks old. He would cry non-stop from 10pm-1am every night! I was exhausted. I finally tried switching him to Nutramigen formula which is made especially for colic babies. It worked instantly! He is 5 months old and still is on nutramigen. We are slowly trying to ween him off since they say they eventually grow out of it. I would give it a try. Doesn't hurt. It is very expensive and deosn't smell too great...but it was worth it! Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 07/09/2009

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Lots of walking the floors holding my daughter. Anti-Gas meds can really help.

If you are breastfeeding..Limit your dairy. Tummy massages can really help..A nice warm bath will help...If he likes swings try that.

Lots of help! If you have family or friends close let them take him for a bit or come over to help you clean or cook..Sometimes having someone there to lend a shoulder is a great help.

Good Luck and do know it does get better...Sometimes it doesn't feel that way..but it will.

Nancy - posted on 07/08/2009

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The dryer!! I use to do my laundry in the evening. I would put the travel bed on top of the dryer, set a chair next to it for myself and that's where my daughter and I would be would be until it passed. The bouncy chair helps as do the massages. The biggest thing was changing to soy formula as my daughter is was lactose sensitive...basically milk made her super gassy an bloat her little belly. She's now 8 months old and back on milk based formula and doing just fine. Now it's the teething!

Anelyce - posted on 07/08/2009

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my baby thankfully did not have colic - however I did when I was a baby and my niece did too. My mom and my sister switched to soy formula and the colic was essentially gone. I put my little girl on soy right off the bat b/c i am lactose intolerant. Good luck and I know it's frustrating but it will pass. I have heard that rocking and bouncing helps too.

Charity - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Heather:

My daughter had colic. Just remember that it will get better. I think that Mylacon drops are a life saver. They are gas drops and did seem to help my daughter. They are over the counter and just break up the bubbles in the baby's stomach. Hang in there; oh the fan over the stove can be a great soother; stove off of course. ;-)



I have heard of the mylacon drops but I can't get them over here in Japan, wish I could though

Heather - posted on 07/08/2009

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My daughter had colic. Just remember that it will get better. I think that Mylacon drops are a life saver. They are gas drops and did seem to help my daughter. They are over the counter and just break up the bubbles in the baby's stomach. Hang in there; oh the fan over the stove can be a great soother; stove off of course. ;-)

Maria - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son had colic only in the evenings, I found that gentley bouncing on an extercise ball helped him. He stopped crying immediatly once he was being bounced.

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I personally believe that almost all so-called colic is caused by one of 3 things...

1. Reflux (GERD). This doesn't always mean baby is spitting up. He may have silent reflux.

2. Food intolerance/allergy. This can also be marked by diarrhea, blood in the stool or rashes. (If you are breastfeeding eliminating the foods from your diet can help, if formula feeding you may need a different formula)

3. Chiropractic problems. There little bodies have been through a lot, an adjustment may be in order.

That being said, in the mean time if you have a sling or baby carrier that can help since being close to mom is comforting.

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