COLIC!!

Tara - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My baby is 12 weeks old tomorrow, hes had colic in the evenings since he was a few weeks old but then since last week he has been crying on & off all day. It starts just after he finishes his first bottle at about 8am and goes on til about 8pm when he manages to have a bottles then go to sleep, usually til about 2am when he wakes for a feed. This doesn't sound like what everyone says colic is like anymore. We took him to the docs last week & he said it WAS colic & prescribed gaviscon, but it didn't make any different. My son is bottle fed, he drinks from Dr Browns bottles, has gripe water, we've tried massaging his tummy & warm baths but he just screams as soon as we take him out out of it. Hopefully this should go away soon as he is nearly 3 months old, if it is colic, but it's just too much as my husband is at work so im usually alone with him all day. My mum helps when she can but its hard dealing with a screaming baby for 12 hours a day. Has anyone else's baby had all day colic? Or has anyone got any tips for me? x

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Amanda - posted on 11/16/2012

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interesting that a pharmacy would be prescribing medications for colic. I would be very concerned if a pharmacy was prescribing medications that the medical community thinks could be potentially dangerous.

April-Lynn - posted on 04/08/2009

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Oh my! my osn was the same way! and it wasnt the bottles because he was drinking out of the linered bottles, it was te formula he was on, i had him on good start (the powder) then i thought about it and every time i shook a bottle the bottle would expand from the powder disolving, and i was like "if it expanse this much in the bottle imagin what its doing in his tummy" so i put him on the consintrated pre made goodstart, and he has been fine ever since!

Darcy - posted on 04/08/2009

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Try switching formula. mine was on Similac, but after I'd feed her, she'd HOWL like no other! We thought it was colic, but I INSISTED that they change the formula, and they did and it's been a huge difference. We're also putting rice in her formula, too, because I think she has a little bit of reflux. She's now on Similac Sensitive.

Sandy - posted on 04/08/2009

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The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp explains colic and how to help your little one settle. Also read the Happiest Toddler on the Block. He REALLY has the answers!
Good Luck!

Nadine - posted on 04/07/2009

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You could set your watch by my baby son!! 3pm till 7pm everyday!! It started at about 6 weeks and stopped at around 3 1/2 months!!! He is only 6 months, but it seems so long ago now!!! I also used the dr brown bottles but didnt find them any help!! I used gripe water, infacol and colic drops off of the dr!!! Didnt really find any of them to be a great help!! Did change my bottles to the mam ones!!! You could perhaps try them-they are also anti-colic!!! I know how stressed you must be feeling, but you will hopefully find that it will stop as quickly as it started!!!  I  used to hold him with slight pressure on his tummy-this did seem to help a bit, until he had to be moved!!!! good luck!!!!

Yvonne - posted on 04/07/2009

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Woodward's Gripe Water is the original gripe water.  In the states (we live in NY) we buy it at the carribean shops or english shops.  colic does subside after 3 mos.



could be the formula.  i breast feed and had to watch my diet as well.

Yvonne - posted on 04/07/2009

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Woodward's Gripe Water is the original gripe water.  In the states (we live in NY) we buy it at the carribean shops or english shops.  colic does subside after 3 mos.



could be the formula.  i breast feed and had to watch my diet as well.

Melissa - posted on 04/01/2009

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My son was colic...and it was so hard to feel helpless...However, like many moms have been saying try changing formula we used Similac Sensitive (worked great) we also had medicine for reflux and Zantac...Be persistent with your Dr. they need to know what is going on, your the mom you know your child the best! Zach is now 15 months and has been colic free for about 9 months. Hang in there it will get better. :)

Cynthia - posted on 04/01/2009

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As you are feeding, not just after, make sure you stop and burp. this will totally help.

Are you feeding formula that is cow's milk based, try a non-dairy type. Alimentum worked well for us when we had to transition from breasfeeding.



Good luck.

Sara - posted on 04/01/2009

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Don't worry about coming off like a paranoid mom. There are people that call their pediatrician on a daily basis, so there's no way you could be the worst. I can understand, but it's worth it to find something that might help! i didn't think anything could be done, and now I wished I would have talked to the doctor about it sooner.

Angela - posted on 04/01/2009

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It does majority of the time only last to about 4 months. I have 3 daughters and this was my seocnd go around with colic. Truly it was probably one of the hardest things to go thru. I hope you have someone that can give you a break at times cause you need them. We also used Dr. Browns bottle. To be honest I could not tell a difference. They seemed more of a pain in the butt!!! We switched to evenflow that had ventilation at the bottom that would screw off for easy clean. The bottle nipples worked well for the thicker similac sensitive r.s (means rice starch) We also started giving our daughter some rice w/apple cereal at nite. Started out with just a tablespoon and mixed formula and gave by spoon. This did work us too(not all the time though) is mylecon drops. Give my instructions on bottle. But I feel we went thru 5 bottles by the time our daughter was 3 1/2 months old. It seemed to settle her at times. We ordered off the computer Colic Relief also. It did not seem to really work that well. Also if you can get a routine for the baby seems to help. I always give my baby a bath in the morning time with Johnson bedtime bath(we use generic form) followed by the lavender lotion. It calms restless babies. We also use a "womb bear" in her crib when we lay her down for naps and/or nite time. This "womb bear" has been a life saver for all 3 of my children. It sounds like the inside of your womb. It also relaxes me. :) I hope this has helped some. Just hang in there, remember this is ONLY temporary. It will pass and you will enjoy your new baby.

Tara - posted on 03/31/2009

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Thanks very much. I wanted to take him back to my Dr but i don't wana seem like a paranoid mum. Also in response to angela, i tried switching his formula to cow & gate comfort (which is thicker & gentle on tummys) but it seems to be too thick for the Dr Browns bottles im using (i've borrowed them from a friend so i don't want to tamper with them) and my baby doesn't seem to get anything out, so it was a choice between using the bottles or the thicker formula. In response to sara, yeah he does scream like he's in pain, i worry the neighbours are going to think i'm hurting him because he can scream for hours at a time without letting up. He goes on so long he makes himself cough. And in response to angela, i have had to put him down in his cot too & let him scream for a few minutes because it was getting so stressful & also nothing i did seemed to help him so i didn't no what to do. I've heard it only lasts til there around 3-4 months old, is this what everyone else has experianced?

Nicole - posted on 03/31/2009

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My son had colic/reflux till he was about 4 months old. I got the Dr to prescribe Zantac syrup for him and a colic relief remedy from a pharmacy in WA. A family member recommended it to me as her daughter had reflux/colic. I was at my wits end and it seemed to help.

If u interested - Padbury Pharmacy (08) 9401 7101. Colic Relief.

Angela - posted on 03/31/2009

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What kind of formula do you give him? Just wandering, cause we went thru the same thing. Thank God our daughter finally has gotten past that. But what finally seemed to help was switching her formula to Similac Sensitive R.S. plus the prescribed reflux meds from the pediatrician office. She is almost 5 months old now and does not take the reflux anymore. I would be persistant with your Dr. I really do feel bad for you, it so wears on your patience. The babies just can't help it. I had to at times put her in her crib and walk away for a few minutes to get my sanity back. And ALOT of prayer.

Sara - posted on 03/30/2009

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I tried it all too. Does he scream like he's having belly cramps? My daughter would be fine and then out of nowhere scream like someone pinched her. It was a lot like what you are describing...it's really tough! Our doctor gave us some medicine called "Hyoscyamine sulfate" to relax the muscles in her intestines. He said that her system was immature and was kind of working against itself, thus causing stomach pain. The drops were a freakin' miracle, let me tell you. At any rate, I would call your doctor and explain that what he gave you isn't working and ask if there is anything else you can try, that's what you pay him for. They do grow out of it, but it took my daughter a little over 4 months before she was better. Hang in there!

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