Is this colic?

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 09/15/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )

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My youngest is 2.5 weeks old. He has started crying pretty intensely primarily at night. There is some during other parts of the day but not consistently. My oldest two never had colic and I honestly don't really know what it is or the symptoms of it. All I know from hearing portions of stories from friends is that the baby fusses a lot and the parents go sleepless. I'm not sleepless but definitely sleep deprived. It seems to me though that he is just constipated. His bowel movements have been less frequent but his food intake has increased. Any opinions or advice on how to handle this would be GREATLY appreciated. I feel like I'm losing my mind here. This morning I had to lay him down and walk away ... he screamed for nearly an hour while I sat nearby and cried the whole time. I hated this ... made me feel like a horrible mom. I've never been here and don't like feeling like I can't take care of him or soothe his pain. Does anyone have any information on babies with colic? Please help!

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Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2010

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he could have an dairy intolerance...many cases of colic are just undiagnosed dairy intolerances...dairy intolerance, and lactose intolerance are different...it is very rare for a baby to be lactose intolerant, and something like 30% of babies have a dairy intolerance. dairy intolerance is where baby has a hard time breaking down the protein in cow's milk, or cow's milk based formula. when this happens in breastfed babies, mom is advised to cut dairy out of her own diet.



if you do try switching to a non-cow's milk formula, such as soy, or goats milk based formula, give it a full 2 weeks to see if it helps.



also, even if it does not seem like it helps when you hold her, IT DOES! babies that are being held while crying do not release high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), like they would if they were not being held. high levels of cortisol can negatively effect brain development. and i have seen first hand that the heartrates of babies that are being held while crying are much more stable than those that are not being held while crying, even when the cry sounds exactly the same.



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Hazel - posted on 09/09/2011

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Hi No your not a bad mam at all don't think that :) I have a Son who had colic it was a nightmare sometimes i would cry myself cause it was that bad i taught at times what have i got myself into. I had to put my son on comfort milk for his colic he seems to be better now but sometimes after feeds he can be unsettled still like if he has a pain or something maybe try comfort milk xx

Maria - posted on 09/25/2010

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It could be the formula. Maybe he needs soy since he could be lactose intolerant.

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I feel "colic" is a diagnosis doctors use when they don't know what else is wrong (just like Chronic Fatigue in adults). I think you should pay close attention to the comments regarding food intolerance and reflux. My son was a "colic" baby until a friend told me about Milk, Soy, Protein Intolerance. Once I eliminated those foods (I was breastfeeding) and we gave him acid reflux meds he was much better! He grew out of both problems before he was a year old. Hang in there, do whatever brings relief to him and YOU and don't worry about what others think. I drove myself crazy reading all the parenting books because I too felt like a bad mom and wanted the experts to tell me what to do. But all the contradictory advise made me realize the "experts" were just people with an opinion and I started listening to my intuition. I believe it was the best thing I could have done!

Sarh - posted on 09/16/2010

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Have you tried Mylicon Gas relief? Also, you can try and cycle his legs like if he were riding a bike, do it gently, but quick. You can also push his knees to his chest, stretch them back out and repeat. If you rub his tummy or back ONLY do so in a CLOCKWISE direction! Other wise it will cause constipation.

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Melissa - posted on 09/07/2011

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My son had colic BAD! I had many days where I had to put him down and walk away as to not go insane. My mom's friend recommended the Happiest Baby on The Block DVD.. order it.. right now! It gives tips on how to soothe and calm your baby. He was still colicy but it gave me tools to deal with it. This is the first time I have posted on this site because it REALLY helped and I didn't go crazy!!

Kylie - posted on 12/04/2010

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DIANNE, COLIC IS NOT MADE UP!!!! IT IS A MEDICAL ILLNESS AND HORSES GET IT AND CAN ACTUALLY DIE FROM IT!!!

Kylie - posted on 12/04/2010

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It does sound like it I have the best remedy in the world and a natural one too for babies with colic!! My son who is now 13 suffered bad from it, he was 17 days old. It is the worst thing for babies. They are MAGNESIUM COMPOUND TABLETS - Made By Blackmoores the vitamin people (they may be called now just magnesium but do check)......You can ring for free their naturepath on the back of the bottle, but your crush into a very fine powder a 1/4 tablet I put it in a bottle or if you are breasfeeding mix it with some breast milk and then get a dropper (comes with panadol medicine) and give before feeding. I did this every second feed.. It is like a miracle... I tried everything else and nothing worked but this!!!! The best thing is that it is natural, wil help them burp, and also fix the spasms in their tummy!! I had to do this until he was a little bit older and could burp himself. Best of Luck!!

Tiziana - posted on 10/12/2010

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Glad your little one is doing better now, ohh how I hated those times of crying with no apparent reason to me. The one thing that always helped with my lo whenever he cried for gas or for a reason I couldn't understand, was to bring him in the bathroom turn the faucet on and the fan and he would just calm down after a little bit and go to sleep. That faucet and fan helped me sooo many nights :)

Debbie - posted on 10/12/2010

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ur baby might have a milk or lactose intolerance. i was told my baby was colic for almost 3mnths and we were so close to losing our minds with the constant screaming also. We took our son to hospital and demanded that he be admitted immeaditely! After 2wks in hospital he was diagnosed with lactose intolerance. he also had acid reflux which is very painfull & he stopped feeding. Dont leave it as long as i did. Hope this helps. Good luck!!!

Rebecca - posted on 09/28/2010

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My daughter is almost 10 months old and she has suffered with colic since she was about 1month old. I found that I was not able to cope really well. I live in Australia and I never went to the doctors with her about her colic. I did however go to my doctor and spoke to him about babies with colic. Colic from what I was told by my doctor is when a child suffers with wind problems. I remember having to burp her until she had either fallen asleep or until she had completely finished burping. 1 thing that I have found to work is a product called Infants' Friend. If you are able to get ur hands on this colic medication it will work. I swear by it. Unfortnately there is NO cure for babies that suffer with colic but they generally grow out of this. So don't stress too much. I am still waiting for my 9 1/2 month old to grow out of it. Try this colic medication if you seem to think that he is holding onto his wind. I tried breastfeeding but found that my little one wasn't getting enough so I put her on Karicare Gold and then found out that she was getting reflux from the formula. She is now just on the normal Karicare formula. She doesn't have her bouts every night but she is the type of baby to sometimes hold onto a little bit of wind. I hope this helps you. If u aren't exactly sure what he's goin through I would more than likely to be inclined with taking him to go to the doctor to find out exactly what's wrong with him if this advise doesn't help you at all or only a tiny fraction. Good luck.

Nina - posted on 09/28/2010

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Hi. This may help or be totally unrelated. It's always best to consult your pediatrician. My little girl started having similar symptoms at 7 weeks. I considered colic but she would get very upset and scream after feedings and especially when horizontal. Turns out it was acid reflux. I would ask your MD to rule this out because your baby could be in a lot of pain if this is the case. Good luck.

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happened to me too, he could have wind or constipation we used bauers colic relief or coloxyl drops for constipation. tummy massage or placing bub on his tunmmy and pat his back its what i did

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2010

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Read the book "Happiest Baby on the Block" Talks all about babies with colic and new born reflexis and how to calm them. Basically, swaddling, holding them on their side, giving them background noise, boncing or swinging, and possibly sucking on a finger or bink. I've worked in infant rooms and with babies for years, and these things totally work! If it is all day, maybe there is something else wrong and a call to the doctor may not hurt either. Good luck!

Samantha - posted on 09/26/2010

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there is a natural colic powder sold at pharmacys i used it with my son when he had colic he would cry for hours but once i used the powder it helpd heaps worth a try
hope all gets betta for ya all an ur not a bad mum !!!

Elcin - posted on 09/26/2010

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Hi There
I ve dealed wıth the Colic for 4 months non stop :( my boy had colic when he was 15 days old and up to 4.5 mnths.
read and tried everythin here are some tips for you worked for us very well
Sling Let Your baby touch you all the time(when you can)this is one of the best treatment Babybjörn brand has very good ones.Babies tummy touches ur body and it keeps his tummy warm and less gassy.
There is a Drop cold Colief(from U.K) VERY VERY GOOD.or u may Try infacol but ı would suggest start with Colief first.U can order them from ebay or amazon.And definitelly use Dr browns bottles best for colic but only dr browns.I hope this helps

Michelle - posted on 09/25/2010

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It sounds like colic to me....My son did the same thing then i heard about this stuff called Gripe water and started giving it to him during his feeding i think ever 6 hours and it worked realkly good.....He grew out of the colic stage around 3 or 4 months old....I hope this information is useful...Good Luck

Lil - posted on 09/25/2010

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Sometimes the baby gets wind and it builds up during the day so when you put them to bed they start because they are in Pain
I had this with my son i started to give him an oz of boiled water befor his bottle that did help a little but doid not stop it
so I went out andnbrought a special Bottle that you had
to use a bag inside the bottle so that when they fed they did not take in the wind so bad It was a God send to me But this was Years ago when we was in UK
Playtex had got this new bottle out called Play tex nurser it was a God send so try to get on the net and look for playtex and see if you can still buy them otr somthing simular sorry if i have made mistakes but i cannot see what i have typed the words are too small for me to check Them
Lil

Lindsay - posted on 09/24/2010

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Our son (now 1 1/2) had colic due to acid reflux for 5 months before we knew what it was and could treat it (we could hear him making weird burping/gurgling noises in his throat). He was given Zantac and still dealt with it, but not as severely until about 10 months.

I don't know what your sons problem really is, but I do want to encourage you, as this was the hardest period of my life! Just a little advice for you: 1. Don't isolate yourself from others. Find close friends who will be understanding when you share your struggles. 2. Don't blame yourself or give into feeling like you are a "horrible mom." It is one of the toughest things to go through as a mother (because it lasts so long and you are sleep deprived.) 3. Find someone to give you time away from your son. Even if you have to hire someone. Even if you only go to another part of the house and sleep or read a book or stare out a window. :-)
Also, I don't know if it worked only because we were dealing with acid reflux, but for some weird reason, he would not cry if I laid him in the bathroom floor while I took a shower. I don't know whether it was the steam or the noise, but it worked. Also, sitting him upright in a Bumbo also worked at times (so well that we spent the money on a Bumbo). An almost never-fail option was the Moby wrap. I wore him constantly throughout the day! The silence was worth it.

I still remember the pain I felt during that time like it was yesterday, and I'm saying a prayer for you right now!

Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2010

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take your baby to the doc as soon as you can get in there... your pediatrician will be able to help you out... if you're formula feeding they will be able to tell you what you need to do, but DO NOT change your kid's formula or eating until you see your doctor because changing that could make it worse. there are special formulas out there for babies with colic... there are also little things you can do to help your baby.... you can tell if your baby has colic if he/she seems like her tummy is in pain or is disstended (bloated... that's gas)... Mylicon infant gas drops work well, and laying baby on its back and taking her legs and making a bicycle motion and getting her to push that gas out... and make sure you're getting all the burps outta her after she eats... that's some things for you to try in the meantime, and go see your doctor!

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It mihgt be. Its too soon to tell. They define colic as more than 3 hours a day more than 3 days a week for 3 weeks. Does he stop crying when you hold him? Have you tried swaddling him. I know they say not to, but for the 1st month of my daughter's life she slept each night on my chest. Does he jerk his knees to his chest a lot? If he does he just might be constipated. Try rubbing his tummy in circles to stimulate his bowels. The less frequent BM coupled with food increase could indicate he is growing. Would you consider taking him to a chiropractor? I have seen babies do a completel 180 after a visit to a chiro. Sometimes babies are out of whack after birth and a chiro can releive colic and reflux in babies.

Katie - posted on 09/23/2010

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My son was colicky for about 3 weeks & was constipated during most of it! The symptoms that my son had were inconsolable crying around the SAME time every evening, red faced, starting to take the bottle & then not wanting it, pushing legs outward....the ONLY thing that would get him to stop crying was taking him outside. It was a very hard few weeks (although we "lucked out", because many colicky babies go through this for much longer!) To help with the constipation (doctor approved), I put a little bit of brown Karo syrup into his bottle & stimulated his bowels with a anal thermometer (which really helped). You are not a horrible mom for walking away....that is the thing to do when you need a moment! Just make sure you place your baby in a safe spot when you do it! (I'm sure you know that :) Stay strong!

Elizabeth - posted on 09/23/2010

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Hi, i hope things have gotten better, but if not try reading The Happiest Baby on the Block some great hands on tools for babies with colic. good luck!!

Rebecca - posted on 09/23/2010

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Colic is really really hard. My son had it and it didn't go away until he was three months old. Your child may have some stomach issues, like reflux and such, call your pediatrician if you are concerned, my son didn't sleep thru the night until he was probably three or four months old either. Rocking helps, and I found I had to hold him a lot. Some colicky babies like to be swaddled(mine didn't), so just a lot of skin to skin contact with momma and rocking (and I had to be a human pacifier for a while) will help...but I would definitely ask your pediatrician about possible tummy issues.

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 09/23/2010

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Thank you all so much for your advice. I followed my instincts but did also call the doctor. I don't believe it to be colic and they don't either at this time. I believe he was constipated. He came at 37 weeks and seemed to have a bit of a time processing gas from the beginning (I have this same problem even now as an adult). I believe it to be constipation and the doctor's office gave me tips on how to help. I gave him a small suppository and he had a bowel movement within an hour. He still has a couple of fussy moments throughout the day now but it's nothing abnormal. I can tell that he seems to have work a little harder at pooping than my other two did, but it's nothing severe. He is a much happier baby boy now and definitely got what he needed. Thanks again!

Darci - posted on 09/22/2010

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I know it is hard and you are not a horrible mom. Sometimes you have to walk away and its sad when you do cuz you know they are just crying cuz they hurt. Its one thing when they are just crying to cry ha then i dont feel bad about walking away but when they are hurting its so sad. My son starting his screaming non stop for hours around the same time as your baby. Some might say its colic but in my opinion I would consider a food allergy. My son doctor told me that some doctors might call something like that colic when infact its just a food allergy. Some say colic when they dont know what else is really wrong. 80 percent of babies have a food allergy to milk. So its possible and especially since you said he is having hard time pooping. He probably has a lot of gas built up inside. So so sad. poor thing. My son has a milk allergy and I found out because he would cry like that a lot through the day but he would wake up every night and cry for an hour to two hours every night. Check for other signs is he rashy at all or having a lot of spiting up or anything. The signs my son had were he would cry and cry and his little tummy bolged out from all the air in side his poops were hard and sometimes with blood he would spit up not a ton but a little then at least every day he would throw up once or twice it was so scarey seeing such a tiny baby completely throwing up. so sad. Ask your doctor what he thinks, you could get an allergy test done to find out. If he has a food allergy to milk and you are nursing its pretty simple just cut all dairy out of your diet completely. Read all ingerdients. No whey,cream,lactose,butter,casien(milk protien) its all or nothing you cant just cut out main sources of dairy like butter milk cheese, cut out everything. If your baby is formula fed switch to soy formula. Although my son went through a stage where he had a food allergy to soy to so luckily i nursed and just cut all the ingredeints of soy and dairy out of my diet it was hard and sucked I nursed him till 14 months so not eating that stuff was hard but worth it. Once I cut out those ingredients it was like a 180 my son was a completely new baby he no longer hurt. If i hadnt nursed i would have had to buy him a special formula called nutramagien AA it 75 bucks a small can and you have to get it throught the pharmacy. Lame. So If you want to find out if he could have a food allergy to dairy with is the most common food allergy try cutting all dairy out our your diet if nursing for 2 1/2 weeks, it will take at least a week for the dairy that is already in your system and his to drain out so in a bout 2 1/2 weeks you should see improvement in your baby if he has a milk alergy and if you are doing formula just switch to soy for 2 1/2 weeks and you should see improvement. If he does have a food allergy dont panic a food allergy is different then being lactose intolerant or something. Food allergy he will grow out they say between 6-8 months my son is 19 months and still hasnt out grown it but the doc says he will eventually. Hes better though he can tolerate foods with dairy in them just not straight dairy. So talk to your doctor see what he thinks. it cant hurt to eliminate the dairy for a while to see what happens. You should try it. Good Luck!

Jill - posted on 09/22/2010

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At almost 3 weeks, he could be going thru a growth spurt... crying all the time, wanting to eat a lot, fussy... then he will just want to sleep for a few days. Does he spit up at all? My son had reflux... he spit up a lot right after and sometimes during feedings... the acid burning in their esophagus can be painful and make them fussy and gassy. He would also pull his legs up like he was in pain and scream for hours... I breastfed him and basically had him attached to me 24/7 during the first few months. The dr can diagnose the reflux and will prescribe zantac for it... or even a prevacid. Good luck!

Wendy - posted on 09/22/2010

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My youngest had a terrible bout of colic. It srated at about 6 weeks and went on till she was almost 5 months old. She screamed from 5 pm till 10 pm. I started taking her for drives but that only worked for a while.
I tried gripe water and oval, with no results.
I was given a product called Cocyntal made by Boiron. It came from the local health food store. It was the only thing that would help with the colic. Although it did not work all the time, it did give her and me some releif.
I would also lay her down on a hot water bottle.
Many times I put Hannah in her crib and just walked away and cried, you are being a good mother by doing that rather then loosing your temper with the baby.
Hoping you find the answers you need and the baby feel better soon.

Michelle - posted on 09/22/2010

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I had the same problems with both my kids and it was reflux. My youngest has a milk protein allergy and I couldn't even breastfeed b/c of it. We put her on Similac Sensitive Soy, and she's a totally different baby.

Linda - posted on 09/21/2010

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Try some prebiotic powder mixed in a bottle daily. My third child was also the same until someone suggested the powder. It worked wonders for us and I kept it up until my son turned 1 and he never got sick once from anything.

Ash - posted on 09/21/2010

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i thought my little one had colic and i stopd eating dairy and he was so much better, and wen i put him on formula i use enfamil gentlease its half lactose so talk to ur doc about the bowel movements and ask if its the the milk protein to either take it out of ur diet if ur breast feeding or if its his formula

Alison - posted on 09/17/2010

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I unfortunately don't have time to read through all of the posts, but if you suspect colic, consider seeing a chiropractor.

Mandy - posted on 09/17/2010

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My LO had colic and it sounds like this somewhat..he would also scream for hours, so I can definitly feel where your coming from ( It does/will get better). But oldest one had this also and I ended up putting him on alimentum formula and that was a world of difference. My youngest was/is BF. I would try the formula thing and maybe some mylicon ( if he's not having a BM and it's been a while ). You're doing great and hang in there they grow up soo fast. Good Luck.

Donna - posted on 09/16/2010

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maybe its the formula, have you tried switching things up. I had a simalar experience with my twins, which is why i was so hellbent on breastfeeding this time.

Crystal - posted on 09/16/2010

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I agree with the Mylicon, if he has gas it can be very helpful. Is he on formula or are you nursing? Does he burp well?

Melissa - posted on 09/16/2010

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you will get through this it is soo hard...our acted the same exact way...deff. talk to your doc about formulas for colic and mylicon drops. the formula for colic makes a difference because it has broken down milk protiens which helps them digest the milk better resul.ting in less tumm pain which is thought to be a cause of colic. Also maybe try a baby carrier if it wears on you...i felt the same way...our son would only fall asleep in my arms or his swing during the day! It is ok to walk away if ou need too!!! it does get easier. walking and rocking fast helps! this is contraversal but we put him on a pillow in between us...he never rolled and slept great...he also did half the night in a bassinet right beside me!
I will sa the first couple weeks were the hardest...at around 1.5 mths he slept great but got his colic at around 7pm then would calm around 10pm for bed.

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 09/16/2010

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He does seem like he is in pain. He grunts a LOT and pulls his legs up as if he can't have a BM. His "spells" are primarily at night (which makes my DH feel so badly like it might be him) but also during the day (like mid-afternoon). His naps seem to be short unless I'm holding him. I don't understand how it doesn't bother him when I'm holding him but if I put him down to pee he's screaming before I can get done. I've never been here and it's really starting to weigh on me. He fusses around feeding times too. He is formula fed (not sure if that makes a difference). I have done the whole co-sleeping thing ... but it makes me even more sleep deprived as I can't sleep on my back and that's the only way I can "sleep" and hold him too. I just don't know how to take this...

Sarh - posted on 09/16/2010

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You are not a bad mom!!! "The medical definition of colic is a healthy baby with periods of intense, unexplained fussing/crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week for more than 3 weeks." It's the rule of 3's. "However, many doctors consider that definition, first described by Dr. Morris Wessel, to be overly narrow and would consider babies with sudden, severe, unexplained crying lasting less than 3 hours/day as having “colic” (so-called “non-Wessel’s” colic)." I love Wikipedia! Hope this helps!

Tiffany - posted on 09/15/2010

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i went through this with my son it was intense!!! your not a bad mom for walking away !!! i remember when we brought our son home my husband was fighting with me saying somethings wrong with my milk supply and ur not doing something right or he is sick this isnt normal i ended up taking my lil 6day old guy to the docs cause he would just cry so much at night and he wouldnt sleep my doc said he is healthy and that he just had colic he told me to have lots of support and also to try co-sleeping i did that night and wow did it help me get sleep.. i put a matress on the floor with one pillow and pillows around the mattress just in case he rolled (which isnt likely) but i was super pariond. and he only would wake 4 or 3 times a night. the crying before we went to bed still happened but i would rock him or give him my fingure to suck on. also i tried grape water but i wish i would have know about gas x for babies which you can buy online or if you live in the us (i live in canda) you can buy anywhere. anyways stay strong !!! your baby is going to get better it only lasts 3 months which can seem live forever at the moment make sure to tell urself that your lil guy needs you and he doesnt mean to stress you out he doesnt know any better. besides i find that im now strongly attached to my guy b/c of how much more effort/attention i had to give him. (he also didnt like anyone but me,didnt like going out till 6months and if we did i would always have to handle it he would scream at the grandparents till we left and he also didnt like car rides either )wow now im thinking back my guy is almost 11 months he was not at all easy lol anyways enough about me and my child ... buy a swing,play clasical music while he is in the swing, rocking very fast in the arms while swaddled help stop the crying, and make sure he is napping during the day!!! if he doesnt nap its worse so drop everything to make sure it happens!!! anyways yeah thats my advice!!! goodluck be strong this wont last long!!!

Dawn - posted on 09/15/2010

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No, you are definitely not a horrible mom. It is better to walk away than do damage. My understanding of colic is that it affects the child at the same time every single day for a prolonged period of time. If this is not the case, it's probably something else. I would talk to the doctor to get his/her take on the situation.

Melissa - posted on 09/15/2010

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does he act as though he is in pain at all...my LO had colic...he cried for hours at night at least 2-3 nights a week...he would also fuss after feedings....at this age i would just hold him when he cries sepcial if it breaks ur heart.....oh ours also had reflux...call ur doc...is he formula feed or breastfeed? we used nutramigen for colic and it helped greatly! spoil him and comfort him also tr massage and moving his legs ina bycicle motion! Good luck and u are not a horrible mom!

Kylie - posted on 12/04/2010

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It does sound like it I have the best remedy in the world and a natural one too for babies with colic!! My son who is now 13 suffered bad from it, he was 17 days old. It is the worst thing for babies. They are MAGNESIUM COMPOUND TABLETS - Made By Blackmoores the vitamin people (they may be called now just magnesium but do check)......You can ring for free their naturepath on the back of the bottle, but your crush into a very fine powder a 1/4 tablet I put it in a bottle or if you are breasfeeding mix it with some breast milk and then get a dropper (comes with panadol medicine) and give before feeding. I did this every second feed.. It is like a miracle... I tried everything else and nothing worked but this!!!! The best thing is that it is natural, wil help them burp, and also fix the spasms in their tummy!! I had to do this until he was a little bit older and could burp himself. Best of Luck!!

Rebecca - posted on 09/28/2010

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My daughter is almost 10 months old and she has suffered with colic since she was about 1month old. I found that I was not able to cope really well. I live in Australia and I never went to the doctors with her about her colic. I did however go to my doctor and spoke to him about babies with colic. Colic from what I was told by my doctor is when a child suffers with wind problems. I remember having to burp her until she had either fallen asleep or until she had completely finished burping. 1 thing that I have found to work is a product called Infants' Friend. If you are able to get ur hands on this colic medication it will work. I swear by it. Unfortnately there is NO cure for babies that suffer with colic but they generally grow out of this. So don't stress too much. I am still waiting for my 9 1/2 month old to grow out of it. Try this colic medication if you seem to think that he is holding onto his wind. I tried breastfeeding but found that my little one wasn't getting enough so I put her on Karicare Gold and then found out that she was getting reflux from the formula. She is now just on the normal Karicare formula. She doesn't have her bouts every night but she is the type of baby to sometimes hold onto a little bit of wind. I hope this helps you. If u aren't exactly sure what he's goin through I would more than likely to be inclined with taking him to go to the doctor to find out exactly what's wrong with him if this advise doesn't help you at all or only a tiny fraction. Good luck.

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2010

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Read the book "Happiest Baby on the Block" Talks all about babies with colic and new born reflexis and how to calm them. Basically, swaddling, holding them on their side, giving them background noise, boncing or swinging, and possibly sucking on a finger or bink. I've worked in infant rooms and with babies for years, and these things totally work! If it is all day, maybe there is something else wrong and a call to the doctor may not hurt either. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2010

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take your baby to the doc as soon as you can get in there... your pediatrician will be able to help you out... if you're formula feeding they will be able to tell you what you need to do, but DO NOT change your kid's formula or eating until you see your doctor because changing that could make it worse. there are special formulas out there for babies with colic... there are also little things you can do to help your baby.... you can tell if your baby has colic if he/she seems like her tummy is in pain or is disstended (bloated... that's gas)... Mylicon infant gas drops work well, and laying baby on its back and taking her legs and making a bicycle motion and getting her to push that gas out... and make sure you're getting all the burps outta her after she eats... that's some things for you to try in the meantime, and go see your doctor!

Elizabeth - posted on 09/23/2010

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Hi, i hope things have gotten better, but if not try reading The Happiest Baby on the Block some great hands on tools for babies with colic. good luck!!

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