My baby is 14 weeks old and is still colic, when should it go away or is it something else?

Stephanie - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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She has been colic since a few weeks old, and it seemed to be getting better. But lately it feels like its actually getting worst. We use colic calm droplets and it does help. But I want to know when it should go away for good, or is there something else wrong with her>

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Stephanie - posted on 12/11/2009

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Thank you for all your advice, basically we had to wait it out. The gripe water worked most of the time but eventually she relaxed more. now she is finally colic free!! She is happy most of the day and really only cries when she is hungry or trying to go to sleep. Even though its not colic now she still doesn't sleep well at night she is still waking up about every 2 to 3 hours. Every blue moon we might get a night of only waking up once but its rare. So I don't know if she is teething yet or just a bad sleeper

Amanda - posted on 11/14/2009

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Colic is usually occuring in the evenings between 6pm earliest and 12 am latest. your baby will cry for 3 hours the most even after you have done everything possible to help. most colicky babies lose that around 4 months, but sometimes can go up to 6 months. have you spoken to your baby doctor? if not, that would be encouraged for any other options. If the colic drops seem to help, then id imagine it will not be much longer. it takes time for the baby's body to get used to everything and sometimes it goes on longer than it normally does. give it a few more weeks and maybe you will notice a lessening in it. its not an overnight thing, but it will gradually lessen each day/week until it finally disappears. if ur doing all u can, then ur only choice is to wait it out and continue doing what u are doing.

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Sheree - posted on 12/13/2009

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Hey Stephanie my Jake was exactly the same i dont use the droplettes i use the Brauers Colic Relief its alll natural and i just used the reccommended dosage in each bottle that I gave him and did this for about 2 months and he is now 4 months old and hasnt had colic for about a month straight. I also changed tp the advent baby bottles with a number 1 teat. These bottles are specifically made as colic relief bottles slow flowing teats and when they get older then you use the number 2 teats. Honestly Jake was really colicy and i thought it was something else as well but it could be something as simple as the bottle u r using and found this out a few weeks after using the all dfferent kinds of colic relief. But try the Brauers as its natural and ur little girl may preferr this to the other kinds of colic reliefs i know Jake did. Hope i have helped

Sheree - posted on 11/23/2009

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Hey Stephanie,

My Jake is 14 weeks old and he had the same problem since birth. Even though you are using colic droplets try the Brouers Colic Relief its all natural and works a treat i usually put the reccommended dosage into Jakes bottles and it works. Even though the colic has gone i still use it as it helps bring the wind up so much easier for him. Also have a look at what kind of bottles you are using i was using the normal ones with the animals on the them but found out that they are fast flowing teats so now i use the Advent bottles with a number 1 teat and it works a treat. I hope ive helped.

Sheree

Jessica - posted on 11/17/2009

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Is she bottlefed? Try getting the advent bottles. I've been told by numerous mom's that it helps the best. My doctor reccomended it before I gave birth in case I had a colic-y baby.

Amanda - posted on 11/16/2009

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I am using Telament colic drops-8drops in t/spoon provided and Telament gripe water-5ml every morning when he wakes up and evening just before he sleeps... this seems to help, he cries at around 6pm and 7:30 but not fot long, he doesn't want anyone but me at that time, and I guess that is why he cries, because he shuts when I hold him, my hubby feels out of place...

Danielle - posted on 11/15/2009

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My little girl started with the colic at around 3 weeks. She has reflux so she spits up. It used to be alot. We went through different bottles and different formulas and finally found what can only be described as a miracle combination. We put a dose of mylicon in every other bottle. Dr Brown bottles are the best we've found. We have her on Similac Sensitive which is for gas and fussiness and add a tsp of rice cereal to each bottle to add some weight and substance. She drinks 5 onces every 3 hours and man is she different! We found this great combo when she was only 2 and a half months so i feel it was the change in formula that brought it to an end. If it seems to be getting worse that could be a good sign because they say it gets the very worst right before it resolves itself. You are probably at the end of it.

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yep, gripe water started working for my son instantly, he was a totally different baby. You also need to figure out their likes and dislikes.



My son screamed and screamed from few weeks old, didnt annoy me, just wanted to help him. Basically, its trapped wind. Gets really painful for little guys if they cant get it out. I started the gripe water, thinking it wouldnt do anything for 'my' screaming child. But it did, 5ml after every feed. (read instuctions for your babys age) and carry on winding them, brings it up better. But it designed to break down the air bubbles in their belly. I can hear his belly making noises as he takes it down. Its funny!



I also didnt realise that my son was tired aswel. I thor he would just fall asleep when he is ready. Which was usually around 12 ish at night. But he would cry and cry for hours up until that point. I was told its just colic, he'll grow out of it, (which they do). But this was my baby saying, 'Please put me to bed, with my dummy, and comfort blanket'!!

The day i tried that at 10pm, he was asleep staight away. And yet he wont sleep any where else.



Gripe water after every feed, and sleep! My baby also stopped crying when i changed his nappy.....he loves it! Strange boy. :)

Jenny - posted on 11/13/2009

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We are not fighting this right now, it has seemed to work its self out. I had the starts of colic and LOTS of spit up with my little one... Something that really did change things is SIMILAC NUTRIGAM FORMULA. Its expensive around 26 dollars a can, but if you have wic your doctor can get you a note where your child can be on this formula. I was told that the milk protein is broke down more so its easier on their stomich and it seemed to make a difference in my little one. Now I dont know when to stop using this formula (since I know some people just cant afford that) due to wic helping me with it!

Rachel - posted on 11/12/2009

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i used gripe water. its amazing. my son still gets a little colic from time to time but that stuff works like a charm everytime.

Nicole - posted on 11/12/2009

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I was told that colic really is just heartburn, that the sphyncter isn't strong enough to close off the passageway between the stomache and esophagus...so what goes down comes back up and it's not pleasant for baby. it usually subsides within 6 months.most times the doc will change formulas til they find one thats right, or tell ya about swaddling or gripe water. Extremes cases the doc may recommend putting a small amount of cereal in with her bottle. it weighs the contents down. And for really extreme cases they will put her on a RX zantac. if your really not sure if there is something else wrong or not go with your gut and get her checked out. my baby got thru it in the first 2 months I got lucky and every now and again we still have a bad night, tonight is the first bad night in a long time. but i think thats normal they're just little people they get tummy aches too.

Loveasia - posted on 11/12/2009

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While my son was colic since he was only a few weeks old too. He is now just 3 months old and his colic is gone. But before that he was always screaming and never really seem to enjoy himself. I made sure i gave him his Gas drops. And slowly I saw his colic go away. But the doc. say that around 3 to 4 months the babies colic should be gone. But, if you think that its something else then a trip to the doc. office wont hurt. Just hang in there her colic should be going away!

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