My 3 weeks old seems to have frequent colics, what to do?

Gisele - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 3 weeks old baby boy seems to have colic frequently. what to do?

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I suggest you Google DR HARVEY KARP. He has a great book and DVD on baby colic and his methods work! I have tried them.



Do you swaddle your baby?

Natalie - posted on 10/02/2009

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my son also suffered from colic even though i breastfed till 6mths. my doctor put me onto Marinas Infant Mixture which is used for colic,reflux etc. its all natural which i liked and believe me it worked wonders. took about a week to actually kick in but after that he was an angel

Caron - posted on 10/02/2009

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We use Mylicon after most feedings when we can't get our son to burp. It helps them pass the gas.

Heather - posted on 10/01/2009

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I used something from Little Remedies called Gripe Water. It was recommended by the pharmacist at Target (since my pediatrician didn't get back to me right away). I gave him the recommended dosage with every feeding. I also used the gas drops. I never changed his formula though. Didn't want to go through the trouble of cut back on one and introducing the other one slowly. Too much to remember when you are so tired. There will be many nights up walking the floors, trust me!!!! Other things I did was to lay him on his back and pump his legs into his stomach. I also put my son to sleep on his stomach since he was two weeks old. Most doctors freak out about this, but when I laid my son down on his back he would get such horrible pains that he would cry out and never be able to slepp. By putting him on his stomach, he was able to pull up his legs when he got a pain. Yes, it still woke him up, but it didn't keep him awake. And yes, it freaked me out at first, but when he finally was able to sleep, it eased my worrying. And plus, our moms slept us on our stomachs before doctors warned against it and we survived. My son was healthy, so unless your son is sick or weak, try it. Another thing you can do is apply a warm water bottle or heating pad (not too hot) to his stomach and back (rotate it). The best way to explain this is, think of what it is that you do when you have really bad gas pains....you rock back and forth, laying on your left side, then your right side....then you massage your stomach from side to side, hoping to move that gas bubble out. Do the same for your son. There will be times when there is nothing you can do to stop his pain.....don't let that get you stressed, because it will only make him cry more (trust me I know). I thought I was a horrible mom, because everytime my mom would take him he would calm down and I would just cry thinking I was doing something wrong. But then I realized the non-stop crying and the helpless feeling of not being able to stop the pain was stressing me out and making my son even more tense. If you have some one to help, sometimes just a five minute break is enough to keep going. My son's colic lasted 4 1/2 months, but now is finally over (with an occassional bout here and there). I wish you all the patience in the world, it will be long and hard, but it will eventually end. Hope this helps :)

Anna - posted on 10/01/2009

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Have you tried changing formula if you don't BF. I tried soy with my first girl and it helped.

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