WHAT TO DO WITH A COLIC BABY WHO'S ALMOST 3 WEEKS OLD?

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Claire - posted on 10/10/2009

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Google Dr. Howard Chiltons theory on Colic... very INTERESTING. it worked for me, not saying it will work for you though, maybe ur baby is lactose intolerant if she/he cries after a feed.

Christine - posted on 10/10/2009

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My doctor told us to use Little Tummy's all it is, is Mylacon drops and they helped us. She had really bad colic and she is slowly getting over it. She will be 8wks Monday, those drops helped for almost 6wks until now on occasion. Hope this is helpful. They sell them at walmart.

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Google Dr Harvey Karp. His methods stoped my sons crying within the week. He has agreat book, which I read, and a DVD. Its definatly worth a try.

Emma - posted on 10/09/2009

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If the crying starts at the same time everyday and doesn't last any longer than 3-4 your baby will outgrow it. However you can always take your baby to the emerg or childrens hospital during the crying so you can see if there is a blockage in the intestines. When my son started colic, around 3-4 wks old it was about 2-3 hours of crying, then reduced to 1-2 hours then to 10 minutes and I hate to say then 2 months just flew by and colic was over and done with. I talked with my doctor and gave my son some gas drops in the afternoon and gripe water during the crying sprees. The gas drops helped in reducing the amount of gas (which just increased his crying) and gripe water helped settle his tummy down during the crying. Other than that, find a comfortable position for your baby and you; walking, rocking, light bouncing, singing softly worked as well. Also make sure you've eaten before hand and you have someone you can pass baby off to during the crying so you can stay refreshed.

Lesley - posted on 10/09/2009

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There's really nothing you can do but I have a solution that I use: typically colic pains strike about the same time every day (in my experience), so about 30 minutes or so before then, I take some Tylenol and then walk slowly around the house gently rocking/bouncing and sshhhing. It makes me more calm and I swear it actually helps to calm her down sooner...the combination of the soft movements and your heartbeat should offer a little comfort. It isn't pleasant because she'll still keep crying, but usually she'll drift off to sleep pretty suddenly once the pain subsides a little.

Ashley - posted on 10/09/2009

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If the baby actually is colic, there really isn't anything you can do. There has been new research that says colic is a bacteria in the intestines that everyone has, but for babies it hurts. There will be treatment eventually, but not yet. Best thing is to comfort as best as you can.

Here is the article about colic and the new findings:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200...

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