could my daughters crying by colic?

Katherine - posted on 09/17/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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ok so starting at about one week old my daughter started having these crazy crying spells, always around feeding times. she will root around like crazy just to reject the breast or nurse for a few seconds then let go and start crying. Her stomach rumbles alot of the time also. during the night she sleeps amazing in her crib but in the day i cannot set her down anywhere without her crying to b picked up. she has been on gas drops, and reflux meds, also i cut all dairy out of my diet and nothing seems to help. Any suggestions?

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That sounds like it could be overactive letdown. If your milk is coming out too fast for her to handle then that will cause her to pull off frequently while feeding. Does she gag, cough or choke at the breast? When she pulls off does your milk spray everywhere? If so, when you feel the letdown coming try taking her off and let the milk spray into a towel. When the flow slows down put her back on. My baby can get fussy during the day if she's put down. I also have a 2 year old who loves to "love" her baby sister lol. So I wear my baby in a carrier a lot during the day. If she's not there then she's in the bouncy chair because we have reflux issues as well so she doesn't lay flat much. The carrier has really helped. I can still get things done and she is happy being snuggled up to me.

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Alvina - posted on 05/07/2017

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DS had colic and really bad acid reflux. When you feed your babies, make sure that they are in an upright position. He used to wake up every two hours in pain. Babies magic tea did however work for my son, but I also switched him to Similac Sensitive formula. With the formula, I used to put one oz of tea and mix it in 8oz formula. The consistency helped him keep in down.

Amanda - posted on 09/19/2011

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Another thing with her tummy rumbling you may be eating something her tummy doesn't like. I couldn't eat anything with caffeine until he was older no chocolate or sodas or coffee, some gas causing veggies may do it too

Katherine - posted on 09/17/2011

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I love when I hear about other moms on here still nursing their toddlers. all i hear from my mom and my in laws are that he is too old and needs to be weaned. "he will be in college and still nursing" is what i normally hear. It's comforting to know that i'm not the only one out there still nursing. Pumping a little before letting my daughter nurse sounds like it would really help her alot, i always hate putting her on the side that my son nurses because i can tell it is a struggle once i let down.

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You sound just like me! lol. I'm nursing my 2 year old daughter too. She nurses a few times throughout the day so I just put her on the fuller breast. My baby girl still only takes one breast per feeding which I think has helped keep my oversupply and overactive letdown under control. I always offered both breasts to my first and didn't know much about letting her thoroughly empty one side so I made way too much milk and she had foremilk/hindmilk imbalance until I figured things out. Now when I'm super full I'll pump the side baby is not on and donate that milk or I'll let my toddler nurse some first so that the little baby is not overwhelmed by all of the milk.

Katherine - posted on 09/17/2011

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Sara, this information was very helpful. My 2 year old son still nurses once a day at bedtime and only nurses one side. On this side that he nurses I tend to gradually become more and more engorged throughout the day and yes it does have a very forceful letdown due to the oversupply. She does gag, cough,and choke when nursing that side, and only that side. This would explain why she is perfectly fine and content at night. My son nurses at night and completely empties that breast, so there is no engorgment or really heavy let down at night. Thank you so much. Also, we have bought her a carrier :)

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