Megan - posted on 05/23/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi all. I have a 5 month old baby who is colicky or supposedly 'post' colicky at this point. He's had issues with acid reflux and gas since he was born. He has gotten better all around during the day and evening, but lately, the nights just seem to be getting worse and worse. I nurse him and put him down between 6:30 and 7PM. Around 10PM and every 1.5 to 2 hours thereafter, he is up screaming and crying practically inconsolably. The only thing that will soothe him back to sleep is my breast, but he still continues to awaken. He has never been able to self soothe. I've been told this is because he does/did have colic. He will not take a pacifier and I can't let him cry it out. Everything I've read says it won't help him anyway because he does have a difficult temperament. I just don't know what to do at this point. Wait it out? Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!