Kylie - posted on 01/16/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi everyone I need your help!
I have a 10 month old that has suffered from colic since he was born. The clinic nurses and doctors have never helped me. they say he is healthy as he puts on plenty of weight but something is wrong. i know some nights it is teething as he teeths bad most nights its wind.
He has never really been a day sleeper. in 12 hours I could only get about 1 hour combined but now i can usually get 3x40min naps maybe an hour. 2 hour if i hold him. He is on solids and formula during the day and breast milk at night. He won't self settle i have tried. he will go for 1 - 1.5 hours and still cry. I try to get him to sleep between 7-8 each night. at one stage before formula he would sleep 3 hour then wake every 2 hours and only go back to sleep with boob. now since formula (i have noticed that) he got a little worse sometimes going down around 7 or 8 or even 11. sleeps about hour and wakes every hour to half hour some nights only sleeping again with boob. he pulles his legs up when he wakes but you can see when he cries he doesn't want to be awake. i have even tried making hubby take him at night so he can't smell me with bottle or dummy but bubby refuses. he also refuses dummy and bottle from me at night. some nights while on boob he still cries as eating.
I have gone from S26 Gold formula to Karicare gold to Karicare lactose intolerence and now i am on S26 Soy formula. i thought it was working. i have him on apple, pear & banana during the day with pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot. sometimes some meat. he might have an arrowroot biscuit during the day as a teething rusk and maybe a slice of bread crust. the only other think i have given him is plain pasta.
is there anyone who has been thru this that can help?
I have had his ears testing, his urine & stool. all clear
i have tried dosing him up on bonjela, panadol & nurofen; given him gripe water and other wind remedies. warm water, brandy in his water etc.
please please please help me. i have only gotten about 3-4 hours broken sleep since he was born per day.!