Colic! Please help I'm begging you.

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I'm a stay at home mom with a 5 week old and a 22 month old. My oldest is very active and demands nearly constant one on one attention, when told no she goes into fits. My newest has just started what I can only say must be colic. He starts early afternoon and it lasts until nearly7:30pm or 8pm. After that it's a great night.



A normal episode is like this: eats 30 minutes and seems content. Begins to fuss soon after. I attempt to calm him and he gets worse. Soon after a crying, burping, rocking spell he sleeps for about 30 minutes but must be held. He then wakes and screams for up to an hour.



I am extremely frustrated and overtaxed by my children. I am at home from 2:30pm to about 10pm or later with them. The toddler is on a good schedule and goes down at 7pm for the night, but has been teething and wakes sporadically. The newest seems to feed every 2 1/2 -4 hours depending on the time of day. I just need to know what I can do to not lose my mind. I had colic as a baby and my mother told me it was so bad she was tempted to smother me with a pillow. She, thankfully, lived with my grandparents because she was right out of high school when she had me. I don't have any help when the husband leaves and I find myself in a state of panic when the two kids gang up on me and scream. I do not feel that I like I have depression, and I would never harm my children, but I cannot for the life of me deal with this much longer as is. Crying in the shower while the two are in "time out" in a safe place doesn't seem like a good fix for how I feel. There has got to be a better way. Any advice?

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Katie - posted on 02/02/2010

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I have been thru this it is no fun! Change formulas. If this does not work try adding a little molasses to the formula it worked for me. It is hard to be a mom don't forget to get away from the situation for a time out for yourself Hire someone to help for even an hour thats what the smart moms do...I had to learn that the hard way!

Jody - posted on 02/02/2010

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Wow - you have received a lot of advice so I apologize if you already received this but I can't read through everyone's postings. My baby had colic and I refused to just "accept it" and so I searched out a remedy. I found "Colic Calm" and tried it and it really does work like all the quotes on the website say it does. Here is the site: www.coliccalm.com

Also, I went to see a naturopathic doctor to see if there was anything I could change with respect to baby's formula. She advised me to switch to Lactose Free (enfamil has a good one) and if I couold afford it, an organic Lactose Free (I chose Nature's One Organic lactose free, website: www.naturesonedirect.com

ANd finally, she suggested adding 1/4 tsp, 3 times per day of infant's probiotic (found in your health food store) to baby's bottle. I truly believe this was the miracle cure. You can give it to breastfed babies too...I think dissolved in water maybe, ask at the health food store). Try it, it will give you some sanity again I know it. Good luck.

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First take a deep breath and relax for a second. My son had colic for three and a half months so I know where you are coming from. Do you have a swing for the little one. Motion is always good for them. You could stick the baby in there to rock for a while. There are drops that you can get over the counter at the pharmacy for colic and I highly recommend getting them. They break up that huge air bubble in their stomach and help it move so that the baby is more comfortable. Here is a link for some more information on colic and treatment option and tips. http://www.pharmasave.com/ladysmith-phar...

Shawna - posted on 02/02/2010

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good job, go have a shower. never touch your children when you are upset. some sort of detachment is ok. i've heard that gripe water is good for colic. my little sister had colic as a baby and my mother was breast feeding, she was suggested that it might be a slight milk allergy? crazy because she grew out of it. anyways my mother started to drink goats milk, and the colic went away. one thing to remember with crying is it will always stop. if you are able you could even ask a friend to come and stay with the crying baby or with your other ones, everyone needs a break sometimes. sorry about your situation, hope i can help.

Vilma - posted on 02/02/2010

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sound very familiar Iam a mother of four childrens all ready grown but child hood wos not easy, I would recomend you for yourself to try to relax any litle time you can get take it, remember if you are ok the kids will also be, take them for a walk, to the libruary, to the park even if is cold just a walk will help and as for tho colic make sure the burping is well done, some times the botles with the bags inside are a better choise try that the old ladies use anis tea to take the gas out and it work for me. but above anything just tolk to the Amighty God to help you go thruog the day wit your kids and everything else. I will be praying for you to

God bless you.

Desire - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter also had colic really bad, it took me forever to get her to calm down. I tried baby bliss and it worked great. I bought it at Walgreen, i think it was about 10 a bottle. As well as the swing helped keep her moving when all she wanted was to be rocked. You can also try a bouncer, some of them move on their own, that worked for me as well. They also have special formula for colic if your not breastfeeding.



GOOD LUCK!! It get better with time!

Rosalind - posted on 02/02/2010

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I am a mother of 4 grown children and I completely understand your feeling of desperation!First of all, is your colicy baby breastfed or on formula?If he or she is on formula he or she may be lactose intolerant or if the formula is fortified with iron you may want to try the formula that is not.Iron is very difficult to digest.If you are breastfeeding it may be the foods that you are eating.ie; onions, garlic,cabbage,broccoli, and peas or anything that can make you gassy.I also used to perform reflexology on my children.For colic or tummy ailments you can massage the sole of their feet rubbing just above the heel and outside edge of the foot.This helps to relieve tummy cramps.You may also want to try giving your baby a gentle full body massage.And lastly , even though it is difficult for you,make yourself a soothing herbal tea. Try to remain calm because we all know that babies sense how we feel.Hope this helps in some way.Don't get discouraged, this too shall pass.

Rosalind - posted on 02/02/2010

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I am a mother of 4 grown children and I completely understand your feeling of desperation!First of all, is your colicy baby breastfed or on formula?If he or she is on formula he or she may be lactose intolerant or if the formula is fortified with iron you may want to try the formula that is not.Iron is very difficult to digest.If you are breastfeeding it may be the foods that you are eating.ie; onions, garlic,cabbage,broccoli, and peas or anything that can make you gassy.I also used to perform reflexology on my children.For colic or tummy ailments you can massage the sole of their feet rubbing just above the heel and outside edge of the foot.This helps to relieve tummy cramps.You may also want to try giving your baby a gentle full body massage.And lastly , even though it is difficult for you,make yourself a soothing herbal tea. Try to remain calm because we all know that babies sense how we feel.Hope this helps in some way.Don't get discouraged, this too shall pass.

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2010

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I would say it's most likely reflux. Feed in small increments, keep baby propped up at an angel at all times and talk to your Pediatrician about reflux meds. I'm very anti-medicine, but we had to put my son on baby zantac. It's very safe and works wonders!

Also, REad Dr. Sears Happiest Baby on the Block. I promise it will help. I was in your same exact position when my son was a newborn. I read this book and it changed everything for us.



Hang in there! You're gonna make it through this.

Charity - posted on 02/02/2010

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Just remember you can always put your children in a safe place like thier bed and shut the door if you need a break. My daughter had colic and we also found out she was lactose intolerant. I breast fed her, so I had to give up all dairy products until she was one and grew out of it. There is no known cause of colic, but they do say their tummies are upset during thier fussy time. our doctor recommended white noise for colic. White noise is like turning on a fan, running the vaccum, put the baby in a swing with music all during the period you said the baby cries. They also recommended letting her sleep in her car seat in our bedroom or her bouncing seat that vibrates. she slept in that until the colic went away. Our daughter cried every night from 9pm-11pm after that quite. Trust me I know what your going through. Hang in there it will be over soon. Wish you luck.

Charity

Lorena - posted on 02/02/2010

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Have you read The Happiest Baby on the Block? It has some great suggestions for dealing with colicky babies, and it's a good read.

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Have you tried gripe water? It's basically water, fennel and ginger. A friend told me about it and it WORKS!!! I only wished I had it for my first born.



It's about $10 a bottle, you can get it online or at babies r us.

Jen - posted on 02/02/2010

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This too shall pass! I have been there and it is normal to feel like you are losing your mind. If you are nursing check your diet and see if there are any food allergies that are causing upset. My daughter turned out to have celiacs. My girlfriend had to cut out eggs, milk and wheat. A food journal helps. If he is on formula talk to your doctor about other forms of hypoallergenic formulas. Sometimes there is nothing you can do for them. Don't feel bad if all you can do is let them cry it out for a small period of time while you gather yourself with a coffee. Someone else mentioned the 5 "S s,

those really work. A tight swaddle with loud white noise in a carseat or baby swing. Take care of yourself and don't be afraid to ask for help with your friends and family. It really DOES take a village! Thinking of you and I hope it gets better soon!

Tracy - posted on 02/02/2010

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If you are using formula, warm it up, if you are already warming it, heat it up a little warmer than what you are already doing. We also enrolled in an infant massage class when our son was about 6 weeks old and the colic completely stopped. It also had other benifits that we noticed right away. He was more alert when he was awake so he slept better when he went for naps. After the first class he slept through the night ( 7 hours) he has slept 10 -11 hours at night ever since and he is now 12 months old, even through teething. There are specific exercizes they teach you for colic, most are massaging the belly about a 1/2 hour after feeding in a clockwise motion to get rid of the bubbles, you can actually feel the bubbles move around sometimes.

another is to lie baby on their back and move thier legs into thier chest, and then around in a clockwise motion. There are pictures and better explanations on how to do the massage techniques on massageforminis.com

Shannon - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter was colicy too...found out that milk products made it worse and if you breast feed you may want to consider what you are eating too....anything that makes you gassy will make baby even worse. I used soy products which helped alot and pepermint oil...a couple drops on a bottel of warm water...peppermint is a natural tummy relaxer. Warm "hot water" bottle on the tummy. I found that Gripe water didnt do a whole lot. Now my daughter is 15 and she still has issues with digestion. Good Luck!! Hope baby settles soon!

Adrian - posted on 02/02/2010

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My baby had colic for he 1st 3 months and it was so hard that I felt like suiciding. Combined with a little postpartum depression those 1st 3 months were the hardest. Unfortunately there is no fix or somebody out there would be filthy rich for it. The only advise I have is to stay positive because they do outgrow it. I bought a homeopathic calming solution called "Colic Calm" online I had it over nighted because I was loosing my mind. A $20 bottle ended up costing $75 with shipping. It helped temporarily. Something is better than nothing. Hang in there it will get better.

Adrian - posted on 02/02/2010

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My baby had colic for he 1st 3 months and it was so hard that I felt like suiciding. Combined with a little postpartum depression those 1st 3 months were the hardest. Unfortunately there is no fix or somebody out there would be filthy rich for it. The only advise I have is to stay positive because they do outgrow it. I bought a homeopathic calming solution called "Colic Calm" online I had it over nighted because I was loosing my mind. A $20 bottle ended up costing $75 with shipping. It helped temporarily. Something is better than nothing. Hang in there it will get better.

Megan - posted on 02/02/2010

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Everybody on here has great advice, I have some more lol. It does sound a lot like reflux. My son has severe reflux and you should try elevating the head of his crib mattress or wherever he sleeps. Not by a lot, we use a telephone book, but the slight elevation will help, and it's still safe. Another thing is, is that I saw someone suggested similac sensitive for a formula; I would take it one step further and get the similac sensitive r.s. The rs stands for rice starch which makes the formula thicker and harder for it to come up with the acid. Good luck!

Coralie - posted on 02/02/2010

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I'm a granma and had one colicy baby. She used to feed every 2 hours 24 hrs a day/night and take an hour to burp, so I put a few drops of gripe water in her formula (suggested by the health nurse), which settled her down for sleeps. It also helped her to burp without getting any pain.

My other daughter has a son who is teething and she uses "Highland Teething Tablets" from Save-On in the Natural Based Vitamin area. They seem to work well, but if he's having a really bad time she will give him Tylenol the odd time. The teething tabs just melt in the mouth.

Stephanie - posted on 02/02/2010

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my advice? it will sounds crazy, but we tried everything else people recommended and nothing seemed to work for our little colic babe. find a chiropractor who specializes in infant colic. i promise you if it's colic, it will work! 3-4 treatments and your little one will be soooo much better. i'm not promising no crying, but the crying screaming burping episodes you describe here will be gone! good luck...and no matter what you do, it will pass :)

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I'm no medical expert, but I have raised four children. My youngest had close to these symptoms while I was breastfeeding. This is what was suggested to me: eliminate dairy from my diet. It takes 7 to 10 days for the dairy enzyme (or whatever it is) to leave your system, but I noticed an improvement in my baby almost immediately! Later on, when she was weaned, I discovered she was allergic to eggs and mild. I put her on soy, and eventually she became allergic to that. At age 5, she can now tolerate eggs in baking and drinks milk just fine.



I don't know how helpful this is, but it certainly relieved the crying and cramping spells my daughter had after nursing. Also, these symptoms did not begin until she was around a month old, I think.



Good luck! You are doing a fabulous job with a difficult situation. However, as a mom of a teenager, this may be the easy part! (Just kidding, I think!)

Loreli - posted on 02/02/2010

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This might sound weird to you, but i was told this and when I tried it after so many different attempts it worked. Put vicks vapor rub in the babys belly button. He will feel relief and will relieve the gasses he has build up inside.

Charity - posted on 02/02/2010

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Gripe Water!!! Also, it helps if you place the baby stomach down on top of warm blankets or towels on top of a warm tumbling dryer, the movement and warmth might

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2010

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I feel for you I really do, I was 18 yrs old when I had my son who is now 17 himself.. Colic is hard to deal with, I switched to a soy based forula Isomil and that helped alot, as well as on very cranky moods I straped them into infant seat and placed on the dryer and for some reason that was what helped the most, along with the football hold running the vacume.. Not sure why they worked.. but good luck to you.

Mickey - posted on 02/02/2010

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with the oldest one lwt her throw her fit and don't give in sooner or later she will find out that she is not going to get it and she will stop throwing those fits and as for the collic take about a quarter cup of coke in a bottle and put your finger over the nipple and shake it to get the acid out and release the nipple (dothiss out the door so not to make a mess).then let the baby drink it and burp and it should settle the babys stomach. This worked with my kids.My mother-in-law showed it to me

Leah - posted on 02/02/2010

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Oh golly, you do need help. Do you belong to a church with understanding members that can help? How about neighbors? My dad said that I was his colicy baby. (My parents had 10 children.) He often said that he would walk the streets until the wee small hours with me screaming so that Mom could sleep. One dark night an older woman walked by and said he was doing it the hard way. She told him to take a toothpick, dip the tip in peppermint extract, then in a bottle of water, then feel me the water. Viola! It worked! Dad says that saved his sanity and my life. I've used this same hint on my own 4 and they used it on their children.

Laura - posted on 02/02/2010

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WOW....you look like you've got a bunch of good answers here.....first of all talk to your pedetrician, something may need to be changed if the baby is on formula....secondly, here in South Louisiana we have an all natural pharmacy that makes the worlds greatest colic remedy, and it is all natural....everyone down here swears by it, and uses it!! I've used it myself for my son, and it's the best thing out there!

It's called Dupois Natural Health, here is the website: http://dupoisnaturalhealth.com/



here is the link for the colic medicine: http://www.dupoisnaturalhealth.com//osco...



it runs about $23.00 for the bottle which lasts a while, you can order it and they will ship to you!!! But sounds like you need someone to relieve you for breaks every once in a while to, just to get your sanity back.....just ask around, you'd be surprised how much people are willing to help!!



I hope this helps you, and I pray for relief for you....don't give up...."and this too shall pass"!!!!



Laura Smith

Megan - posted on 02/02/2010

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have you tried a chiropractor. Both my daughters had collicy babies and it was almost immediate relief. Also when you carry your baby trying cradling him on your arm only on his tummy. Good Luck

Susan - posted on 02/02/2010

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Did you have a long labour? We took our daughter to the local chiropractor for a bit of cranial osteopathy when she was 5 weeks old. Sounds scary for a tiny baby, but it's just gentle massage on the neck. She settled and slept A LOT better even after the first session. We had 3 or 4 sessions in all. The problem was that her neck / back got into some strange positions during labour and so the reason she was in such a state was that she couldn't lie down without being in pain! Several friends have had success with the same. Sleepcurve matresses can help too, as they mimic being held in the arms.



Also, good old fashioned gripe water helps and you can give it before, during or after a feed (unlike Infacol etc)



Good luck, try to remember it won't last forever.



xx

Jenna - posted on 02/02/2010

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both of my babies had very severe acid reflux (gerd) and digestion problems, were in constant pain and never slept, i know what your going through and its terrible. after 4months with the first i lost my mind ... I insisted (actually demanded) that my pediatrician send me to a specialist (pediatric gastro) and thank god they did. the specialist confirmed that it wasnt "just colic" and put them on a prescription formula called neocate and prescribed prevacid twice a day. this was a MIRACLE .... within a week both were unbelievably better. it took about 6 weeks for their intestines and bellies to heal and after that i had two 'normal" babies. If you feel that something is not right INSIST that your doctor follow up and send you to a specialist ... dont just let them use the same old tired excuse colic, colic, colic. i live in new jersey and saw Dr. Celia Padron. she is a miracle worker. when i had my second, i saw the signs again and got her in by the time she was 6 weeks old, thank god.

Viki - posted on 02/02/2010

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My sister's 3 babies had Colic. She would put them in the car and drive down a bummy road and it seemed that the little amount of bouncing the car helped. My gradmother always said to put a colic baby in like a carseat and set it on the washer and put the washer on spin cycle, she said that is what she done with my dad and it worked also. I dont know about the meds so i cant help there.

Laurie - posted on 02/02/2010

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I would have to say make sure that it is not acid reflux, my son had that and there is medicine for it. It doesn't completely solve it but it does help. Also when my son was crying and upset he liked to be bounced, our legs got tired so we bought a big medicine ball and bounced on that with the baby. Don't be afraid to have pretty big bounces either! Hang in there, either way colic or acid refulx, it usually goes away around 3 months old!

Viki - posted on 02/02/2010

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My sister's 3 babies had Colic. She would put them in the car and drive down a bummy road and it seemed that the little amount of bouncing the car helped. My gradmother always said to put a colic baby in like a carseat and set it on the washer and put the washer on spin cycle, she said that is what she done with my dad and it worked also. I dont know about the meds so i cant help there.

Jessika - posted on 02/02/2010

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I was recomended to drink fennel tea by a pharmacist. She said she did that with both her children, and they were supposedly really colicy.

She recomended that your drink as much as possible and somehow, that should help your child.

My son didn't suffer as bad as your son, but it seemed to help him anyway. It's easy to do, so could maybe be worth a try.

Good Luck! I know this doesn't help right now, but it will get better and I'm sure you'll be fine. But it is hard with two and no help. I've got two sons too, and no family close by either.

Melissa - posted on 02/02/2010

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my son had colic, they changed his milk to prosobee and gave him gas medicine, he was fine....

Nicole - posted on 02/02/2010

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I have 21 month old twin girls and one of them had colic. It was f@#king awful. She screamed just about every waking moment for the first 3 months of her life. I felt like I was neglecting her sister because she required so much of my attention. The screaming and sleep deprivation had me so frayed, I was thinking pretty psychotically by the end as well (like you, I was on my own the majority of the time). None of that stuff worked... colic water, mylicon drops... nothing. It has to do with their under-developed nervous system and it's simply something they have to outgrow. Until then, play white noise loudly for your son. I purchased a white noise CD from Amazon.com, but the vacuum cleaner worked better. It duplicates the sound in the womb and it calms them down. As for your daughter, it's ok if you don't give her the attention she's accustomed to... don't feel guilty about that. It's probably better for her in the long run anyway. Now that my girls are 21 months old, they're testing me as well. I refuse to give in to their fits and the less I give in, the less they melt down.



Hang in there. I know it doesn't seem like it now, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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It looks like you got some good tips so far, You also should do some self care, Your supports are who you want as support. Take some time out for you and whenyour child if fussing, remember whenu get upset they get us set they pick up on that. Its funny tht they q into that then as they become teenagers not so much. lol But in all time you will find what works best just remember one day at a time. Take them out for a walk, add something new in there life.

Anissa - posted on 02/02/2010

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Okay, honey...listen up! First of all...if you are feeding that baby ANY grains, stop! Their little tummies are not ready for that yet. Secondly....the 5 "S"s:



Suck

Swaddle

Swing

Side

Shushing



I had a colic baby...I heard those 5 S's on the Dr. Phil show one afternoon while flipping through channels....WOW do they work!!! Even just turning her on her side as she was screaming one day...she IMMEDIATLEY stopped!!! The thing is, is most of the time it's Gas. Oh girl....I KNOW what you are going through. My hubby would come home from work, and she'd be screaming, and he'd turn around and walk right back out the door! Ha!!! That is the best advice I can give you. You know...I never did put her down while she was crying either...I knew she was in pain, and it just killed me...I hurt for her. I just tried to love her, as I am sure you love your baby. Good luck!



OH! ...and Gripe Water OR even the Walmart brand of baby gas drops is excellent!!! We went through BOTTLES of that stuff with her!!!! I highly recommend using it...it will make your life MUCH more pleasant!!!

Heather - posted on 02/02/2010

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Buy the book Colic Solved. It is written by a pediatric gastroenterologist. He discusses everything. However, it is an easy read. It basically states how what has been termed colic in the past could actually be GERD(reflux disease) and/or milk protein allergy. For GERD, there are medicines a baby can take: Zantak/prilosec. Testing for milk protein allergy might be as simple as getting a stool sample on a special tape to detect blood. As for you you are doing. If your ped helps and your baby starts to do better, that will help you feel better. If you feel you aren't too tired for it, grab some coffee and load up the kids in the car and go for a drive. Unless the baby doesn't do well there. It was always a help to me to drive for an hour or two. My child slept, I enjoyed the coffe and some good music. Thought I do live in an area where I could drive distances without hitting a traffic light or stop signs. Goto Bing maps and map out a route to take. Also, try the miracle blanket for swaddling. My first wouldn't sleep for more than an hour for the first seven weeks. I got this blanket and the first night she slept almost 6 hours. Go to www.meetup.com and see if there playgroups in your area. I did this two years ago. They have playdates at people's homes, indoor play areas, playgrounds when it is nice out, and even mom's nights out. I hope you can find a group like that around you. It is a great way to form a support system around you, other moms understand and possible playfriends for your children. If there isn't such a group around your area. Think about starting one up on meet up.

I hope these suggestions help you. I can't express enough, the importance of getting the book, Colic Solved. You can find it on Amazon. It is a life saver.

Patti - posted on 02/02/2010

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I have heard really good things about gripe water. My son had acid reflux at birth and 2 out of 3 of our doctors said he was just one of those babies...colic. Finally they diagnosed him with reflux. You might google acid reflux and check all the symptons. Just a thought. All my best to you...it's hard right now but it will get better. Try to hire a mother's helper. This would be a 10-12 year old that could play with your oldest while you take care of your youngest. You don't leave the house, they are there with you. The cost is minimal. Take care.

Cassandra - posted on 02/02/2010

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I am not sure if you've tried. Gripe Water. It's great and safe. I used it for my Son and his episode went down tremendously. I can't imagine going through that with two kids but you're doing great.

Leisa - posted on 02/02/2010

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Raising five children I had one who had colic. My oldest. By the time our second son was born we had found a great chiropractor who was also trained in acupressure. He adjusted our children from the time they were born, particularly their bellies. My youngest four children have not only had no colic, but have never been on antibiotics for any reason. When a chiropractor adjusts a baby it is not as they adjust adults, it is very gentle and it seems as if they are not doing anything, but it makes a huge difference. If you are nursing and drink coffee or soda, or eat chocolate the acid in these can disturb their bellies and cause colic symptoms. Two of my boys are 20 months apart. I can not imagine how I would have coped if I had had to deal with colic. God bless you.

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I know someone whos baby was like this. she did the the leg pumping on her baby every hour or so and she never had a problem after that.

Jan - posted on 02/02/2010

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Our first born had a bad case of colic till 3 months old, talk about going out of your mind, my pediatrition recommended switching over to soy formula, first bottle I had a new baby :) You might want to check with your doctor first.

Good luck!

Evangeline - posted on 02/02/2010

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I absolutely swear by Gripe Water by Baby's Bliss...it is homeopathic (chamomile, fennel, etc) and was made in England by a Pediatrician that was also a mom and nutritionist. You can use it from newborn to adulthood (dosage is on the bottle) and it works for colic, teething, and fussiness in general...very calming. I have friends of mine call in the middle of the night when they run out of it...that's how quickly and well it works. I would get some today, if I were you! They sell it at Walgreen's or you can just go to babysbliss.com and find the location closest to you!

Karen - posted on 02/02/2010

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There are some great U tube video's on Infant Massage which is essential for any mum with a colicy baby. My Son Screamed for 5 months due tocolic and I can empathise with your situation.It maybe worth checking with your Doctor incase baby has indigestion/ reflux. Is there perhaps a day nursery or relative your oldest can go to for a few hours so you can spend some one 2 one time and vice versa so that neither feels left out. I have since gone on to train in Infant Massage to help other mums survive parenthood. If you can't find anything on u tube then E-mail me and I will send you some instructions - it won't last forever! And get some rest when you can you need to keep your energies up to look after the little ones, so be kind to yourself.

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I am a grandma now and if it's colic boil some camomile tea let it cool or mix with cool water to make it warm and let the baby drink it and you will see the difference. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon in it too. It help to relieve gas. If it reflux I know gaviscon is good but what I suggested first might help that too. I know that some of the over the counter medicines are expensive but I would rather give my babies natural things. I hope this helps. God Bless!

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I am a grandma now and if it's colic boil some camomile tea let it cool or mix with cool water to make it warm and let the baby drink it and you will see the difference. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon in it too. It help to relieve gas. If it reflux I know gaviscon is good but what I suggested first might help that too. I know that some of the over the counter medicines are expensive but I would rather give my babies natural things. I hope this helps. God Bless!

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hi yvette, i really sympathize you. i am a 22 year old stay at home mom for a 2 year old and he is mr. personality 100%. i never had problems with colic but the fits, yes. i just started sending him to his room and he would sit there and cry, and when he was done he would yell "mama, up". so i would make him come in and apologize. he is doing really well with that now. just dont give them any attention when they have their fits. And if i might add, you stated that baby number 2 is eating anywhere between 2 1/2-4 hours...not good! a baby at that age should be eating at every 4 hours, the more they feed the more it could make your colic problem even worse. try puting mylecon in the bottle if you bottle feed, and if you nurse make sure you are watching everything you eat. everything you eat, he eats, so if they are really gassy food that can make colic better. also when he has a colic episode, try a warm bubble bath, rubbing the warm water of his belly and when your done with the bath, try and swaddle him real tight. also when baby is not sleeping, lay him on his stomach, to put pressure on his little belly.



i really hope my advice works for you, and good luck! and also if you ever feel you are extremely overwhelmed, i really suggest dad stepping in and giving you a break!

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