when do babies get over the gassy and fussiness from colic

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Dr Julie - posted on 12/29/2008

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Take your child to a chiropractor!!! We see this issue all the time in our office and an easy solution is an adjustment. Birth is a traumatic expierence and misalignments occur, no medicine will relieve this kind of pain. And you will see immediate results!

Chantelle - posted on 12/29/2008

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All babys are different, my daughter had it for a year and it was hell, my son who is now two months has colic as well but not as bad as my first, my son only started it at around 3 weeks and it seems to be easing off now at 2 months I hope, sorry that you have to go through with it but yes as they all say it will pass and it does. It kinnda makes you stronger and you seem to have a special bond with them as you are always trying to comfort them. Good luck and you can get remedys if they contain dill chamomile or peppermint they are very effective.

Dorothy - posted on 12/29/2008

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For us it was around 4 months. Our son had (has?) a cow's milk protein allergy, so we switched him to Isomil, which helped a bit. He was still constipated, so we sought homeopathic help which sorted out that issue. The only thing left was to finally get our son on a proper napping scheduled (be basically had not napped during the day until he was 4 months old...he just refused). We used the extinction method from Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby/Child....It was a life saver. My husband and I slowly starting catching up on our sleep. Matthew is still a little more fussy than other babies, but he's pretty easy to read now. If he starts showing us his "tired signs" and getting a bit fussy, it just usually means that he needs to go down for a nap...just like other babies. We have noticed though that we do have to react pretty quickly to his napping and sleeping needs as he becomes extremely grouchy otherwise. Overall, he's much better now and lots of fun...and full of LOTS of energy. He's almost 11 months now and started sleeping through the night (approx 7pm to 7am) around 9 months. Even this little teething episodes don't phase us, afterall, we survived the colic :) Hope this helps.

Teryl - posted on 12/29/2008

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My son was better after 4 months. My daughter was collicy only in the evening but we used Oval before she ate and after and she was like a totally different child. She didnt cry at all after that.

Bethany - posted on 12/29/2008

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I got them at rite aid. They should have them just about anywhere. They aren't Rx just over the counter. Like I said before they are WONDERFUL! I have also heard that gripe water works well but I never tried it.

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Kati - posted on 07/16/2012

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My son was just 2 weeks old when his colic AND acid reflux started. He would be up screaming crying from midnight-4 or 5am... He was on 6 different formulas and we finally found that Nutramigen had fixed a LARGE part of
His colic however he has avid reflux severely at this point. So after a swallow study was performed we were told to add Earths Best cereal
To his milk and he is on Zantac. Also the radiologist said that we should STOP using the wide neck bottle it's to big of a gulp for such a tiny little guy. We also use the gas drops and they seem to work pretty well. We have used Gripe water and the only thing I've found it helpful for was hiccups and it doesn't help every time. I also tried Coliv calm and it seemed to help at first an then stopped. He is now 2months old and we have a Colic episode in the evening for an hour or two but after a warm bath and a bed time bottle is he usually out by 10pm and sleeps until 5-6am... Sometimes 7 of we're lucky ;)

Shannon - posted on 12/30/2008

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Every child is different... my daughter had a bit of gas, a drop of Mylicon and she was good to go. My son on the other hand... uugghh!!! From the time my mik came in (he was 2 days old!) until it regulated when he was about 3 months old... my let downs were so fast that it caused him a great amount of pain in his tummy. I had to pump about an ounce out before I could nurse him, or it was even worse. We found that Gripe Water worked best with him... and now at just over 4 months, he is a happy baby who rarely has a problem with gas.... goodluck to you, and both Mylicon (or a replica of it anyway) and Gripe Water can usually be found at your local drug store.

Dawn - posted on 12/30/2008

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Most commonly the gassy feeling is from the food the baby is eating, either from mom or formula. I have 8 month old twins, and didn't want to suffer this again (have 2 boys). I found a gripe water called colic-ease. It has worked miracles for me. It is all natural products, not harmful. Go to colicease.com. It seems costly, but if you consider the cost of mylecon drops (they have never worked for me) and the amount you are getting, this is a steal. Hope this helps.

Rachel - posted on 12/29/2008

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I have used a product called Gripe Water you can buy it at Whole Foods. I think it is the best thing and it is all natural. Even my doctor agreed it was terrific. I have tried the other drops you can get them at CVS but I like the other 100% more. When the colic stops it depends on the baby. Good Luck

Heather - posted on 12/29/2008

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Gripe water (I found it in a health food store) didn't work for Olivia. But another helpful hint for sleeping ... She slept in her carseat until she was at least 5 months old. I would put the seat right in her crib. She slept pretty well that way. I know other people who have done this also. And once she started sleeping through the night, from about 3 months she has been sleeping 10 - 12 hours ever since. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Carrie - posted on 12/29/2008

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it felt like i had a brand new baby after about five months... the first four and a bit were rough.

Ann - posted on 12/29/2008

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With my daughter it seemed to peak during the second and third months, but then we also weaned early...around 12 weeks. I noticed the colic symptoms were worse when I had dairy. Cutting that out and then switching her to a lactose-free formula (called Nutramigen) has been a lifesaver!

Beth - posted on 12/29/2008

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I suffered so badly while Jack had colic that it really took me a long time to recover. Don't beat yorusefl up--because it is a very common growth side affect. And no matter what anyone tells you---it will pass, it will pass, it will pass. Also, the symethecone drops under any brand name will release the gas at the point of contact (diaphragm) and it ROX!

Annette - posted on 12/29/2008

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Hi my daughter had colic from 2 weeks old to 4 months old even to the point of taking her to hospital because they fought she had a twisted gut her belly was so swollen all the time but luckily it was just bad wind, tried every over the counter remedy you could get 4 it none work then at 3 months i weaned her to food and then day by day she got better took about 2 weeks for it to go but so glad i did it hope this helps

Bethany - posted on 12/29/2008

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My now 11month old had it for the first 6 months and then it just went away. I feel for you! It was so misserable for him and for us! I did discover a miracle natural product that our pediatrician said was just fine to use. It worked better then the Rx that she gave us. They are called Mylicon drops. I'm not sure about the spelling but they are amazing!

Sarah - posted on 12/29/2008

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My daughter seemed to get over it after 10 weeks. Definitely use the Mylicon drops, and check your formula if you use any. We breastfed and supplemented and it seemed that after we removed the formula the fussy, gassy baby stopped!

Tanya - posted on 12/29/2008

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My oldest son was about 3 months when he got over the worst of it, but he had some colicky symptoms for about 5 months. With him, I noticed it was important that I stuck to a schedule, and didn't let him get over-stimulated. Also, I read anything by Dr. Sears I could get my hands on. His tummy massage worked wonders. Just remember that it won't last forever and the rewards are awesome. :)

Lynda - posted on 12/29/2008

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My Daughter got over it about 3 1/2 months. Feeding her more upright helped, as did the Mylicon drops. I feel your pain! It's rough but it really does pass & now my daughter is a great little girl. She's now 20 months.

Stephanie - posted on 12/29/2008

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My name is Stephanie and I have a 3 year-old little girl, my third child, and she had gas and was fussy for about 3 and 1/2 months. My other two children did not have this problem, except for minor gas issues that were easily remedied with Infants' Mylicon. My little one was miserable evertime I put her down to lay flat in her bassinet or her crib. We saw a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and I can share his tips with you. What worked for us is letting her sleep in her swing for a few months. Nothing will happen to the baby, just do it if it helps. When anyone has a sour stomach, its comforting to pull your knees up and not be stretched out flat. This is why holding and laying propped up a bit seems to sooth. Nursing also soothed, but we can't do this all day! Keep using the gas drops in bottles or directly in baby's mouth, just watch how much you use. I was able to transfer my little girl to a crib without a problem once the gasssiness was gone. I promise, it gets better. These babies are just in so much pain and they don't know how to tell us what makes them feel better. Let me know how it goes!

Heather - posted on 12/29/2008

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My daughter is 18 months and for the first 5 months of her life she was pretty miserable most of the time! After 5 months it really started to get better. I never thought it would! She was on Prilosec too for a few months. She is now a very happy and easy going little girl. MUCH different. It will pass!

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