2wk old screaming bloody murder

Kat - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




My daughter has been waking every hour screaming her absolute lungs out. It's not a attention seeking cry as far as I can say. It sounds like a pain cry to me. I have been treating her for wind with 'Infants Friend' & also 'Gripe Water', but she is still waking all the time. I have been making sure she is well burped after feeding. This is second baby, but #1 was a dream baby & I wasn't really challenged lol.


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Tanisha - posted on 07/28/2010




My little one does this very rarely, and when she does cry like that, she wants attention. It has to be skin on skin contact so she can hear my heartbeat. holding her close and rocking her or patting her butt will calm her down. Hope everything works out for you. Good luck

Kelly - posted on 07/27/2010




I had the same issue! My son would be up for 3 or 4 hours in pain. There were two issues going on with him. The first is I have an overactive letdown which was giving him horrible gas and second he has a milk protein intolerance so I had to cut dairy. After two weeks of no dairy and pumping before nursing he is doing well! Hang in there!

Alicia - posted on 07/25/2010




You may want to look into GERD. It can cause them to cry in pain like that. There is a website that is helpful, but I can't remember right now. I will send it when I find it.

Kathleen - posted on 07/17/2010




Re: screaming bloody murder
Hi, I know what you are talking about my daughter is 6 weeks old and she would cry the bloody murder cry and I knew it wasn't for attention I took her to my family dr and she told me we would watch it. I also tried gripe water. My daughter was admitted to the hospital last week and they called in the feeding team and they also told me it was a really good chance that she had acid reflux and so they put her on a medication but it didn't work so on Monday they put her on prevacid and sent her home today. They also told me that gripe water won't do much as they told the alcohol out of it. You can also try Ovol it will help release any "gas" that she having trouble passing. Just give it to her 30 minutes before her feedings try that for about a week if it doesn't help contact your doctor. Hope this helps

Melissa - posted on 07/15/2010




My little girl is now 5 weeks old and has the same issue. I have found the only thing that calms her is wrapping her in a swaddle blanket. AFter I get her all snuggled up a sudden calm comes over her. I just ordered 3 more.

Heather - posted on 07/15/2010




Has she had a bowel movement recently? If not maybe it's that. WHen I first started reading I was thinking Colic, and Gripe Water, but seeing that you have tried that, I say make an appt with her Dr and see whats going on, it could really be something serious.

Loryn - posted on 07/14/2010




I know you said it doesn't sound like an attention cry but that may be what she needs ??? My 4 week-old can be fed, burped, and changed and still cry. What works for me is simply to cradle him, chest to chest, with his pacifier in his mouth and he'll calm down, look around with big eyes and eventually fall asleep ... if that doesn't work it might be a medical thing. I don't know a whole lot as I'm a FTM but that's part of the fun of parenting, eh, learning as we go? =) Good luck

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