COLIC AND STOMACH DISCOMFORT??? HELP!!!

Samantha - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My twins are about 7 weeks and one has tummy problems. The other is starting to get colic.. I dont know what to do. or what i can give them to help with the discomforts...... my doctor will not tell me what to do? they are fine in the day time.. but the nights feel like forever.. i dont want to hold them all the time... cuz i can hold 2 at the same time. it makes it worest. my husband works at night. so its just me doing this at night!! any one please I NEED HELP BADLY!!!!

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Betsy - posted on 11/23/2011

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apply vicks vapour rub on her navel its been very useful for my kids during stomach ache n colic.otherwise try burpin d baby n giving her gripe water....bt for sure the vicks thing works well for me

Ann - posted on 07/17/2010

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my twins are 2 months old and my daughter sophia is the colic one..if you sit in a hot shower with one it really helps it ususally will put her to sleep when she is really collicy....samantha doesnt have colic and when sophia gets going she wakes her up at night so i take sophia into the shower and she calms right down and samantha goes into the swing and she goes back to sleep ..hope this helps

Amanda - posted on 07/24/2014

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When my daughter wasnt even a month old she started having stomach issues, and would not keep her formula down. A good thing to do is try a different formula.

Fiona - posted on 07/16/2010

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Hi there try to put your baby with the stomach on soya milk it help me with my twins up until 4 months. Sometimes its the milk that makes the stomach bad so try it and give them solid foods it make the stomach much beter for cramps etc. Its never to early to give them food. Mine is now 7months old and believe me i know about bad stomachs because both of mine was like that until i change the milk to soya and gave them food. For the colic try to let your baby sleep on your washing mashien or your tumbledryer while its on. When she sleeps on it, it makes her feel she is still in the womb because the sound it makes is the same as in the womb or you can try to put one of those big watches in a teddy bear and let her sleep with that for the sound of your haert beat. Let know if something helped.

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Kaija - posted on 06/16/2016

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My LO was on exclusive breast milk and was developed with colic and severe gassy. I tried many remedies including prescriptions and nothing worked. Then, a natural product called babies magic tea was being tried and it started giving results just after the first use. Within a couple of days, my baby was completely soothed.

Lily - posted on 01/30/2013

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For your child with colic.. Try bringing him/her for a drive.. Both of my twins had colic and it helped so much!

Emily - posted on 12/12/2011

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Hang in there! My daughter had stomach issues at the start. My doctor suggested I use a hypoallergenic formula (I used Nutramigen, but I think there is another as well) which is supposed to help with reflux, and she was a new baby in just a few days (my son had no issues, so we didn't switch him, just her). It wasn't cheap, and it smelled pretty gross, but she had no issues with it and it really made a difference. We figured out later she had a cow's milk protein intolerence and not so much reflux, and which she has now grown out of. In the meantime, though, I remember the endless crying every time she had a sip of her bottle. We did try gripe water and it seemed to work a little bit, but really, it was the formula switch that did it for us. Not to say it's the same thing for you (although who knows, could be!), but it was something I hadn't considered that ended up working. Good luck!

Wanda - posted on 11/30/2011

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I feel for you. I had the same problem. I used brauer natural medicine colic relief. Worked wonders. Also changed formular to NAN Gold. All my problems were solved. Good luck hope things get better.

Kathi - posted on 07/20/2010

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I have b/g twins...my boy began having tummy trouble at about week 4...after many evenings of holding a crying baby I began researching different colic remedies...I changed his formula to Nutramigen and within a day he was a different baby! Turns out he had a milk protein allergy. I highly recommend giving it a try. It was more expensive but well worth the money. I was concerned that he wouldn't be able to drink milk, but at 1 year, I switched him to milk and he has been fine. He'll be 2 in October. Good luck!

Rachel - posted on 07/19/2010

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When my twins were about 6 weeks they both had what I thought was colic but it turned out to be GERDS. (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) My husband at the time worked nights as well, so I was on my own. To start off with, I did not use formula, I used either breast milk or goats milk, but each child responds to foods differently so I would suggest trying to find something that is sensitive to the babies stomach.
Also you may want to check and see if it is colic or something else. I did not know it was GERDS until it sorta hit me one day when they where about a month old. I took a very small portion of a Tums, dissolved it in a little milk and gave it to them in a dropper and they almost instantly stopped crying! (I do not recommend this with out talking with a doctor). After that I got them checked for GERDS.
Another thing that worked miracles for me is the baby swings that swing from side to side instead of back and forth.

Sophia - posted on 07/18/2010

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my twins were colic and had stomach discomfort what i did was give them gripe water omg it did wonders i just gave them it straight in the mouth sometimes in the milk whatever it works!! and wrap their bellies with a recieving blanket and pin it at night...also i would heat some water mix it with an ounce of apple juice and let them drink the warmth helps them....also i used fennel and chamomile with hater it does wonders

CHERYL - posted on 07/17/2010

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hi mine were the same and bang on 4pm they would scream my hubby worked till 8pm so by the time he was home i was a mess stuck on the sofa with a baby on each shoulder.gripe water seemed best for me but they just grew out,the probs they then got used to being held and rocked of it soz not to be help,i found the 1st 6ms very hard with twins.mine are 1 now so defo gets easier.hang in there...each stage passes

Samantha - posted on 07/17/2010

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thank you for all your help.. i have tried somethings.. and i have now got them to sleep 4 hours at a time. but please dont stop the comments. i need all the help i can get!!! thank you to everyone that is willing to help...

Emma - posted on 07/16/2010

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hi im from the uk and my eldest child suffered with colic badly and screamed most of the night and wouldnt settle, the only thing that worked was something called colief! its expensive but if it gives you some sleep and the babies some relief then its worth it! we tried infacol gripe water but nothing seemed to work bar this!

Rose - posted on 07/16/2010

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Try mylicon gas drops--also sold in generic brands by the pharmacy and much cheaper. We use a product called "Tummy Soother" made by Disney. It's hard to find and we don't know if it actually works or not--we figure better to try it and maybe it helps than do nothing. Also--Try taking them to a chiropractor. I've been taking my twins since they were about 6 weeks old. He really helped my daughter with her gas/constipation/burping issues. Do some research but from what I've heard it's the new cure for colic!

Amanda - posted on 07/15/2010

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I thought one of my twin boys had colic and nothing helped, until one day i thought maybe he was still hungry after a feeding. I just offered him formula after being breast fed and he ate like crazy. I know now that he was just hungry and not colicy. I also have given him and his brother Oval drops. It helps with gas if they do get an upset stomach.

Andrea - posted on 07/14/2010

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One of my twin girls had terrible tummy troubles. Medicine didn't help. I would put her in her car seat to sleep. The upright position helped so much. There is a thing called a "nap nanny" that is a special bed with straps that is like a car seat only safer. It has been a life save for me. She started sleeping longer than 2 hours at a time. It is worth a try.

Chelle - posted on 07/13/2010

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Hi what ever you do don't try more then one thing at a time as you may find it will upset bubs to much I didn't have colic with my twins but silent reflux medication was used and a reflux formula I know here in Australia you can get colic formula is this an option? Try peddling bubs legs this might help the gas build up and encourage bubs to pass wind at either end and as hard as it is try not to get to wound up as bubs will pick up on your tension and it might make it harder best of luck and there are alot of helpful people here on the site who will give lots of great advice Cheers

Amanda - posted on 07/13/2010

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You purchase a product called Gripe Water it works for many different things but Colic is one. You can purchase this I know at a Local Rite Aide Pharmacy, I also think that Walmart carries this product as well

Heather - posted on 07/13/2010

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A few suggestions... They sell the gas drops at wal-mart. If you haven't tried those yet, they are worth a shot. Also peppermint water sometimes help, or you could even put a little peppermint in with a bottle of breast milk or formula at bed time to help settle the stomach. There are also rubs that you can do that are suppose to help with gas and such...

One of my twins slept best in her swing or bouncy seat, the other slept fine in her crib. You might want to try that. I had to re-start it every time she woke up, but it was much easier than staying up all night with her.

Each baby responds to something different. These are just some of the things that we tried, the gas drops helped with all of my kids, but I know some moms can't stand them. I would have never made it with out the swing and bouncer with my twins, but some moms would never dream of leaving their children in them overnight. So don't feel that you have to do anything that I suggested, it is just what worked for my family.

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