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September 18th, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Brielle has started this week with colic. It is always at night and for hours straight. We have tried infant gas drops but they have not worked. She seems to be tolerating her formula so I don't know what to do to calm her down. DH and I are so stressed. She cried from 9pm until 2am last night. I cry with her
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September 18th, 2010, 04:32 PM
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I went through this too with DS - it is soooo hard - hang in there. It might be worth it to try a different formula or different bottles if she seems really gassy and like gas is the issue. DS really like being bounced. Try to remember with colic - it's not that they're sad it's a nature built in alarm that hey somethings bothering me....but they are ok - try to breath through it, and if you have to put her down in her crib for a bit an walk away if you're getting too overwhelmed -that's ok. One thing when i used to get really frustrated i would smoother little Brandon in tons and tons and tons of kisses - and it was totally a realese and made me and him feel a bit better. You can try doing warm baths with her ... rubbing her tummy and back...if you have a bassinet or bouncy chair that has the vibration setting that may help. Also having the milk be a little warm - that really helped DS vs. room temp (just a teeny bit warmer) was calming to him. GL and hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!
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September 18th, 2010, 05:04 PM
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if she likes to be bounced try sitting on an exercise ball

good luck and know this will end!!!
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September 18th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Tummy to tummy! Wrap her tight to your tummy, was a big help when Jeramiah had it. It's counter pressure and she's near your heart.
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September 18th, 2010, 05:31 PM
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I strongly suggest getting the book "The Happiest Baby on the Block" I found the book to really help with understanding why babies cry and what to do about it.

Swaddling seemed to work best for me ...and wearing him in the Moby wrap.
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September 18th, 2010, 06:18 PM
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ditto for moby wrapping them
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September 19th, 2010, 05:12 AM
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I went through this too with DS - it is soooo hard - hang in there. It might be worth it to try a different formula or different bottles if she seems really gassy and like gas is the issue. DS really like being bounced. Try to remember with colic - it's not that they're sad it's a nature built in alarm that hey somethings bothering me....but they are ok - try to breath through it, and if you have to put her down in her crib for a bit an walk away if you're getting too overwhelmed -that's ok. One thing when i used to get really frustrated i would smoother little Brandon in tons and tons and tons of kisses - and it was totally a realese and made me and him feel a bit better. You can try doing warm baths with her ... rubbing her tummy and back...if you have a bassinet or bouncy chair that has the vibration setting that may help. Also having the milk be a little warm - that really helped DS vs. room temp (just a teeny bit warmer) was calming to him. GL and hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the tips Alethia! How long did the colic stage last for your DS? I heard it can be up to 3 months.
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September 19th, 2010, 07:01 AM
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DS had colic and was eventually diagnosed with acid reflux so really the only thing that stopped his crying was a prescription for zantac. Does your baby have a lot of spit-up, arching her back after eating? Look out for that... it's very common in newborns whose tummy flap isn't matured and therefore not keeping the acid down. The only place DS would sleep was in his bouncy seat or our arms. I think the elevation helped with out.
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