We all love our babies - but we feel so bad for them if they get colic. Colic is when your baby cries for more than 2 hours a day.
Here are a few facts about colic
It starts about 2 weeks and can end about 3 months
excessive crying many times at night.
The first thing to do is to bring your baby to the doctor! I think of it a bit like when a adult has really bad acid reflux.
Here are a few things to try
Burp your baby
massage your baby
cuddle and be soothing.
Sometimes doing a little movements with your baby like a bicycle to get them moving and push a little to the tummy - A little bit like when we walk around to get the gas out.
Check out the bowen method for colic
As a Mom try to stay as calm as you can - watching funny movies will help Mom - Babies can tell when mom is upset so the calmer you are the better.
If you are breastfeeding watch what you are eating as well - I suggest eat as if you were having stomach trouble. - but ask your doctor if this is so as he will guide you in this, If it is formula you may have to change that.
I once encountered a baby that was crying constantly because Mom was afraid to feed the baby the new formula, as the baby was colically- Well, she was only giving the baby 2 onces at a time and the baby was HUNGRY! This was my niece's baby. I came to visit Grandma (my sister) and she was fighting with her daughter about feeding the baby. We all talked and gave the baby a good feeding and off to sleep the baby went and was fine.. The new formula was fine but Momma was so worried she was beside herself. I wouldn't recommend this without calling your doctor first ! This was years ago and of course the doctor was in the know about the new formula and nervous mommie. I had another sister who had a new baby that weighed only 5lbs at birth and cried a lot it was very tiring. But guess what? Both of these babies are now grown and are happy and one of these babies even has two children of his own!
More.. Don't get into everyone old wive's tales.. lots of people want to give you advice on babies but I am a stickler for talking to your mom and your DOCTOR!
Disclaimer all the advice above should be discussed with your doctor and we suggest strongly not to wing it alone as the answer can be really simple and doctors see thousands of babies :)
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