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2 week old won't stop crying - Help!

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TomNikki14 Fri 30-Dec-16 20:47:42

Our two week old little girl is suffering badly from what we think is colic. We have been to the doctors but haven't got any decent advice yet.

She didn't really get on at first with the stage 1 slow teats when feeding, so we changed to Variflow which helped her for a while but we weren't sure if this was making her colic worse, as the screams and outbursts were getting worse and longer (lasting up to two hours). She is feeding well, but it is after every feed where she screams, and screams.

The only thing that is helping her settle is me holding her in my arms for hours on end. Even if she falls asleep in my arms, and I put her down, she wakes back up straight away screaming.

Does anyone have any other advice to help relieve colic other than warm bath, Infacol (which we are using) and massaging her tummy?

Any help would be appreciated...

Nikki x

2014newme Fri 30-Dec-16 20:49:02

Could be reflux rather than colic if it's after or during feeds. Or could be lactose intolerant.

reallyanotherone Fri 30-Dec-16 20:52:25

So she's fine if you're holding her, but colicky if you're not?

That would make me think it's not colic, she's just one of those babies who need to be held. I had one like this, it wasn't colic, or wind, they just screamed it they weren't being held (or rocked)...Get a sling, co-sleep, whatever gets you through it.

Although if it is the positioning that seems to settle her- as in you are holding her upright, and she screams when she's laying down, there's a chance it could be reflux..

BathshebaNewYearStone Fri 30-Dec-16 20:53:08

Re reflux: hold her upright resting on your shoulder so that gravity can help.

Phoenix76 Fri 30-Dec-16 22:23:19

I know how awful that is! Is it breastmilk or formula she has in the bottle? If it's formula, it may be as simple as changing it. This is purely from my experience, I changed her formula to Hipps Organic and never looked back. You may not want to go down this route, but I also found a dummy helped when it was extra comfort she was after. Good luck, it's dreadful for all of you.

NonnoMum Fri 30-Dec-16 22:28:25

Congratulations on your new baby.

all babies are different but all 3 of mine just wanted to be held for about the first two or three weeks.

Do you have some good support? Take it in turns with the baby sleeping on you?

You will still be registered with your maternity ward for 28 days so you can always phone them for advice 24 hours up to 28 days after giving birth (I think), and you can always phone your Health Visitor. Don't be afraid to ask for help...
Be kind to yourself too. Don't expect it to be like the books but go gently and do what you can to get through the day (and night!). Good luck with everything - your baby won't scream for ever. Can you ask your mum or a friend to come round?

Katkin14 Fri 30-Dec-16 22:56:17

Sounds very similar to my DS
and he had silent reflux. Was very upset being laid down flat and after feeding. Helped to hold him upright for at least 30 mins after every feed before trying to lower him down very slowly, held close to your body the whole way iyswim. I saw a fab GP, who recognised it as silent reflux and prescribed infant Gaviscon and Omeprezole. He was like a different baby after that. Finally grew out of it at 5 months.

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