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help. colic?

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rusmum Fri 05-Sep-08 12:20:36

my 5 week old dd gas spentthe ;ast week screaming/ it started first about 4 - 5pm for an hour or so but is now most of the day, when she is not sleeping.

only happy if held on my shoulder and bounced wile i walk around with her.

she is breast fed but doesnt seem to latch on too well.

pudding25 Fri 05-Sep-08 12:23:16

Can you get a bf counsellor to check your latch? Is she gaining weight?

rusmum Fri 05-Sep-08 12:42:01

is gaining but very windy.

likessleep Fri 05-Sep-08 13:09:46

my ds was exactly the same when he was very little. sounds like colic to me and it is a very tough time. my sympathies are with you.
have you tried infacol? i found my ds gave huge burps with that, but it does take a few days to work.
also, a cranial osteopath may be worth seeing or looking into?
take every offer of help - even if a friend / relative can take little one out for a 20 minute walk in buggy. a crying baby all day long is tough. good luck x
ps my ds was literally cured overnight when he was 12 weeks old, just suddenly started sleeping.
pps have you tried a sling?

thequietone Fri 05-Sep-08 13:13:06

I has the same problem with DS2. Arching screaming baby. Didn't happen first time round...Midwife suggested fennel tea. My GOD, amazing. As he drank it (from a bottle), if I put my hand on his stomach I could actually FEEL the bubbles bursting in there, and the arching would stop and he'd relax.

rusmum Fri 05-Sep-08 13:20:13

will try fennel tea. thanks.

rusmum Fri 05-Sep-08 13:20:15

will try fennel tea. thanks.

hotpotmama Fri 05-Sep-08 16:47:02

I'd try a cranial osteopath - worked wonders for my DS1 and DS2 with colic.

rusmum Fri 05-Sep-08 21:33:23

wow fennel to seemed to work. how much should i give her and how often???

thank you so much.

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