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HELP Colicky baby :(

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RiotBecky Sun 27-Oct-13 10:06:31

DS is nearly 3 weeks old and cries all night long, starting from about 1am until about 5am. We've just started using infacol and really hope that helps. Both of us have had to leave the room and have a little cry, I'm worried that it's going to affect my partner more as he has work in the week and needs the sleep. What did you use to help with colic/inconsolable baby?

RiotBecky Sun 03-Nov-13 20:08:27

jinxed it, it was a complete blip. if he's not crying then I'm crying, he only settles if he's lying on one of us being winded. I'm so so tired. feel like a crap mummy.

mrsspagbol Mon 04-Nov-13 22:44:24

Oh no - you are not a bad mummy and you WILL sort this out! What are the symptoms now and what are you using?

flowers for you

RiotBecky Tue 05-Nov-13 00:33:28

been to the doctors now and he's been prescribed colief, he's only had 2 feeds with it since but the difference is amazing. I'm so impressed!

Teaandflapjacks Tue 05-Nov-13 08:39:11

Just a further thought in case it helps - we had terrible times with Colic with my DD - I found Infacol no help but stopped her screaming momentarily due to a different taste in her mouth.

When desperate I would put her in a warm bath for a few mins (she loves bathing) and the warm water soothed her tummy, and when I got her out would wind her over my shoulder and got lots of gas up.

I bought a grape seed cushion and would heat this up in the microwave for 20 secs and put this on her stomach - also helped.

I bought a fisher price bouncer with vibration function - the vibration works to get rid of anything being a bit backed up (don't use straight after a feed obv.)

I make up all her formula with diluted fennel tea - this was borne out of a misunderstanding between me and DH and he meant just plain fennel tea. Having said that it has worked like a charm to be honest - amazing, and much better than infacol etc. I use two bags to 2 litres of water for 5 minutes standing in water then remove. I bought a 2 litre keep warm thermos jug from Ikea and use this to make her bottles up.

Also cumin oil can help massaging on stomach.

Percephone Tue 05-Nov-13 10:06:54

Make sure you burp him well and hold him upright for a good 30 mins after feeds. During the day as well as at night. Think of his digestive tract as being like a long tube - to get air out it needs to be as straight as possibe. So hold his body as straight as you can. Also sit him upright on your lap and rock his body around in a circle slowly to release all the bubbles. I also found lying him down for a moment then bringing upright for more winding helped get it all out.

It's so hard but it does improve. You're doing a great job. Hope the colief helps!

RiotBecky Tue 05-Nov-13 16:36:09

After a feed I give him a burp and then he goes into his rocking/vibrating chair which keeps him nicely upright without putting pressure on his head and neck. He's had a couple of grizzly moments today where I've panicked and thought the colief wasn't working, but then he let out an almighty trump and fell back to sleep. Still not going to get my hopes up though cos he had a couple of quiet nights in a row before and then was worse than ever.

mrsspagbol Thu 07-Nov-13 09:42:39

Colief is amazing isn't it?!

RiotBecky Thu 07-Nov-13 11:13:17

colief is a motherflippin life saver. my mum also gave him a nice long tummy massage yesterday and he was trumping for Britain throughout grin after the massage him tummy was so lovely and soft, I'd never seen it like that as it was always so hard and full of wind sad

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