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Colic - please help!!!!

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Cordypants27 Fri 23-Sep-16 18:02:07

My 2 week old seems to have colic, not willing to settle, crying/screaming, inconsolable, drawing up knees and arching back and constant flatulence. The HV advised we 'give it another week' to see if it settles, we unfortunately don't think we can wait another week as LO is clearly in a lot of discomfort and we are at the end of our tether. Any tips on how to help ease colic?

Thanks very much we are desperate x

MyBreadIsEggy Fri 23-Sep-16 18:10:23

Sounds like trapped wind to me that's making little one uncomfortable!
Have you tried tummy massage to help him pass wind and see if that eases his/her discomfort a bit? There's lots of videos on YouTube to show you techniques.
I hate wheb HV's say "oh it's colic" when babies are clearly showing symptoms of other things hmm I was told my Dd had "Colic"....she actually had silent reflux hmm

LakeFlyPie Fri 23-Sep-16 18:11:25

DS1 was like this and we found 'Tiger in Tree' hold (baby lying prone on your forearm) really soothed him. Hope it settles v soon

EstelleRoberts Fri 23-Sep-16 18:13:45

Your poor baby. Ours had this and it turned out to be silent reflux and food allergies and intolerances. You could try Colief and Infacol, which may help if is indeed colic. Or possibly baby probiotics. If you feel something more is going on trust your instincts and see a GP.

Hope your little one's distress eases soon.

Haggard1 Fri 23-Sep-16 18:20:27

Another vote for tiger tree hold here - lifesaver. Keep burping your LO, during and after feeds - 45 mins can be quite usual. If you're BF try cutting out dairy. My DS liked being in the bath so less pressure on tummy - would watch him sleep on his side too - and a good walk in his pram over cobbles or rough terrain would send him off (not sure if it wobbled the wind out of him) and you might find it useful to put something under their mattress to elevate head above feet - we had countless nights (and days) holding DS upright so he could go to sleep. A baby carrier was helpful too during the day. Good luck - it seems like forever but it will pass flowers

Youhaveupdates1 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:26:50

flowers we have a six week old colicky and refluxy baby so know how you feel. We started with colief drops in his milk which helped straight away with the bubbling in tummy he used to get when drinking then we started adding dentinox to his bottle too which reduces bubbles so reduces wind - that has also been helpful. My ds is a lot better than he was but still has bursts of screaming fits which seems like wind, I found that pushing his legs up towards his chest helps the wind come out quicker and so relieves their pain quicker but sadly I think with colic you can reduce the symptoms but they don't completely go away until after twelve weeks.

Oh and we changed him to comfort milk as he is FF.

Youhaveupdates1 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:28:02

Also we have been prescribed infant gaviscon for reflux today and yet to see the results of that!

Cordypants27 Fri 23-Sep-16 21:00:45

The OH is off to the supermarket now to get some kind of infacol & will see if that helps. Will you tube that tiger tree hold too thanks ladies.

LO also seems to want to feed about 30mons after feeding & it's becoming a vicious circle, don't know if she just wants the comfort rather than more feed but she keeps spitting her dummy out (yes I succumbed at only 2weeks I'm a bad mother)

Youhaveupdates1 Fri 23-Sep-16 21:33:20

My ds has a dummy do does his older brother, it doesn't make you a bad mum, some babies are sucky babies so dummies are a god send! I find my ds wants feeding frequently some days and they do go through growth spurts so you are not alone smile
I found dentinox the better option, we tried infacol but it didn't cut it!

Haggard1 Fri 23-Sep-16 21:40:00

You're NOT a bad mother! We've all been there and felt the same. My DS found his dummy very comforting (I never planned to give him a dummy), babies find sucking soothing, but when their colicky and sucking milk for comfort it's really just compounding the issue. She's still young for keeping a dummy in, but she might get the hang of it and give you some peace.

EstelleRoberts Sat 24-Sep-16 13:12:31

The frequent feeding rings alarm bells for it being silent reflux. They do this because it soothes their sore throat. Unfortunately it creates a vicious circle, as their tummy is so full they reflux more. I would go see the GP next week and ask for a trial of meds for reflux.

seven201 Sat 24-Sep-16 13:19:17

Your dd sounds just like my dd! Mines 3 months and we discovered recently ish that she has silent reflux and cow's milk protein allergy. We found holding her facing outwards and by the crotch and belly with the other while swinging her around that was the only thing that would sometimes calm her. She ate on and off for comfort. We do feet and tummy massage and cycling legs which helps. Also baby probiotics (biogia or something is the one we use - great reviews on amazing) and infacol. She's medicated for her reflux and I've given up all milk products and soya. Propping cot up is good too. Worth looking up if your dd's symptoms fit reflux and/or cmpa

Foxsox Sat 24-Sep-16 13:23:53

Bloody hate when HV say oh give IT time
Yes to you tubing videos of winding positions
Yes to colief
Yes to burping as often as possible
Yes to baths
Try to get into a massage routine daily too that might help
If bottle feedbg try the ones with the tubes inside by tommee tippee
cuc & reflux are horrid
You have my every sympathy

seven201 Sat 24-Sep-16 14:50:46

Oh yes if you do do any bottle feeding (my dd is combination fed) use air reducing bottles. We tried so many and dr brown worked best for us. To add to my earlier cmpa comment if your dd has that and any formula it will need to prescription milk free formula.

Cordypants27 Sat 24-Sep-16 20:10:12

The midwife is coming on tues I will ask her what her thoughts are on the silent reflux definitely, she does seem to want feeding constantly but I am trying to breast feed as well as formula (she has a tongue tie) so maybe it is because she is genuinely not getting enough. I will def go see the GP too if the midwife can't offer any good advice as there is definitely something up with the poor little mite, I think a mum just knows (first time mum or not). We are currently trying the infacol so fingers crossed this may have some positive effects.
Thanks for all your advice, as always invaluable

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