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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 14:53 PM   1
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the dreaded colic??


my lo had an ear infection last week and was on amoxicilin. since then he has become super windy and screams in pain. It stops him sleeping in the day so he then gets over tired and cries more. He will be drifting off but then jolts awake with pain. He normally poo's a couple of times a day but since the antibiotics started (which finished on tuesday) he hasn't been since monday night. I assumed the crying was to do with this - and it really has been a hellish week - but i phoned the hv today who as soon as i said my lo was 6 weeks said it was colic. She said bf babies don't really get constipation and that it was colic that caused the crying and to try extra hard to get the air out after feeds. Wind has always been a problem so we were doing that anyway. I guess what i wanted to ask is if anyone else has had this and it resolved itself - i can't cope with the thought that it is colic and could go on for the next few months. thanks.x



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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 14:59 PM   2
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Oh hun, I hope its not colic... colic is horrible. Could possibly be gas pains from all the crying as they suck in excess air when they cry. Its a vicious cycle! Have you tried gas drops?



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 16:34 PM   3
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kacey had colic from 2 weeks to 17 weeks. Although 2-6 weeks where the worse. From 6-17 weeks she just screamed from 6-7 and then slept 12 hours. I honestly never thought it would end. Then 1 day she woke and she seemed more happy and it just ended. Kacey did get more windy and then would get more upset.everything you have said especially the jolting awake does sound like colic. We used dentanox drops and changed her bottles and milk. However all it would do is ease it. I did let her sleep on her tummy on my chest just in the early evening when she was little. Sometimes she slept through the worse. Hopefully its not colic.



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 16:37 PM   4
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We had a few days of this and it wasn't nice seeing her in so much pain and discomfort. We changed to the TT anti colic bottles and started putting colief in every feed which has worked wonders. She used to be a right trumpet bum before and now that has stopped and she doesn't seem to have any pain passing wind now. Maybe try this??



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 02:12 AM   5
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thanks ladies. I bf so changing the bottles isn't an optoin but i could try some other medicine like colief or dentinox. I have tried infacol and gripe water with some effect but not much. It feels like its going to be a long few months.



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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 03:14 AM   6
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neither gripe water or infacol worked for us. We looked at colief but it was quite complicated to use for ff. However did look easier for bf. However is 10 a bottle and only lasts 1 week. You can get it on pricription. Dentanox worked wonders. You can also lay your lo down on there back and move legs in like a bicycle motion. This is good for wind. We found that keep changing the posistion when winding helped. And me and oh taken it in turn to wind as we both do it different.



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 03:55 AM   7
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thanks ladies. I bf so changing the bottles isn't an optoin but i could try some other medicine like colief or dentinox. I have tried infacol and gripe water with some effect but not much. It feels like its going to be a long few months.
Definitely try colief, we are combi feeding and it does add slightly more work but is very easy if you are breastfeeding. It is expensive but lasts 3 weeks once opened and should last you that long. If it works then see about getting a prescription??



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2010, 04:30 AM   8
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Isnt colic a lactose intolerance and nothing to do with wind?

I read that somewhere so now I treat Leo for both- Colief and infacol and they have worked wonders although he is still quite windy.

Does dentinox help bring up wind or is it for colic? I'd be interested in trying the dentinox if it's for wind to see if it does a better job than infacol.



 
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