poor Lily can suffer really bad from it and she has it quiet bad tonight; what do you find works for your little one?
Ive been useing gripe but only been giving her half the dose as it says not to give to newborn - 3 months but even my midwife suggested using it
how much do you give your LO?
or if you dont use gripe whats best for you?
i hate seeing her in pain
Colic calm is a bit messy but I find works better then the drops. Aiden had colic from 3 weeks to 6 weeks. It usually starts at 3 weeks and can last until 3-4 months. Aiden didn't have it that long (THANK GOD) but it was a nightmare.
Things I found useful:
A front baby carrier. Babies with colic LOVE to be held but it can get tiring. The carrier is great because their close to you and can hear your heart and feel your warmth. Very comforting for them. Mind you, with Aiden he would cry about 2 minutes more or so but as long as your walking around she should soothe. Take walks outside! The fresh air works wonders. Again, dont get frustrated if she doesn't immediately calm. Might take a little time.
I found that a lot of the time, he was very gassy even though he was breast fed. Try releasing gas by pushing her legs up in a bicycling motion and the pulling his ankle in the air (lifting his butt up). Only put a little pressure on her tummy and it should push wind out. If not, then thats probably not the problem. Gas was a big issue. If she seems to be in pain, that could be it too. Try burping her every 2-3 minutes during feedings.
Aiden LOVES being awake. He has always fought sleep. I just recently noticed the toll it was taking on him and made him EXTREMELY cranky. I had to do a facepalm when I was told its not good for them to be up for more then an hour to an hour and a half let alone FOUR. Make sure after an hour you try and put her down. Again, the carrier works great for this. For him I also could nurse him to sleep.
Now, sometimes I have to let him cry. Mind you, I hold him and try what I can to calm him but we as humans have our own limits. Even as mothers. I can't hold him more then 20 minutes so if you have to put her down then just pat her pack and try singing/talking to her. Just make sure she knows your there. Sometimes they just need to cry. I know some people hate that saying but honestly its true for some babies at this age. They have no way of expending energy at this age so crying is the only way they can. Just don't make that your go-to plan.
I also saw in another post you mentioned her having a milk rash? Might I suggest cutting out any cows milk in your diet. Some babies can't digest the protein in the milk and it causes colic and sometimes the rashes.
Please message me if you have any more questions or even if you need someone to talk to or vent. lol (:
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