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how can i beat this night time issue?

my son is a month and 13 days old, he sleeps pretty good during the day and some nights, lately for about four days he just wakes up wining and then it turns into a full blown scream as if someone is hurting him, i try everything walking, talking to him, bathinghim, holding him close and rocking him, turning on the big light instead of the lamp, playing music and more, but nothing seems to soothe him, so eventually he will just cry himself to sleep and then i feel as if i failed and i am sad after that. is there something i am doing wrong? what can i do to comfort him when he's like that?

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Asked by dbarkley101306 at 8:26 PM on May. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is he acting likes he is colic?? Is he really gassy???

    Answer by Jillybeans24 at 8:33 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • well he farts throughout the day everyday, but i have never been exposed to the reactions of a baby with colic so i dont know about colic

    Answer by dbarkley101306 at 8:49 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • do you try feeding him?

    Answer by doosti at 9:06 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • if he is colicky try to use Gripe Water....those mylicon gas drops don't help well. the pediatrician also put him on some sort of prescription drops for a week to clear all the gas out. he was so unhappy, esp at night.
    maybe he is not handling the formula well....assuming you formula feed. i had to put my baby on nutramigen for 6 weeks until his digestive track settled after my breasts dried up.
    good luck.

    Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 9:34 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • I would start giving him some gas drops after eating the night time bottles, my daughter needed gas drops daily sometime several times a day until she was about 5-6 mo. old. The dr. said it's fine to give them to her as much as she needs them daily. She eventually got over it.

    If that doesn't help you may need to switch formula, some give babies more gas than others, we had to do that too finally found out that Nestle Good Start, the orange can, has gentle ease tummy stuff in for easy digestion. Hope you find something that works soon, we tried 3-4 different kinds of formula before finding one that worked and didnt' cause constipation!

    Answer by slynnb at 11:09 PM on May. 26, 2009

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