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Screaming??

our 8 day old daughter has started screaming on the top of her lungs!! she went from a very good and quiet baby to a high pitched cry that nothing can solve for more than a few minutes. everything else is normal; food, changed diaper, holding her... nothing works! any advice??

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SummerBaby817

Asked by SummerBaby817 at 1:19 AM on Dec. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is it a painful scream? Does she do it all the time or during or after certain activities?
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 1:21 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • swaddle her tight and hold her on her side, where your palm is on her cheek, feet towards you. Then do white noise (shshshsh) sounds in her ear then gently rock her.
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 1:21 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • it does not seem painful... when you plug in a pacifier she will quiet for a few minutes - then spit it out, and scream again.

    on her side? sounds good to me. i'll give anything a try at this point! thanks!
    SummerBaby817

    Answer by SummerBaby817 at 1:24 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • on her side in your arms, but her body is on your forearm facing out
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 1:25 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Is I colic, have you tried the gripe water? I dont know if you can give it to a baby that young?
    Theone3608

    Answer by Theone3608 at 1:31 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • the doctor said she seemed free of colic.. does it appear later? i thought we would know right away...
    SummerBaby817

    Answer by SummerBaby817 at 1:32 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Colic appears later. Have you gone to a lactation consultant? Is she hydrated? Does her fontenel appear indented, does she cry tears, does she have spit in her mouth? (Put your finger in.) When you put your finger in her mouth does she appear ravenous?
    With my oldest he was getting some milk, but we were not latching on properly so he wasn't getting enough. How is her latch on?
    Eight days is too young for colic. If she is screaming, seek help. BUT, if she suddenly gets quiet, and is spread eagled with low muscle tone, that can mean she is in crisis and needs help IMMEDIATELY and you should get her to the ER.
    Whatkids

    Answer by Whatkids at 1:45 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • What they are describing is
    Lay baby flat on her tummy on your forearm, so her tummy is on your wrist and her head cradled in your elbow. Your hand should be between her legs cupping her backside. You hold her to you snuggly, facing outward. Does this make sense?
    Whatkids

    Answer by Whatkids at 1:49 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Do you nurse?
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 1:51 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Wow. I just assumed she nursed. LOL...if she doesn't it could be a formula issue.
    Whatkids

    Answer by Whatkids at 1:55 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

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