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any advice for colic?

my sister's son just started being colic. he's almost four weeks old. any suggestions on what she do to help him?

 
xavierlogan09

Asked by xavierlogan09 at 2:05 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Get the DVD, book, or just google "The Happiest Baby on the Block" - it teaches a soothing technique that helped so much with my son. Yes, cutting out dairy sometimes helps. "Bicycling" the baby's legs helps move things around as well. Some moms swear by gripe water. See if friends or family members can help her soothe the baby during those hours to give the new mama a break.
    My son was a more extreme base - he could not handle my breastmilk, soy-based formula or milk-based formula. He also had GERD/reflux. He had to take Nutramigen (hypo allergenic stuff, $$$) and zantac, and we used Mylicon all the time. To help her trouble shoot -- Does the baby spit up A LOT? Does the baby seem to be uncomfortable ALL DAY? Does baby sleep much? Does baby poop on a regular basis? Good luck! Message me if you like.
    mevxoxo

    Answer by mevxoxo at 2:34 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Breastfeed. Pro-biotics. Chiropractor. Babywearing. It will pass....
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 2:21 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • If she is breastfeeding, it very well could be a dairy sensitivity. She can cut out all but trace dairy for about two weeks to see if that helps. Other common problem foods if that doesn't work are wheat, eggs and citrus.

    If she is formula feeding it could still be a dairy sensitivity, but most babies who are sensitive to dairy are also sensitive to soy. She can try soy formula and hopefully it will work. if it doesn't, there ARE dairy-free, soy-free formulas, but they are very expensive and usually prescription :( It would be worth it to save her baby what may be months of pain for him.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 2:21 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • try rolling his legs to help pass gas.
    also when my DD would get fussy at night I would wrap her up tight with a thicker blanket and cover her face lightly with it and it would calm her.
    Monica84

    Answer by Monica84 at 2:39 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • chiropractor
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 3:07 PM on Oct. 1, 2010