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Unhappy baby girl

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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I have a 5 week old baby girl. She sleeps for 10 mins and then wakes up screaming. We have fed her and gave her gas stuff (per dr). This is almost a daily thing. Dr says there is nothing she can do as long as baby is eating good and gaining weight. She is breastfed and i have cut out almost all foods. Im down to plain chicken and blamd foods. Nothing seems to work and we are getting almost no sleep because or this constant crying. We have rocked her, tried the swing, drover her around, gave her a warm bath, placed the carseat on the dryer, we have a viberating chair, tried swaddling her. Everything just seems to make her more mad. Oh we have also tried gripe water and colic calm they dont work. She just seem like an unhappy baby all the time. I dont know what to do. Any help??
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10isenough2
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:28 PM

 Babywear? Some babies are just more needy then others, doesn't mean something is wrong. My now 2 year old was the exact same way, we started babywearing him and life was a lot easier. Now he is always happy (well except when he doesn't get his way, lol).

TylersMom999
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:35 PM

Wear her in a baby sling.  My son was a much happier baby when I wore him up next to me when he was awake.

lil_mama06
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:09 PM

I agree with above posters try wearing her....I've had 6 daughters and while some were fussier than others, but nothing like you are describing...

Hannahsmommy816
by Bronze Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:10 PM
Cosleep??
copperswifey
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Poor little girl :( I would maybe try holding her and rocking her. Mine used to always fall asleep that way. If it continues maybe think about going to different doctor and getting a 2nd opinion. Good luck! :) 

timon95
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM

sounds like when ds was a baby. he had gas and poop issues. i ended up formula feeding him, he still had issues, but not as bad as when i breasfed. his tummy was always in pain. he saw a specialist everything month, but nothing seemed to help. it did help a bit once he was on solids, he loved sweet potatoes. he loved his swing, that helped him along with pumping his legs (straighten legs then bend to his/her belly or chest), that always helped get his gas out. we were also told to put uncooked rice in an old/clean sock and heat in microwave for about 30sec. wrap in towel and place on the baby's belly to help calm it down. good luck. and i agree, baby wear, i carried him everywhere.

Kmakksmom
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 10:07 PM

Maybe she needs to be worn more often.  Do you have a wrap or Snugli that you can use?

AbbeysMom2013
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:15 AM
Poor baby .... I hope you guys find the swing of things soon.
mikesmom65270
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:19 AM

My DD was like that, eventually outgrew the colic.  Oldtimers used to give catnip tea for colic, if you have a source for organic catnip.  You could ask her doctor for his opinion.  Babywearing would probably be helpful.  Once she gets on solid food there should be improvement as well.

batjmom
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:13 AM
I agree
She just might need to be close.
A second opinion is a great idea


Quoting copperswifey:

Poor little girl :( I would maybe try holding her and rocking her. Mine used to always fall asleep that way. If it continues maybe think about going to different doctor and getting a 2nd opinion. Good luck! :) 

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