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my 2week old baby has colic.

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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
hi my 2week old son has colic really bad, hes been screaming since half 8 on and off, has anyone got any advice or tips on how to soothe him, nothing we do stops him from crying. ive looked on the net but just wondered what other people have done. ive tried infacol, hes had baby gaviscon as the doc thought he might of had reflux, ive been and bought some colief, weve had the hoover on but nothing seems to be working. we even took him out for a drive yesterday evening but he woke up as soon as he came back in the house. hes been like this for nearly a week. im so tired and stressed out. im starting to wonder if its something serious as hes only quiet when hes asleep or having a bottle, he got checked out at the hospital on monday and thats when they gave us the gaviscon. i think were going to take him to the walk in centre tomorrow as it doesnt seem right hes crying all the time. any advice would be grateful.
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#1
ohhh i remember those days!!
Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.

On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?
#2
Sorry can't help, hope your baby gets better
#3
Colief
#4
m little ones never had colic i was quite lucky and i cant imagine how stressed you will feel , are they raising there legs up as if there tummy hurts ? it may be a milk allergy giving them a upset tummy if you bottle feed , really sorry i cant offer more advise try not to worry but i would go to the walk in centre tomorrow just for peace of mind xx
#5
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!!
Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.

On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?


Infacol is a good start. But if it gets worse theres colief miracle stuff but £10 a small bottle and you have to wean baby on and off it and i found it lasted about 10 days so £30 a month is a big expense. Of course worth it but just thought id warn you.

A few sympathectic docs will prescribe it most wont
#6
DIVA1977
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!!
Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.

On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?


Infacol is a good start. But if it gets worse theres colief miracle stuff but £10 a small bottle and you have to wean baby on and off it and i found it lasted about 10 days so £30 a month is a big expense. Of course worth it but just thought id warn you.

A few sympathectic docs will prescribe it most wont



Also some bottles are better than others . Dr Brown suppose to be best anti cloic and some milk formulas are easier on baby than others. But HV dont like you just chnaging milks so maybe ask her first or you community midwife if you see her still
#7
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!! Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?

he never pushes the bottle away, he was bringing up abit of his milk and getting hiccups after his bottles thats why they gave him gaviscon but hes not been doing this anymore. my daughter was never this bad and my sons got such a loud cry which makes it even worse. i feel sorry for him it must hurt when there crying for so long.
#8
My sister is a branch manager for Holland & Barrett and her best seller for colic is a homeopathetic remedy called Teetha................meant for teething troubles, but does wonders for colic
#9
My sister swears by Infacol just before feeding her baby, and gaviscon so it sounds like you are giving him all the right things. Poor little thing. One thing which helped my nephew was one of those close body slings and being close to mum, the body heat, the movement when walking all seemed to help a little. Might be worth a try on one of those swinging chair things too - if you need a £5 off £15 spend at Mothercare online voucher then let me know as I have one you can use. They have some swinging chair thingys on special offer at the moment I think.

Edited By: sickly sweet on Nov 27, 2010 23:55
#10
Your health visitor should be able to give tips and advice.
I think baby massage is pretty good.
Also I used to lie my babies face down across my knees and rub their backs. This seemed to soothe colic pains.
Good luck.
#11
jellybaby22
Both mine had it and I'm sorry to say nothing worked... Comfort milk helped a bit... U get it in the supermarket... We just had to wait it out... Got better at about 10 weeks for my youngest... Longer for my eldest. Have a word with Ur hv see what they suggest. My youngest sometimes settled in one of those swings... Could try that ?

weve got a swing with lights on and have tried him in it but it only seems to settle him for a short period then he starts again, its so frustrating when you cant do anything
banned#12
Hope Charlie is better soon x x
#13
i bought some colief from asda before it was £12 for 7mls but i was willing to try anything, he has been settling on me if i lie on the couch then put him face down on my chest and rock him a little, ive done this for the past 2nights and stayed up till 2am as i didnt want to move incase he woke up, you can tell in his eyes hes so tired and just wants to go to sleep.
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You sound pretty frazzled, contact the HV and go to the walk in clinic if you feel something is wrong - worried and stressed mummy isn't going to help.
You are doing all the right things, just hang on in there and get some sleep when you can, maybe ask your mum/sister/mother-in-law to come visit for a few days to give you some help if you need it (and if they are nice).
#15
DIVA1977
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!! Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?
Infacol is a good start. But if it gets worse theres colief miracle stuff but £10 a small bottle and you have to wean baby on and off it and i found it lasted about 10 days so £30 a month is a big expense. Of course worth it but just thought id warn you.A few sympathectic docs will prescribe it most wont

my doctors a waste of space so he probably wont do. i havent taken him to the doctors yet ive always taken him to the walk in centre as there really nice there. my doctors one of them who asks you what you think you should do, he didnt offer me any painkillers when i was suffering in pain i had to ask him for them.
banned#16
pink-ka
DIVA1977
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!! Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?
Infacol is a good start. But if it gets worse theres colief miracle stuff but £10 a small bottle and you have to wean baby on and off it and i found it lasted about 10 days so £30 a month is a big expense. Of course worth it but just thought id warn you.A few sympathectic docs will prescribe it most wont
my doctors a waste of space so he probably wont do. i havent taken him to the doctors yet ive always taken him to the walk in centre as there really nice there. my doctors one of them who asks you what you think you should do, he didnt offer me any painkillers when i was suffering in pain i had to ask him for them.

Change your doctor.
#17
sickly sweet
You sound pretty frazzled, contact the HV and go to the walk in clinic if you feel something is wrong - worried and stressed mummy isn't going to help.You are doing all the right things, just hang on in there and get some sleep when you can, maybe ask your mum/sister/mother-in-law to come visit for a few days to give you some help if you need it (and if they are nice).

luckily ive got a good partner, hes in the dining room with him and by the sounds of it hes asleep now, my sister has offered to have him for a night if i want, to give us a break but i dont like the idea with him being so young and my partners parents said they would have our daughter but i dont see the point really as shes no problem (thank god lol)
#18
hot toddy
#19
Colief takes a good few daym to start working effectively

Edited By: stewby on Nov 28, 2010 00:11
#20
DLM
pink-ka
DIVA1977
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!! Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?
Infacol is a good start. But if it gets worse theres colief miracle stuff but £10 a small bottle and you have to wean baby on and off it and i found it lasted about 10 days so £30 a month is a big expense. Of course worth it but just thought id warn you.A few sympathectic docs will prescribe it most wont
my doctors a waste of space so he probably wont do. i havent taken him to the doctors yet ive always taken him to the walk in centre as there really nice there. my doctors one of them who asks you what you think you should do, he didnt offer me any painkillers when i was suffering in pain i had to ask him for them.
Change your doctor.

we are doing, weve only just registered with him as we havent lived here long and ive only been to him once and wont be going again. they didnt even have a midwife so i had to go to the nearest childrens centre, which was better in a way as it was a lovely place. i miss my old doctors you could always get in and the doctors were very good.
banned#21
pink-ka
DLM
pink-ka
DIVA1977
pcnutta
ohhh i remember those days!! Only thing i used on my son was Infacol and used to pace the floor rocking him to try and disperse the trapped pockets of wind in the intestines.On another note - does your little one push away the bottle? or throw up milk after feeding?
Infacol is a good start. But if it gets worse theres colief miracle stuff but £10 a small bottle and you have to wean baby on and off it and i found it lasted about 10 days so £30 a month is a big expense. Of course worth it but just thought id warn you.A few sympathectic docs will prescribe it most wont
my doctors a waste of space so he probably wont do. i havent taken him to the doctors yet ive always taken him to the walk in centre as there really nice there. my doctors one of them who asks you what you think you should do, he didnt offer me any painkillers when i was suffering in pain i had to ask him for them.
Change your doctor.
we are doing, weve only just registered with him as we havent lived here long and ive only been to him once and wont be going again. they didnt even have a midwife so i had to go to the nearest childrens centre, which was better in a way as it was a lovely place. i miss my old doctors you could always get in and the doctors were very good.

Hope he is better very soon x x
#22
infacol and also ashton & parsons powder, it is a herbal remedy and doesnt effect the infacol comes in white powder form and you tip the powder on the babies tounge i found dummy dipped on the powder and then into the mouth was easier but it works for a lot of things colic, upset tummy, teething, so defo a great little stash to have in the cupboard, poor little mite hope the baby feels better soon, have you tried lying the baby on your arm front ways so facing the floor and gently swaying motion, it didnt always work but did sometimes for my lad.
#23
thats the other thing i used those ashton and parsdon powders!! yep they are good.
#24
[quote=pcnutta]thats the other thing i used those ashton and parsdon powders!! yep they are good.[/

is it ok to give it newborns? ive got gripe water which says not for under 1month, but i gave him a tiny bit to see if it would help.

Edited By: pink-ka on Nov 28, 2010 00:48
#25
Infacol worked well for us, sounds like you need to try some of the other suggestions though?

My fiances friend was at the end of her rope with her baby never sleeping, always crying and putting his legs up to his chest etc.. She kept going to her GP and getting fobbed off (basically told shes a new Mum, just stop worrying so much), in the end she did her own research and went back asking for tests because she thought it was something to do with excess acid (I think).. I can double check in the morning and PM you if you want. But the tests proved she was right and with a bit of medication hes now fine. Id give the suggestions a try but usually gut instincts are right with your own children, so if you feel its something more just keep on.

Hope your baby is better soon though xx.
#26
The interesting thing for me is that he will sleep if he is lying on his front on top of you.
I remember doing this when my children wouldn't settle, and even learning to sleep like that myself without moving. Any sleep better than no sleep
Sounds as if he just likes the reassurance of being close to you while he sleeps, may just be his nature and not serious colic?
Fully agree with Nikki999 however, you must always listen to your own instinct. A mother can usually feel when things are right or not.
#27
pink-ka
[quote=pcnutta]thats the other thing i used those ashton and parsdon powders!! yep they are good.[/is it ok to give it newborns? ive got gripe water which says not for under 1month, but i gave him a tiny bit to see if it would help.

i used gripe water for my little one, and he was fine <1m...oops. lol- as my parents did wi'me. it helped a lot. my friends' families long tradition has been to use 'hing powder' with water which they rubbed around the belly button which i told one of my other friends about- both said iT worked wonders for bub..

god, i really feel for you- and bub- hope he settles soon
#28
My son suffered really bad colic, I tried every medicine going. The only thing that eventually worked was baby massage. I had a great HV who took a course in baby massage just to help me settle my son. Just found this woman on you tube, she has a few colic massages that where like the techniques I used. Baby massage

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