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Name: Nat's mom
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My baby has been crying at certain times in a day like someone was beating him. We suspected wind in the stomach and got some drops from the doctor. Further to that we used to rub a chinese herbal oil but even then he still keeps getting these pains although we can hear a huge amount of wind come out. I am breastfeeding him mostly and formula is only for night time. I suspect it is the food i am eating. i found that cabbage, chocolate, fizzy drinks and coffee (even decaf), was causing it. I am cutting these but he still gets the pains. If anyone knows what other food i should cut and also any other way to help my lil one, it will be good. He is 2 1/2 months old. How long does colic last? I sometimes want to give up breastfeeding cos i cannot see him go through this pain
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Name: Donna | Date: Nov 22nd, 2005 8:06 PM
My baby reacts to to ANY dairy that i have. Thing that they might react badly to .. dairy.. soy.. wheat.. citrius.... those are the biggist allergy culbrets.. cafine... more along a stimulint the an actually allergy. 

Name: [email protected] | Date: Nov 29th, 2005 10:24 PM
Have a grand-daughter who was colic. Mother , Father and grandmother could not quiet her. they tried everything. I took her in my arms , leaned her head on my chest after putting cololgn on my shirt, in a sitting position on my arm, hummed on her forehead and she would instantly stop crying . It worked all the time. No exceptions until she outgrew her colic. Many times I could feel the gas pass. Please try this method. Its simple. Get back to me if you have success at my e mail address so I can pass this on to others. Grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Lots of luck, hope you have good results. 

Name: Julie | Date: Nov 30th, 2005 7:46 PM
You may want to consider changing the formula you give your baby. When I was nursing my daughter we occassionally supplimented with formula. After having formula she got terribly fussy. We switched to a soy formula and it cured the problem. 

Name: Fiona | Date: Jan 20th, 2006 10:50 PM
Colic is probably due to a lactose intolerance - this can occur in both bottle and breast milk. Lactase drops can be bought to help with this. In the UK they're called Colief drops - I'm not sure if they can be bought in the US. Look on the internet.

They worked like a miracle with my baby who used to scream and scream. Within 24 hours of beginning using these drops he was completely pain-free and a happy baby. 

Name: mel | Date: Feb 1st, 2006 9:26 PM
onions, broccoli, garlic, and drink tons of water. At some drug stores there is Gripe water, or look it up on line, it is all natural and helped my colic doughter sometimes. You are so close to the end of the colic, so hang in there, dont give up the breast, you have your whole life to eat whatever you want. ...

take care 

Name: sunay | Date: Feb 28th, 2006 2:09 PM
My doc told me that car trips or hairdryer may stop the baby crying. Also I have tried to wrap her in a soft blanket and it worked out. 

Name: jinxx20 | Date: Oct 17th, 2007 2:48 PM
Yes, it does sound like colic if your worried that it might be something else go visit her doctor. 

Name: slp01 | Date: Aug 14th, 2008 7:26 AM
My son had colic for over 8 months, starting around 1 week after we got him home from the hospital. I tried everything from putting him over my legs and patting his back, all the drops etc you get off the shelf of any shop, stopped eating certain foods such as cabbage etc, umm anything you can think of I did it but nothing worked. I would read stories where I should try all these things and how it worked for other people which was frustrating and upset me so much because nothing worked for me. After a number of months I came to the realisation that nothing was going to work and my baby, husband and myself just had to get through it. He cried 20/24 hours of the day and if I didn't cry myself I felt like crying. I never really got to experience what others do, like the connection between mother and infant. He just stared out into space crying while I would get a cloth and dry his wet head from all the crying. I honestly thought there was something seriously wrong with him. Unfortunately, I can't give you an answer nor to anyone else that may go through the same experience. My son is now 18 months old. It took nearly 10 months to completely go away. Once it did he slept through the whole night and still does to this day. People cannot believe he is the same boy. Even when he falls he doesnt cry. I tell people that it is because he cried enough to last him a life time and now he is just catching up with all the smiles and laughter he missed out on. Trust me you get through it. Just remember that it will go away...eventually... and what you find once the colic goes is a happy, wonderful and amazing baby. 

Name: sapslucymom | Date: Aug 17th, 2008 10:40 PM
Is there a reason that you are giving the baby formula at night while you are nursing? That is one of the biggest proponets of gas. They can't tolerate the dairy. If you are don't feel that you can nurse before bed then pump and then give it in a bottle. She will probably be a little happier. Also bottles in general cause EXCESS gas. They are inhaling more air then could possible do in the breast. Soy milk can also cause its own problems and unless strictly given by a Dr and I use that lightly I would not give that to your little one.
Also sections of time on the the stomach patting their back helps a lot as well. 

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