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Have you tried the 5 s's?
(All at once?)
mrsmozak:This is me too. He's been at it for 4 weeks now. I'm calling the pediatrician tomorrow to rule out any causes. I refuse to believe they cry for no reason. I could see have a fussy time of day but not all day every day.
I was there with you at 3 wks, 6 wks & when she got her 2 month shots,,,
I already barely remember it even though it felt endless. Does holding help?
It's hard when you don't know what to do for your little one. Try this - swaddle her tightly and give her a binky. Then lay her in her down in her swing or something and turn on the vacuum. I know it sounds crazy but it worked for my first born who had colic.
Colic is a b$tch. I'm so sorry. My first had colic and it was so awful. Like you, we had tried everything, even the $30/can formula. Nothing helped. They eventually outgrow it but until then, it's just so hard and draining. It took until my first was about 4 months to start seeing an improvement and by 6 months she was a great baby.
Do you have a good support system? People that can take the baby for a couple hours so you can get a break? Or just a place to go so someone could give you a hand?
We all have days like this, unfortunately some of us more than others. DS was doing this too, for at least four hours straight each day, until I brought it up to his pediatrician, who diagnosed him with reflux (he could hear the milk coming back up his throat during the appointment - I had just fed him). He prescribed Zantac and he's been much better ever since. We also give him gripe water from time to time for colic because he's really gassy. Have you tried gripe water? Maybe her stomach is upset? It's all natural - the one I have is just fennel, ginger, and chamomile. It calms him right down.
I agree with PPs. Definitely put her down for a few minutes, walk into another room, and take a few minutes to yourself. She'll be okay to cry for a few minutes. If I put DS down while he's screaming and just give him a few minutes, when I pick him up, he's calms down much quicker because he's been waiting for me to pick him up (just a few minutes, don't let your newborn CIO).
my son did this for 3 full months. if his eyes were open, he was screaming at the top of his lungs. Sometimes he'd just scream till he passed out, other times he would fall asleep while eating.
At 3 months, it was a magical time where it just disappeared. Just hang in there and it will pass and you will have a happy, healthy baby.
I will add that at 3 months, a stranger would still call him a very very very fussy baby, but the difference definitely kicked in.
We are having the same issue. He is changed, fed, bathed, warm, etc and he still screams. If he isn't sleeping, he is very unhappy.
He is now on Zantac and I stopped BFing and he is on alimentum. It is slightly better, but I did cry myself to sleep last night.
~after 34 cycles we finally got our 2nd little bundle of joy~
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EDD 12/27/14 ~ It's a girl!