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Colic Baby Personality
Many things: Try gas drops, they help sometimes. Swaddling can be helpful. Sometimes white noise (clothes drier, vaccuum cleaner, heart sounds etc.) helps. Sometimes a car ride does the trick. I've had good success with homeopathic colic remedies, and with camomille and fennel teas. Colic has different causes in different babies, and you may have to try a few things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try to find cause: Many babies develop colic between the 3rd and 12th week of life. Try to find what is precipitating the event. What are you feeding and how are you feeding. Is your baby crying and swalloing air? What kind of water are you using? Are you sterilizing? The best milk for a baby is moms milk. Watch your diet. Consult your doc to find the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are dozens of research papers published since the 80's and 90's, that demonstrate in some women that their diet may affect the baby adversely with colicky behavior. Lactose problems are very common, but a variety of agents have been implicated. Elimination diets are the best way to determine if there is a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stressful: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you have the constant needs of this child. Walking in a sling is super helpful. Consider "baby wearing" as much as possible, not just you but dad and other family members. Never shake the baby, you can always set her down and let her cry, take a break! ...Read more
Colic: A colicky baby is one that becomes fussy and irritable at three weeks of age and can remain that way until three months. All kind of suggestion as to treatment have been proposed but i find that swaddling or putting the baby in a swing helps best. ...Read more
We don't know: Colic is not hereditary...But it can be seen in families. My understanding is that it deals with the immaturity of the digestive system and therefore inability to digest well. Probiotics can help immensely as can gripe water or colic calm or cocyntal. So can craniosacral therapy and or chiropractic. Chinese medicine and homeopathy also work. I have had success with all of them! ...Read more
To much wind for a baby before three weeks old will cause colic. Is that true or a cultural thing?
Old wives tales: The wind blowing by an infant has nothing to do with their pattern of fussiness. Some would have you believe that it causes them to swallow more air & get bloated. In fact, crying itself often leads to air swallowing so a fussy baby requires no extra wind to do the deed. ...Read more
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