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02/04/2014 at 10:20
02/04/2014 at 10:30
Oh NLH I just want to say that sounds so stressful and that you aren't alone! We've had that a couple of times this week and it's been so stressful and upsetting. Last night the only thing that calmed him was skin to skin. Later when it started again he sucked on H's pinkie and he fell straight asleep. Its trial and error for us but incredibly difficult. Have a big hug from me!
02/04/2014 at 10:34
We've had this with T and it's incredibly stressful so I feel for you. A few things we've tried that I couldn't spot in your list: a dummy, cooled camomile tea (random but the doctor recommended it - also heard that fennel tea is good if it's related to wind/gas - I've started drinking 3 cups a day so it passes to him!) keeping upright- a sling is good to save your back! wind positions like bicycle legs and tiger in the tree (all on youtube). The Doctor also said that we could give half a dose of infant calpol though I haven't tried that - to be honest I suspect it probably works as it conks them out!
02/04/2014 at 11:02
Sounds like colic, O had this every night for weeks until we got his cmpi diagnosed and changed his milk (which helped dramatically with the wind and therefore the crying!)
A dummy was an essential for us, the sucking helped soothe him, other than that as the others have said, moving about would often stop him crying although he was wide awake and the minute you stopped moving he would cry again. The sling didn't really help us at the unsettled time as he wanted to be sort of bounced/gently swayed and I couldn't do that comfortable with him in the sling.
We tried everything, colief, infacol, herbal things and gripe water, with continued use the gripe water is the only one that I felt helped even a little.
It's awful and one of the worst experiences ever, is it every night?
02/04/2014 at 11:55
Its every single night and like clock work! Its like someone turns a switch on and a different baby arrives! She screams until about 10-11pm until she's exhausted and conks out ... She sweats so we have to strip her clothes off and her face looks at me like why am I not helping her
Should I take her back to the doctor or speak to health visitor?
02/04/2014 at 13:08
Poor you, must be so stressful. It sounds like colic to me, especially if it's happening every night at the same time. I would go back to the Dr and see what they say. I hope that you get some help. My sister suffered badly from colic and said that a warm bath used to help her
02/04/2014 at 16:01
I think that you are breastfeeding your DD and, if so, is it possible that the latch needs to be altered slightly? I read this article www.theguardian.com/.../familyandrelationships.healthandwellbeing a while ago that talks about colic and breatfeeding. I'm bottle feeding DD2 but her latch on the bottle makes a huge difference between whether she has colic or not (we now use Medela Calma instead of Nuk or TT closer to nature: it was like a miracle and she could suddenly latch properly - the throwing up and wind problems immediately vanished).
02/04/2014 at 16:19
It sounds like colic to me, particularly the timing. I'd speak to your HV in case it's something else, but TBH it sounds like you're doing everything they recommend for colic and it's just a matter of waiting for it to pass. If it helps, they say it peaks around 6 weeks and starts to get better from about 9, so hopefully you're at the worst now and it can only get better! I know it's awful but hang in there, it sounds like you're doing a great job and all you can to help her.
02/04/2014 at 17:49
I agree that the almost exact timings sound like colic; this is how we knew A had reflux rather than colic as our HV said that you can practically set a clock by colicky screaming. She told us that unfortunately there is very little that will help but what you can do is have a set routine that you follow once the screaming starts. So maybe you run a bath for her and bathe her, dry her, massage, clean sleepsuit, milk, walk and rock, read a story, play music. This way you may find something that eases things but you are also distracting both her and yourself by breaking up the screamy period into smaller more manageable chunks. I hope it passes quickly x
02/04/2014 at 17:53
Firstly, big hugs to you - it is horrendous when your baby is screaming for hours on end and there's nothing you can do. I know most people are saying this sounds like colic but A use to scream from 5pm like clockwork (she's do it on and off throughout the day too!) and not stop wil about 10pm. We were told colic as is was around the same time each day but eventually (after we tried every tried of colic relief drop, lotion, potion, bottle and formula!) she finally got diagnosed with reflux and a cows milk intolerance. Might be something just to bear in mind if nothing else seems to work! I have herd that colic peaks at about 5/6 weeks then starts to taper odd until by about 12 weeks when most have grown out of it so hopefully this could be the beginning of the end for you! X
02/04/2014 at 18:32
It does sound a lot like colic. F would start screaming from about 6pm until he wore himself out around midnight. It was awful. We tried Infacol but that only helped briefly, gripe water seemed to relieve a bit of wind at times but the Colief for us worked like magic. I wished we tried it sooner. How long have you been using it?
02/04/2014 at 18:48
Weather girl... Been using it for three weeks now
02/04/2014 at 19:36
NLH, does driving in the car help? I also would try a dummy
Hope it passes soon xx
02/04/2014 at 20:08
I would've thought you should have noticed a difference after 3 weeks. Give the funny a go if you haven't already, F always refused for some reason! Hope it passes soon x
02/04/2014 at 20:37
Oh it's horrible when they're like that, huge hugs to you.
S cried inconsolably from his reflux so you have my sympathies. The sling was the main thing that worked for us. Swaddling can help to calm them down but if she's getting hot it's not a good idea. We would go for total sensory deprivation for S - white noise, dark room and sling/swaddle. Other things that can help are definitely to check latch if breastfeeding in case it's a case of not getting enough fatty milk and you much lactose and enough sleep during the day. Sometimes S would be screaming from sheer exhaustion and still does now on occasion. I'm not saying things like that will completely solve issues but best to rule them out x
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