My 10 week old son just seems to be getting worse with his wind pain/crying/unsettledness. I've read that colic is meant to peak at 6 weeks and then gradually get better until it is almost gone by 12 weeks and completely gone by 4 months. We are only 2 weeks away from 12 weeks but he is much worse now than he was a few weeks ago when I thought he was bad enough.
If you had a baby who had terrible wind pain/colic - when did it start to get better?
What did you do to help that actually worked?
I'm not finding any of the colic medications helpful at all - Infacol, Infants Friend or Gripe Water.
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23-12-2011 13:41 #1
Advice needed from parents of babies who had terrible wind pain/colic
23-12-2011 13:46 #2
My son has always had dreadful wind, would wake up all through the night and cry and writhe around until he farted. He has just turned one and we have only just discovered something that has helped. We have taken dairy completely out of my diet and his, and replaced with soy. He is alot better, different child.
23-12-2011 14:03 #3-
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Have you considered taking your DS to a chiropractor?
DD1 had terrible colic, never slept, just cried and cried. At 12 weeks when she didn't magically stop and get better, someone suggested a chiropractor and I did not, and do not, look back.
23-12-2011 14:40 #4
Hav you considered silent reflux? DD had horrendous wind pain from 3weeks of age and NOTHING was helping! At 8 weeks she was crying 24hr a day and at my whits end,i took her to paediatrician and he diagnosed silent reflux. He said reflux gives horrible wind pain. since shes been on losec, her reflux (and wind pain) is alot better. i did try eliminating all dairy but made no difference. chiropractor didnt help either. See a paed just to make sure nothing else is wrong.
23-12-2011 14:50 #5
My first son had silent reflux and cried non-stop for 3 days at 12 weeks of age after being colicky before that. He was prescribed Nexium by the Children's Hospital and it helped him hugely. With that in mind we have started DS2 on Nexium as well to see if that could be the problem. He has also only been on that for 2 days. Again, I'm not sure how long it would take to show signs of improvement if that was the issue.
I would actually love for the problem to be silent reflux again as eventually the medication would kick in and help him. Last night I lay with him on the couch (the only way he would sleep) and I had my hand on his tummy and could feel what felt like little air bubbles popping. I think that is what it is, although it could be his tummy churning from reflux. I bluddy hate this age. It was a horrible time with DS1 and I was hoping to enjoy it more this time but no such luck.
23-12-2011 15:14 #6
Witchypoo Have you tried an infant chiro? I have an excellent one in Melb CBD that i am very confident to recommend, he's extremely gentle, won't keep bringing you back for unnecessary appointments and will really help you find out what the problem is. He helped me hugely with both my girls (dd1 had multiple food issues and a suppressed immune system, and dd2 had neck/stomach problems and food issues also).
As an immediate relief for colic, i know its not ideal in this weather, but if you apply heat to their tummy its a big relief. You can wet a facewasher in warm water and lay it over, or carefully warm a wheatbag, or carefully support them in a deepish warmish baby bath, just enough that their tummy is submerged. Just like when you have period pain, the warmth helps relieve the discomfort. In the heat though, you'd have to be careful, do you have an aircon room that you can keep them cool in while you did it?
I dunno how much help a chiro would be with reflux, i have recommended three friends to my chiro for reflux with mixed results, but each of them reported an improvement, and personally both my kids improved out of sight with his help.
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23-12-2011 17:35 #8
Oh I forgot to mention one thing... an indian friend of mine told me to try "heeng/ hing" its a root like ginger and available as such or in powdered form from indian grocery shops. you make it into a paste and rub around the bubs belly button for 5,10 mins and leave it for like 5 mins than wipe off. It made abit of difference compared to infacol,gripewater and infants friend (but for another friends bub it mad a huge difference!). If you have a indian shop near by than do try it. You wont find it in woolies/coles, etc.
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