• Colic

    Now this is a topic I can speak about personally as my son had colic, so I know firsthand how difficult it can be to deal with. It’s always so heart-breaking to see kids, especially babies, suffering in any way so I understand what you are going through.

    My son’s colic was “textbook” lasting from 3 weeks of age to 3 months as I was told back then was the time-frame it usually happened in. Not all infants get Colic, but if yours does, I can certainly understand why you are looking for answers. It can literally drive you crazy.

    While colic can be a very frustrating and stressful time for you and your baby, luckily colic is not permanent. It is usually over by the time your baby is 3 months old. In the meantime, especially if your baby is at the early end of the cycle, like at 3 weeks old, you want answers and you want them NOW.

    So let’s dig in and find out what are some home remedies for colic that you can try for your baby, as well as any other solutions that might also lessen the stress of this condition on both you and your baby.

    Colic is a gastrointestinal problem possibly associated with an immature digestive system. At least this is the assumed cause. The real cause is not definitely known.

    What are the symptoms of colic?

    1. Incessant crying – despite being in clean clothes and well fed and not sick
    2. Un-consolable crying (where usually if you cuddle your baby you can comfort their crying)
    3. Crying for hours at a time
    4. Crying at a particular time of day or night for very long periods of time

    A baby’s body language can be a hint as well – they may become red in the face or pull their legs up in an attempt to relieve stomach pain.

    Colic may become worse when the baby is lying down, therefore, symptoms will often improve when they are up and moving around. It may also help to lay the baby over your lap on their tummy and rub the back. Be sure to burp the baby properly after feedings. I had a swing which used to help my son…sometimes. Nothing seemed to work all the time for us.

    Here are some do’s and don’ts when coping with colicky babies;

    1. Try feeding your baby more frequently, smaller feeds every 2-3 hours.

    2. While feeding your infant always ensure that they are in diagonal position with their heads higher than their feet

    3. Make sure that your baby is not swallowing air while feeding as this can result in wind and furthers their discomfort

    4. Don’t stop breastfeeding. Colic is equally likely to occur in both breastfed and bottle-fed babies.

    5. Drink herbal teas like Chamomile – this has a soothing effect on you as well as your baby

    6. Food Diary – you should start a food diary if you are breastfeeding to try to determine if what you are eating is making the colic worse for you baby. Some foods known to causes issues are spicy foods, acidic foods, and dairy products as a few examples.

    7. Look after yourself too – Ask for help before you reach desperation level. You may find that you are losing it and feel like hurting or shaking your baby, if this is the case then put your baby in a safe place (like their crib) and leave his/her room for a few minutes while you gather your composure – then call someone to relieve you of baby duty for an hour or two if possible.

    8. Curing Colic ebook

    9. iBaba™ – Homeopathic remedy relieves digestive distress and cramping in babies due to colic

    10. Blissful Baby Aromatic Massage Oil™ – Soothing, relaxing massage oil for babies over 12 weeks of age

    Be sure to post a comment about what worked for you or if you know of any other natural remedies not listed here please feel free to share them here with others who are part of our community. Thanks for sharing.

    Take the time to find the help and the natural treatment you need, and you’ll be able to get on with your life and enjoy it to the fullest. You deserve to be happy and healthy and pain-free.

    To Your Optimal Health,

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