Name: Stressed Out Dad
Number of kid: 1
Ages of kids: 2.5 months
Problem: My son seems to have a lot of problems with gas after feedings, or really just about any time it decides to pop up on him. We have tried Mylacon and a prescription from our doctor, but nothing seems to work with any consistency. I know that it is somewhat normal for a young baby to not sleep through the night, but this is REALLY stressing myself and my wife out (more my wife since she is here with him all day long).
We are currently putting a small amount of rice in with his food, that seems to help some, but again, not consistently. He does not cry all the time, my thinking is he is not colic.
We really need some help on this, neither of us are really experienced with babies (duh) and are having a hard time understanding his problem. ANY SUGGESTIONS?????
Solution submitted by Julia from Boynton, OK: There are infant massage books on the market, that can help with that problem.I found mine in a used bookstore. There was this great massage, called the "I LOVE YOU" massage:
Editor's Note: Julia recommends the book "Infant Massage - A Handbook For Loving Parents" by Vimala Schneider. This book can be ordered through The #!Parentsroom Bookstore in association with Amazon.com, by clicking on the title or book jacket.
Another solution posted by Tracy from Victoire, Saskatchewan, CAN: We had some success with a Homeopathic Doctor treating our 4 week old for colic. It seems like a far-out idea but I have a lot of faith in mine. It was his treatment that allowed me to become pregnant in the first place. Our baby had similar symptoms to yours and still does at times but she seems much more calm now and not in so much pain. We also switched to a soy formula (breastfeeding mothers should try to cut out dairy). The treatment is not general but specifically tailored to your baby's symptoms. Even if it doesn't work there is no harm and it is completely natural. Look under alternative therapies for a reputable doctor in your area. The change is quite quick and is really a welcome relief.
Another solution posted by "Diane":Try a Chiropractor. Our son was 2 months old and cried for three hours straight each night. I mentioned it to my chiropractor and he told me about baby adjustment to open up the GI tract. The amount of pressure exerted at birth is quite large and simon was delivered with just three pushes so he came out fast. The Chiropractor did a few adjustments 3 time the first week and then two the next and so on. He didn't completely stop crying but it did help.
Editor's Note: It is always a good idea to check with your child's pediatrician before trying any therapies.
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