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Old 09-28-07, 08:55 PM
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colic? I know that it is different for every baby but I wanted to know what your experiences were and what you tried to help comfort your little one?
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Old 09-28-07, 10:10 PM
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my experience with Colic is my own personal nightmare.
One to which I thought I was going to go crazy if not end up killing myself over it.

my DD had textbook colic.

She would scream at the top of her very large lungs from 6pm until midnight and that happened from about 2-3 weeks old until she was about 3months old.
Nothing would console her. She wasn't hungry, or tired, or dirty, or anything that could be 'fixed'. She wasn't tired from overstimulation. Nothing but unexplained screaming bouts that lasted for hours on end each and every night like clockwork.

I eventually found a football hold with her laying across my forearm on her tummy. Her cheek resting against my arm as she looked at the floor and her head was up against the upper portion of my arm. I had to hold the one and only pacifier she would even marginally accept in her mouth with the other hand while I did a special bounce step pacing the floors. Not even standing in place worked. I I had to stay in motion.

I started crying in exhausted frustration around noon because I knew that the crying was coming and there wasn't anything I could do about it....

I was already nursing and was SURE it had nothing to do with my diet. Gas drops and all the other 'gas' cures did nothing.
Trust me, I tried them all.

It was so bad that I actually didn't even want to get pregnant and have another baby for fear that #2 would have colic like Sarah had.
It was that bad. I came close to losing my mind.
Even thinking about it 6 years later right now has me in tears.

True colic is pure hell.
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Old 09-29-07, 04:48 PM
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My ds had colic. It was the worst few months ever and really, I don't even want to recall that period! I tried and bought so many things- nothing helped. All I did was held him constantly.

I saw a post on TBC recently. A mom had a baby with colic and took the baby to a chiropractor for a treatment. She said her baby was hardly colicky anymore
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