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New born crying

I currently have a two week old baby girl, and when she’s not eating or sleeping she is crying. She sleeps well, eats well, poops and pees well. Is this normal for a newborn to cry so much?Just making sure I’m not missing something.
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How does she feel about being swaddled? Does she take a pacifier? Is she breast or formula fed?

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Have you tried changing up your bottles or nipples? Is she getting a good latch? If not, she could be getting a lot of air causing pain in her tummy. Make sure she is getting good burps after feeding. And don’t lay her flat immediately in case she has reflux.

She likes to be swaddled, I swaddle her often, she does take a pacifier and I feed her breast milk from a bottle.

Congratulations on your little ! it’s completely normal because that’s how baby communicate, google fourth trimester it will help you understand certain behaviours also, breastfed babies go through something called the witching hour. Also are you pace feeding bottles? ☺️ xx

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How’s nappy output? is she struggling with her bottle? Change teat size or get her checked for tongue tie xx

I do pace feed her with the bottle. She goes really hard with the bottle so I knew I had to do something to slow her down. Thanks for the info. Super helpful!!!

Does she seem to have a tummy ache? I was told everything I ate affected my milk. My kids cried all day and night if I had pizza. My oldest also struggled if I had a lot of dairy. Once we figured that out the crying became more of the "normal" amount.

My daughter was just like that when she was little and doctor told me it was colics but it wasn’t colic my daughter was just a cry baby like I was when I was little

My nurse told me that a newborn baby may cry for four-six hours a day, of all the crying combined. But a colic baby can cry for four-six hours straight.

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This!!!!! My first was a colic baby and my god I would sit and cry with him lol. Only thing that soothed him was the bath.

I got 10 more weeks to go and I’m getting scared lol 😂 these stories are making me very nervous lol

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Hang in there momma. Colic is so tough but you’ll get through it. You’re doing all of the right things. And I agree with Sandra below. Check her temp and call your doc before starting any supplements. The best cure for mom’s sanity with colic is help. If you have ANYONE who can come sit with the baby while you take a quiet shower, a walk, sit outside for a bit, or even run an errand, call them. Also agreed with the white noise! Once we started keeping our home “loud”, my daughter calmed down. The womb is very noisy and my daughter still has white noise going all day.

Congrats love 😘😘it is not easy but with time u will get the hang of it 😘also I think crying is very normal Just keep giving loads of cuddles and kisses with time she will cry less 🥰🥰🥰but you’re doing fine so don’t worry much ok 🥰 My son is 3 months old now but I usually check hex temperature often just to be safe... I’m also a first time mum 🥺

Oh my son hated gripe water, at 3 weeks he had bad colic so I bought gripe water 💦 he almost chocked to death because he hated it or maybe had a reaction that I didn’t know about he had water running down hez eyes and cudnt breath Scariest day of my life 🥺🥺🥺 But thank God few secs after he seemed ok so I stopped Tried mylicon and he seemed to actually like it 🙏so Evey now and then I give it to him she may have colic ❤️but take it easy ok

Sounds like trapped wind, there are youtube videos that show a variety of winding techniques. There are also things like Dentinox Colic Drops and Gripe Water. The former must taste horrible as it makes our daughter cry but it's more gentle on her tummy.

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I also agree. It sounds like gas. Two-week-olds stomachs are still learning how to digest new foods and they have soo much trouble passing gas out of their system. This causes them to cry a lot when trying to do so because it’s not only frustrating but also kind of painful. It all puts them in distress. Here’s an article for things that might help: https://www.parents.com/baby/health/ways-to-stop-babys-fussy-tummy-troubles/

I would give your pediatrician a call just to be on the safe side.

When I had my baby I had the same problem... it is probably colic! You can try using gripe water or mylicon has drops those seemed to really help my baby!

Gripe water isn’t suitable for babies under 1 month don’t believe it actually works there’s no scientific evidence that it helps to reduce colic symptoms sane goes for infacol just calms them down because it’s sweet tasting someone said she used it on her daughter it gave her terrible acid reflux, colic is usually a system of something. Babies cry doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything wrong with them they cry because that’s what they do

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I thought so but my mother in law insisted I give it to him 😌😌😌

The regular gripe water is fine for babies two weeks and up it is on the bottle. They make a nighttime kind that is one month and up. I didn’t think gripe water worked but I give my baby a half dose if he is fussy and within a few minutes he burps and farts the gas out. It doesn’t eliminate the gas but just helps baby move it. Yes I do agree they just like the sweet taste so it does make him stop crying when I’m giving it to him but it’s not all it’s doing because after a minute he will fuss again until the gas is out.

I second probiotics! My sweet quiet baby started screaming at 2 weeks old all the time. It takes 1-2 weeks to fully set in so start now! We are on the gerber soothe. I buy the kind with the added vitamin d since we EBF. Gripe water has also been amazing. Within a few minutes of getting it he will burp/fart out the gas.

She could be colicky. You could try babywearing to see if that helps.

Could be gas. Just keep burping .

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My sister mentioned that it’s normal for newborns to go through a fussy time around the 2 week mark, it’s just a phase.

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Yes exactly

Thank you! It’s called the witching hour or purple crying xx

Try wearing her in a wrap. Babies like to be close and feel secure. If it continues call pediatrician.

It’s pretty normal for newborns to cry...a lot. They’re getting used to this big scary world that’s different from their previous environment. Try to take note of what instigates the crying, does something make it worse or better? It could be gas or colic or it could just be that she needs to be held and bounced around. You could try bicycle kicks and rubbing her tummy and sides to see if it’s trapped gas. You could also baby wear to see if she needs that closeness. If you’re concerned that the cries are due to some kind of pain, they aren’t lessening with anything you do, or she seems uncomfortable, take her to the doctor.

Idk if that’s normal. People say it is. But my baby hardly cried . It’s rare to hear him cry. Check with your pediatrician about that

As everyone else mentioned, it could just be the witching hour. My daughter had colic and I found that gripe water helped, and I also put a little chamomile which soothed her a bit. When she was overly gassy I gave her some mylicon which usually did the trick. Otherwise, just keep trying different soothing methods. My daughter was always so fickle in her first 3 months. Some days singing and swaying worked, others she just wanted to be patted on the back in silence. Hang it there. Remember to give yourself some breaks from the baby’s crying.

Honestly I Chiropratic adjustment will do alot it did with our son.

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We went to a baby chiropractor too. They didnt do a real adjustment like on adults but she seemed happier after. My daughter only liked to be held, and in an upright position, bouncing slowly up and down.

I'm sure you received alot of good advice up here but I strongly suggest you talk to your baby's doctor.

New borns basically eat and sleep. Keep the her belly full and baby wear. Rock her or walk around with her if she has trouble sleeping. My son was hardly awake for more than a few minutes at a time at that age. If they’re crying, it’s likely gas or hunger. Like other said, any sign of waking up usually means they’re hungry, so try to feed any time you see stirring.

I will tell you I went through the same thing and my little ended up having a milk allergy

Is she formula fed or breastfed? Formula can cause constipation because of the added iron. We did prune juice with his milk when we had to supplement with formula when I started going back to work. He was pooping so I didn’t realize he was getting backed up. 100% Prune juice works wonders. I had a twisted intestine as a baby and my dad said prune juice worked for me too.

The first two weeks with my son he would cry inconsolably every evening, we thought it was colic trying to get gas out or maybe he was still hungry so I would feed him more. I didn’t even think about it until talking to a family friend, I had switched back to normal coffee because I had read if it doesn’t bother mom it shouldn’t bother baby, and I had been eating a bit of chocolate as well because of the holidays. Long story short, if you’re a coffee drinker I would try decaf (which I had to switch back to) drinking lots of water, and limiting chocolate if you’ve been enjoying the holidays like I had. (There’s something in it that upsets their tummy.) Pretty much worked like a charm for us. Good luck! 😊

Thanks to all for the advice she has been better the past couple days. Maybe we’re both just getting used to each other and I’m learning what she likes and needs. I will most definitely still talk to my doctor, appointment very soon. Thanks again for the advice and encouraging words.

My second baby suffered from colic and my first had to get reflux meds.....there are reasons for the crying sadly sometimes they just have to outgrow that phase....my son was colic till 3mths I literally had to hold him ALL day and walk him most of the night it was very very hard especially cuz i also have a 4yr old

I haven't read the comments, but my husband's nephew's kid wouldn't stop crying, to the point the family questioned whether or not it was normal. The parents asked their doctor and after doing tests, the baby had some digestive issue that required surgery. If you question it too, plz get it checked out.

4th trimester. You'll get though it. My son used to cry/scream all the time, on top of projectile vomiting multiple times a day. We made it through. Lol

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Grip water and gas drops work wonders. Also, it is possible that she is allergy to something that you are eating. I reccomend monitoring what you eat and using the process of elimination. Because I had an intolerance to lactose pre-pregnancy, I started with dairy products.

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Not likely to be allergic. Allergies come later. Possible cows milk protein sensitivity .

Yes some do when they sense stress. Ask to see an IBCLC. Check for a cows milk protein sensitivity. Babies cannot have allergies yet, they come later on.

Hi I have a five month old and she was exactly the same as yours. If she was not sleeping she was crying constantly. In the end we changed formulas multiple times and she ended up on a goats milk formula. But a few weeks ago we found out that her crying was actually from a urinary tract infection that she had had for more or less twelve without being diagnosed after multiple Drs appointments and paying $$$ Please if your baby is crying, you are their Mum and you know what’s right and wrong and go with your gut instinct!!!!

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Poor thing! Glad you pushed them to keep investing it 👍🏻

Average? No. Normal? Yes. My baby boy cried constantly with few exceptions (as long as he was constantly held, night and day!) for the first 3 months of his life. He's now a healthy, hilarious toddler who tells me "I lah-u, mama" every day. When he was tiny and difficult, I had so many people tell me "it doesn't get any easier" and I was terrified! But it absolutely has gotten easier. I don't know what all may be going on with your tiny one, but I know that it does get better!

Our daughter cried a lot the first two weeks of her life too - when we changed/dressed her etc. and wasn’t eating properly. We had to start combination feeding her on formula and breastmilk and then she was fine. I guess being born is quite distressing, even if it’s a calm complication-free birth. She’s four months’ already and she’s so smiley and giggly. Hope your little one settles down soon. More often than not at this age, it’s wind. If it goes on longer than her first month I’d get it checked out.

This is completely normal, in fact at the labor and delivery tour I just went on we watched a video on it and there's a specific name for it. I'll see if I can find it and post it. My son actually went through this and it can last up to 6 months.

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Colic?

No, its called purple crying. It's basically when a baby cries and cries for no obvious reason

I just checked the info I got from the hospital and the term is called "purple crying" you should research it, it explains a lot.

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also the witching hour :) I’ve explained it further up too xx

Maybe she has colic my son was like that all he did was cry all day and night even when he's been feed good

Is she being burped? That will upset her stomach if not

New studies have shown burping isn't necessary. And my cause colic/acid refux in babies.

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Yah same

Do you have a source for this? I’m interested because burping is all my little guy needed to calm him down a lot of the time after eating

Our 2nd did this. Ate well, loved sleep but always crying when awake up to 3 months old. Super super stressful. Nothing wrong with him. Just didn't like being awake. Having him on sleep schedule and not keeping him awake too long helped but seriously cried non stop when awake till 3 months old then slowly got better. He's now 6 months and still a whinger when he's tired.

Yep. My son was a crier. He only slept an hour and a half at a time. 90% of the time he was awake was spent crying. Nothing never really seemed to help him. Eventually he started crying less and less.

completely normal babe x

As with most things, even in parenting it's recommended them not, then it is again. Full circle.

If you’re formula feeding (or even breast feeding), it could be a milk protein allergy. My daughter did the same thing and her dr recommend soy formula, the crying for hours on end instantly stopped (I could only deal with it for 2 weeks until I took her to her dr) , but her poop was weird so she’s on hypoallergenic now at 8 weeks old and doing amazing. I read somewhere that hypoallergenic formula will almost eliminate colic symptoms in most babies

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I would check first with the pediatrician to make sure it’s nothing medical. My son cried a lot and we had to end up giving him infant probiotics.

My baby cries a lot but bouncing him seems to help a lot. Whenever he cries, I sit on my birth ball and bounce up and down with him and he usually quiets down.

Any update xz

My baby girl cried because she had silent reflux, never threw up but was in a lot of pain when stomach acid came up in her throat. Carrying her, not eating diary (EBF) soy and gluten, added probiotics for both of us helped and week 12 she stopped having reflux issues

Look up on YouTube “Oprah-Priscilla Dunstan” secret baby language seriously works and has helped me so much with my 3boys. Good luck!

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