So I had to eliminate dairy from my diet bc it caused my baby to have really bad gas. I ended up having to cut it for the first almost 9m of her life . It can take up to like almost 2 weeks to see a difference.
Craniosacral Therapy can be really helpful.
If babe is inconsolable, I'd say try a chiropractor first (being birthed is a lot of work for them too 😅). Of that doesn't help, start trying elimination diet for yourself, babe might be getting an upset stomach from something in your diet. It could just be a phase too.. babies are mysterious 😅 you're doing great mama! 💕
My bub screamed for hours and it turned out to be reflux. Some bubs get silent reflux
Atleast you found out the issue , as soon as I started feeding mine solids he stopped the screaming. But now his teething and currently has two teeth and his so uncomfortable and unsettled 🤣🤦🏽♀️
Poor bub and mumma. I hope he gets through the pain soon xx
Mine is EXACTLY the same. He eats , sleeps at night well and pees all well but he just cry's none stop !!! The doctor said it's called PURPLE CRYING , she even said you can look it up , it's when a baby just cries for no reason and then they 3m it usually goes away 🙄.. this is my 3rd son and I've never experienced this with my others.
Try infacol before feeds if it’s the same then I’d change her milk
Depends how you’re feeding her. My son was pretty much the same crying non stop till you held him, when he was held he was ok so we just held him for the first week. I breastfed my baby I thought there was no issues it’s just a baby thing, but things improved a lot.
My baby is 5 weeks now and we’re just making our way out of a similar phase. She had bad diaper rash so I was taking the opportunity to let her air dry without a diaper on and noticed that she was screaming every time she pooped. She doesn’t have any allergies, so I imagine it’s a combination of her trying to strengthen her stomach muscles to push out a poop and gas. Gripe water and a pacifier while she’s pooping has helped.
One of my sisters cried non stop like all the time! I mean it could be colic! They say if a baby cries or is upset for 3 hours or longer that it is a high chance the baby has colic 🤷
Chiropractic for babies could definitely help.
Try looking up YouTube vids of newborn cues - it can be really helpful!
Yeahh my baby was same she’s calmed down now she’s a month and 5 days xx
I relate to this so deeply! My baby is now 7 weeks. It I felt there was a time if she wasn’t eating or sleeping she was crying. I noticed taking her out of the house helped TREMENDOUSLY! Even going on the patio for her to take a nap worked wonders. I think babies just need a little fresh air like we do.
Give 'The Happiest Baby on the Block - 2nd edition' by Harvey Karp, MD a try!🌺 It's based around settling crying babies but it's really generally informative aswell.
Little animations too so not a draining book of words☺️
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What are you feeding her? Breast milk or formula. Gripewater can help. Maybe what your feeding her isn't sitting well with her. Giving her gas pains possibly. What did the doctor say about it?
I had this problem and they diagnosed my LO with colic. Until a month later he started getting green mucas-y 💩 and our pediatrician recommended cutting out dairy. He's stopped fussing and his gas has gone away significantly
Sounds like CMPA to me xx
It could be soy or another intolerance as well, but I agree
My baby was like this for the first 6 weeks then suddenly stopped! We gave him colic drops incase it was that but they didn’t seem to really help. I feel like the crying suddenly peaks and they become a different baby! Hang in there 💗
Happened to me . After X-rays realized My baby was colic .
A cry that sounds like “naa!” Means the babies hungry, a cry that sounds like a shorter “eh, eh!” sound means they need to be burped, a cry that’s more loud and dramatic usually means they are uncomfortable and have discomfort for some reason & a wailing cry with the mouth wide open means they’re tired.
It can be colic, we have a newly 7wk old boy. My 4 yr old wasn't colicky, this guy is. He's on gas drops and vit d.My 4yr old is a November baby. So hes swaddled in blankets when I rock him in our recliners. I remind myself he was in that warm womb. My oldest I also did the fleece jammies in those sack jammies . If it's not her diaper, food,blankets, try walking,rocking, and distracting my husband is good at that and got him to has a few wks ago. Plus it works for future things. Good luck
Babies at this age are adjusting to being outside mama instead of inside still. Keeping her close to you, holding her, rocking and shushing to simulate the sounds and sensations she had in the womb will all be comforting to her. Lots of snuggles and cuddles :)
Try white noise on YouTube with a pacifier or bottle
My son would constantly cry when he wasn’t sleeping too, and it seemed like he was in pain and I thought it was painful gas. But nothing helped and he constantly wanted to comfort nurse, and as it turned out, he was intolerant of my breast milk and we had to switch to formula. The day we switched, he was like a completely different baby. Super happy and calm.
Colic calm works great, a routine also, put some loud music words you know and sing to her while holding and dancing, have her in close to you tight.
Maybe she’s colicky. Maybe try baby gas drops?
He might have colic
If it’s not too cold, take her outside. Babies love fresh air. You can always bundle her too with many layers and a little snow suit if it’s pretty cold. Just don’t stay out for long
We also have a Spotify playlist for my daughter. I remembered that my daughter had kind of liked the voice of Lee Brice once when she was fussy and I hit shuffle on Spotify and the song it went to made her stop crying completely. It’s mostly what you listened to in pregnancy, but I hadn’t heard the sing before in my life so babies can also have their own taste in music already. Just try around. If you find some songs that she likes, put them in a playlist so they’re all in one spot (: also, you don’t have to be a good singer for your baby to love your voice! You can also try swaddling her and putting on white noise. It’s very quite and cold compared to the womb and they get very over stimulated very easily. So turn down the lights, swaddle her, play some music she likes or white noise and just hold her and rock. Babies also do sometimes cry just to cry and some babies cry more than others and sometimes you just have to deal with it until they get past the phase.
It could be a lot of things. Try everything to soothe her and keep in mind what works. Paci, rocking, white noise, baby wearing, rock and play, car ride, rubbing her belly, gripe water or Mylicon etc.
Good luck! I hope it's not colic, but whatever if it is, it will pass!
Does she stop crying when you hold her?
My baby has been crying A LOT more lately. I recently have started giving her Gripe Water. I found it at BuyBuy Baby. There are variations of it. I think it’s helping. Maybe she is crying at least 50% less.
For her spitting up a lot, we position her upright after feeding. Burping too helps.
Now I’m giving her gas medicine. Practically night and day. Confirms the gas problem
My baby girl has that too. Mylicon is great! And probiotics help too!
Sooooooo. As kristy suggested, it maybe reflux aaaand in my case we found out the reflux was caused by a milk allergy. I just had to cut dairy out of my diet. Take a poopy diaper to your pediatricians office to have it tested for microscopic blood you won’t necessarily see with your eye ... if there is blood it might be a milk allergy. They do out grow it.
A few questions I have for you, as we had a similar issue with ours the first 6 weeks of his life. 1.) is she spitting up a lot? Would you say she is unhappy more than not when awake? 3.) does she burp well?
Even if the answer to #1 is no, it could be reflux...
My son cried so much and I was concerned, after i switched him to soy formula he was a completely different baby.
Chiropratic session can help babies, the delivery part is a big trauma for them, their whole little bodies shrink to pass through the vagina, their little bones are not always back in place properly, which can create big discomfort for them, maybe one of the reason why they cry so much. If you are in Miami, I can recommend you an amazing Chiropractor that also take care of newborn, babies, child, pregnant woman and any other kind of people...
Maybe she needs a dummy for extra comfort?xx
Sitting at 12 weeks and things are much better but my daughter cried A LOT also. Hang in there.
Something that helped stop my son crying (he cried for 3 months straight 😫) was standing in the bathroom and running the shower. Amazingly, the sound of the water soothed him instantly and he would stop crying.
Nothing usually. I have a similar thing with my 4wk old. My oldest (4yr) definitely wasn't colicky. My younger loves cuddling, rides in the car and the baby swing. He loves watching his older brother. So I hold him up supporting his head around with my hand and fingers(my oldest was that too) since birth picking up their heads. that helps with his fussiness. Walking helps, usually it peaks at 6w but can go to.3-4m I heard. His dr thinks my guy started at 2w and will be done by 7-8w. Just hang in there. Do you have a recliner or rocking chair.? Those help here too at times and I when not rocking recline and let him lay on his belly on me that helps his gas. Gas drops are great. I heard probiotic drops but ask the peds doc.
To get my son to a deep sleep or just calm him down I have the baby+ app and they have a section of songs and than a white noise tab and they have the womb sound it sounds like a heartbeat under water. Works every time!!
I’d still go to the dr and rule out colic or anything else.
Good Luck Momma!!
My pediatrician recommended The Happiest Baby on the Block and that is the only thing that worked for our baby between weeks 2.5 to 11.5. The doc said she had colic and many of not a majority of babies do to some degree. After that 11.5 weeks mark she was miraculously much better and even started sleeping 5-8 hour stretches at night. My point is, if your pediatrician has ruled out things like reflux or a cow’s milk allergy, you’re simply in the “fourth trimester” and things will very likely improve on their own as your baby matures. In the meantime it’s finding what soothes her and ways to stay calm and rested yourself. Wishing you the best!
Definitely recommending a baby carrier if you don't have one. LO may just want snuggles. I love mine, it's the easiest way to get him to take long naps & I can use both my hands during the day
I feel your pain. My baby girl is 8 weeks and 1 day now. For 4 weeks straight she cried non stop when she wasn’t feeding or sleeping and she barely slept too. We were actually delirious with the exhaustion and honestly felt so drained and helpless. Can’t saying this exactly helped settle her for sure but we took her for two sessions at the cranial osteopathist at Brackenbury clinic and she has settled massively since then. As I had a difficult labour and birth she carried a lot of tension in her head, jaw and ribs and they released this. She has settled massively now, she sleeps at night 5-6 hours in one block , wakes for feeding and changing and goes back again for 3-4 hours and same again and back usually then for 2-3. In the day if she’s awake she naps for smaller amounts of time but is finally content sitting in her bouncer and having cuddles without crying. It’s such a relief , so it’s either the cranial osteopathy or /and that I changed to SMA comfort milk instead of the normal SMA .
My little boy cried a lot! And had the worst time sleeping 😩 he had normal pees and poos. But it turned out he had horrible gas issues! I had to cut out all dairy from my diet burp him often between feedings, wish made things worse sometimes because he did not want to stop eating so he would scream and swallow more air. We did the Mylicon infant gas drops(dye free), gripe water, tummy massages and leg pumping constantly he eventually grew out of it and once his tummy adjusted he was fine....except for the sleeping part 😅
@Brittany - curious if any of the methods worked for you? We are trying everything and little guy is still really gassy and fussy and we aren’t sleeping at all! He’s 7 weeks so I feel like we still have some time before he grows out of it. 😩😩
Could just be overtired!! Try getting her to nap 30-90 mins after waking up.
My daughter cried a lot and nothing was wrong she just wanted to be held by ME only and needed lots of bouncing/rocking/shushing. I kept her in a baby carrier wrap a lot and that helped. Your paediatrician should be able to rule out medical conditions. Some babies cry more than others. My son barely cried at all. They are all different but definitely have her looked at to make sure nothing is wrong.
Sounds like colic and/or gas, reflux, allergies, etc. My three week old has bouts of nonstop crying, which is totally normal in newborns, but we also determined she has a cows milk allergy because she has bloody/mucousy stools. Feedings totally stressed me out because she was cry and scream during them but we changed her bottles and it seems to help. I agree that bouncing on a yoga ball has helped a ton too!
Look up on YouTube “Oprah-Priscilla Dunstan” secret baby language seriously works and has helped me so much with my 3boys. Good luck!
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
Any update xz