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Help with colic/screaming Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13

My son is almost 5 months old, he is ALWAYS crying. Probably 60-70% of the day he's crying. He rarely sleeps, maybe 2-3 15 minute naps a day and he sleeps for maybe 4-5 hours a night. I don't know what to do to help him, I talked to his doctor and he recommended colic drops, gas drops, gripe water, the expensive colic formula and nothing has worked yet. I'm seriously losing my mind and so very close to a nervous breakdown. And I have no family or anyone to help me or give me a break. I've swaddled, bounced, rocked, went on drives, given him a bath. I don't know what else to do. Im desperate. Any suggestions would help :(

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
2nd Jan '13

Have you looked up the symptoms of GERD in infants? That is what DD had but they just kept saying she was colic-y. Finally I pushed and she improved greatly.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Taleah Navarre:" My son is almost 5 months old, he is ALWAYS crying. Probably 60-70% of the day he's crying. He rarely ... [snip!] ... bounced, rocked, went on drives, given him a bath. I don't know what else to do. Im desperate. Any suggestions would help :("


Sorry mama...that is really rough. Does he spit up ever?

JustMe&MyThree 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 515 posts
2nd Jan '13

I'm sorry you're going through that... you and the baby. It seems like you've tried all you can. Have you tried massaging his/her belly after baths and bottles?

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
2nd Jan '13

My daughter was like that when we switched to formula and we changed to soy formula and literally in 24 hrs she was a different baby.

Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Have you looked up the symptoms of GERD in infants? That is what DD had but they just kept saying she was colic-y. Finally I pushed and she improved greatly."

I havent, but I'm definitely going to now! Thank you
What did they do for her?

LacyS 3 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 431 posts
2nd Jan '13

Colic calm. They sell it online and at cvs. It is 18 bucks a bottle but well worth it. Way better than gripe water. I also had my son switched to similar alimintum it's 30 bucks a can. They will grow out of it if its colic but u may go crazy in the mean time

Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Chim Richalds:" Sorry mama...that is really rough. Does he spit up ever?"

Not too much, but since I switched formulas to Alimentum it seems like he does it more now

Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Brendan&Bethany'sMom:" I'm sorry you're going through that... you and the baby. It seems like you've tried all you can. Have you tried massaging his/her belly after baths and bottles? "

Ive tried it after baths but not bottles. Ill give that a go too! Thank you!

Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting :" maybe he has a milk protein allergy or reflux? have the dr's looked into that. also you can try colic calm. works wonders."

Ill have to see his Doc again about those. I tried colic calm and it was a fail lol dangit

LacyS 3 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 431 posts
2nd Jan '13

Maybe laying him on his tummy most of the time colic is gas related. Watch him but at five months he should have good neck control but some people will not let them sleep on their bellys.also a old wives tale is a very vry very small amount of peppermint extract with a little water omg does that work

BeginTheRomance Due July 21 (girl); 1 child; Rochester, New York 373 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Taleah Navarre:" My son is almost 5 months old, he is ALWAYS crying. Probably 60-70% of the day he's crying. He rarely ... [snip!] ... bounced, rocked, went on drives, given him a bath. I don't know what else to do. Im desperate. Any suggestions would help :("


Oh, mama. I feel for you so much on this. My daughter had Colic for about seven months. I swear I was going to lose my mind. Nothing worked. I listened to everyone's advice and thought I was doing everything wrong. I also switched to Soy formula and it helped a bit, but not all the way. Also, I would sit in the bathroom with her with the lights and fan on and it seemed like "white noise" would calm her down. I also turned on the vacuum at times and it would put her right to sleep. I know it sounds crazy, but it really helped. Also, a swing helped TREMENDOUSLY. I know how hard it is. Hang in there and if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Good luck!

Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting LacyS:" Colic calm. They sell it online and at cvs. It is 18 bucks a bottle but well worth it. Way better than ... [snip!] ... switched to similar alimintum it's 30 bucks a can. They will grow out of it if its colic but u may go crazy in the mean time"

I've tried colic calm and it didnt work. I just bought Alimentum yesterday so I'm hoping that'll work instead. It better for the price lol

Taleah Navarre Due August 9 (boy); 1 child; Boise, Idaho 22 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting BeginTheRomance:" Oh, mama. I feel for you so much on this. My daughter had Colic for about seven months. I swear I was ... [snip!] ... helped TREMENDOUSLY. I know how hard it is. Hang in there and if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Good luck!"

I will try ANYTHING at this point! lol. Thank you so much, I will give that a try too!!! :)

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting BeginTheRomance:" Oh, mama. I feel for you so much on this. My daughter had Colic for about seven months. I swear I was ... [snip!] ... helped TREMENDOUSLY. I know how hard it is. Hang in there and if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Good luck!"


We did this too. I cannot count the hours I spent bouncing in front of the running bath tub in the dark, lol, but it did get him to sleep.