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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 18, 2007
  • 03:27 AM

my 10 week old cries all day and does not sleep well at night. She has been diagnosed with colic and reflux and has been treated for both. she has also been checked for ear infection. my husband and i are going insane. we love her but honestly what are we supposed to do. babies cry sure but not all day. she may take only one nap for approx 20 min in the daytime. my other daughter 5 is feeling the stress also. she never cried for long periods of time. i just think there is something more to her crying. we are exhauasted from trying to soothe her. if anyone has any sugggestions please offer. we have tried to tell her pediatrician we think there is something else wrong but they think its only colic and reflux. it is honestly getting worse every day.:confused:

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  • My son did the same. I thought I would go crazy. Babies can feel tension from their family and crying is their only response. Try getting a friend to carry and rock your baby. Also, I changed my sons formula to a soy base at 8 weeks and by 12 weeks he was sleeping 7 hours at a time. I actually woke him the first few nights to see if he was okay and to check his diaper or feed him. My other son had reflux and we would massage his belly before he ate and then rocked him belly down on ours knees after he was fed and burped. If that doesn't work, I would take your baby to a well known childrens hospital to be seen. Sometimes they can find an underlying cause that your ped. might miss. Good Luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2007
    • 05:23 AM
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  • "Only colic and reflux?" Most babies have these so it must be "normal", right ? I am being sarcastic as when "regular" docs (I am an alternative doc) think when something is common that then makes it normal. To me they do not seem to care enough to try to find a problem. So lets go for solution. A large study in the late 1980's showed that in a group of over 300 babies with colic, very specific chiropractic adjusting helped over 90% of the children treated have no more colic after getting adjusted an average of three times in two weeks. So of course then my recommendation is to find a DC who knows what is called upper cervical technique and have that doc give it a try. I have adjusted many children, some within ten minutes of their birth. It can be done with very little force. When I would do a real young one I would ask the Mom and Dad if others in the office could watch when it was done. That way many could see how gentle and effedtive is can be and is. That study is almost twenty years old, so why aren't MDs referring all kids with these type of problems ? Isn't it their job to find and use what works best ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2007
    • 05:34 AM
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  • give baby a bath and use lotion and massage a small area at a time, like one leg, then the other and especially the back. baby massages are great. I had a 3 year old that broke her leg and had to have phys. therapy. I had just had my son and man was he not happy most of the time. Our therapist got tired of me having to take him to the car, so she asked if she could try a new massage she learned at a seminar. He was screaming. Very embarassed I handed him over. She did these baby massages and especially at the base of his head and he was snoring in less than 5 minutes. She copied some stuff for me, and i tried this at home and I actually got some sleep too. she explained that when babies are born they are always tense and don't know how to relax their muscles. their muscles will hurt just like ours and need to be massaged. We love our massages why not babies?? It really works. Also, after they eat, lay them face down on your lap, if they are fussy and have not burped, and gently massage their back as you gently bounce your knees. Wonders never cease. I use this with my grandkids now and it still works!! Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 05:18 AM
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  • Hi there. I'm a seasoned mother and this sound like it could be lactose intolerance or a food sensitiviity. Why not try some soy products for the time being and - NO WHEAT products for at least two weeks! C
    Catherine2007 8 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 03:57 PM
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