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Friday, October 03, 2008

Let's talk about colic

Dannielle was a colicky baby. She was a handful when she then. Now, I am glad that she is starting to straight up. She sleeps good at night. Before, I was like in a stage playe -- singing, dancing and all the movements (safe) just for her to calm down.

But what really is colic? By the way, I just heard of this term here. Here are some facts about it.

Colic

  • Colicky babies have a healthy sucking reflex and a good appetite and are otherwise healthy and growing well.
  • Colicky babies like to be cuddled and handled.
  • Colicky babies may spit up from time to time, but if your baby is actually vomiting and/or losing weight, call the doctor. Vomiting repeatedly is not a sign of colic.
  • Colicky babies typically have normal stools. If your baby has diarrhea or blood in the stool, call your doctor.
Cause

Experts have not proven it's cause yet.

Treatment
  • Walk with your baby or sit in a rocking chair, trying various positions.
  • Try burping your baby more often during feedings.
  • Place your baby across your lap on his or her belly and rub your baby's back.
  • Put your baby in a swing or vibrating seat. The motion may have a soothing effect.
  • Put your baby in an infant car seat in the back of the car and go for a ride. The vibration and movement of the car are often calming.
  • Play music tapes — some babies respond to sound as well as movement.
  • Place your baby in the same room as a running clothes dryer, white noise machine, or vacuum — some infants find the low constant noise soothing.
  • Some babies need decreased stimulation and may do well swaddled, in a darkened room.
I have tried some of the treatments I mentioned above and tell you moms, it worked!

1 comments:

UmmiRosma said...

Hi Lira....talking about colicky babies...Im so proudly grateful that my princess ever since she was a tiny one till now an active 18months one,,,she only experience once. I really believe in this breastfeeding routine..so keep breastfeeding our precious ones...happy days !

 

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