While the crying and sleeplessness were hard, what made that time even harder was that I felt like a complete failure.
Unraveling the mystery of colic and the "high-need" baby.
You're not officially a new mom until you've been "dumped" on.
Clearly defining and being consistent in your parenting style is great, but this isn't the time. Right now you need to get
The issue with colic is there is no one magic cure.There has not been much research on it so doctors still do not know exactly what causes it, and it is hard to decipher what the best treatment is for the painful screams.
Has your baby been crying uncontrollably for hours at a time? And despite your best efforts, you have no idea what to do? You're getting frustrated, your spouse is getting frustrated, and nothing seems to be going right. Well, this possibly means that your baby has colic.
My mom, with a high school diploma and a tremendous dose of courage in tow, gave up most of her dreams to watch me pursue mine. I will never, ever know the strength that such a choice requires.
Most parents dread the thought of their child having colic. I have witnessed on many occasions how the fear of colic can be very stressful for parents. Fear no more because colic can be considered part of the growing process of your baby and all of the extra worry will not help your family feel better.
The reflux DOES go away, your baby WILL start sleeping through the night and yes, she WILL learn to take the bottle. So while everything may seem chaotic right now, after about a year that haze will lift and you will actually laugh about some of your current worries. Promise.
Many of us grow up with dreams of what life will be like with a new baby. What we don't count on, however, is eventually having a baby who doesn't settle when we hold her. Who grunts, and groans and fights her feedings.