colic

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.
Dr. Sears writes, "If you are beginning to resent your style of parenting and your constant babytending and are feeling at
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.
"Can I hold her?" And with those four short words, my anxiety goes through the roof. On the outside, it might just look like I'm a baby hog; one of those moms who doesn't want other people to hold her baby. And maybe that's true, but it's not for the reasons people think.
Having a baby can be such a wonderful, rewarding experience! Except when it's not. High need or not, we all love our babies. However, these extra-sensitive, passionate little babies do make life... interesting, to be sure.
It took us long time to get pregnant with Molly. Not a long, long time, but long enough. Long enough to start to get used to the knot in my stomach every month as I counted the days and the symptoms, trying not to convince myself that every little twinge of nausea was a good sign.
My daughter was colicky for the first 16 weeks of her life. Colic is awful, plain and simple, and there were many things people said to me during this difficult time that weren't particularly helpful.
What if your CAPS LOCK button quits? That would give you a tick and a stutter. And if I were to take away your exclamation point -- how might you unleash your venom?
"You could probably handle this better if you were younger."
Give us a break. Give us a hug! Tell us we're doing great and to hang in there. Better yet, offer to babysit, take our baby for a walk, or bring us a coffee.
Dr. Karp has helped countless new parents (including celebrities like Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, and Michelle Pfeiffer) soothe their babies to sleep and get some shuteye themselves. And yes... we mean that Madonna.
We all need to be ready to throw ropes to other moms when we see them struggling; we are, after all, the ones who know how long the rope needs to be to reach them, because we have been there.