A lot has been going on around here, the major one being colic… The dreaded colic attack!
Aj never had colic so I only heard about it but never really experienced it, thankfully I had been warned! Based on the little I’ve seen with it, I have to agree, colic is not a nice thing for a child to go through…
Colic is one of those things some babies apparently just have. Sometimes its mild – trapped wind and burping usually helps, but sometimes it could also lead to endless crying, especially in the evening. There’s no major cure for it but there are drugs which could help. It usually starts around 2 weeks and last till about 3 – 4 months. For more info check out the NHS link.
Around 4 weeks I noticed that when I would give Junior the bottle in the middle of the night he would get very restless and take much longer to settle. Sometimes he would cry and other times he would just squirm around a lot. This could go on for an hour or more even after I had burped him and he slept. So I did some research online and realised he had trapped wind which sometimes made him colicky.
From what I hear, it would seem we have a mild version of colic as he doesn’t cry too much. This could be because he is breastfed most of the time and only has a bottle of expressed milk when we’re out and about or at night. I also started him with the MAM Anti Colic bottle which Aj used (not because she was colicky but because I just loved the look of the bottle, so I knew I would use them again!) and I believe that’s helped to prevent him from taking in too much gas when he has a bottle of milk.
The last thing which I’ve tried and has truly helped him to burp a lot better is Infacol. It’s an antiflatulent which helps babies to pass trapped gas after a feed. Other substitutes are Gripe water and Colief which I never got to try as Infacol worked for us, but were recommended as well. I give him a dose (0.5ml) just before every other feed and so far that has helped loads with burping right after a feed. Hopefully, it’d last till the worst of the colic attack is over!
In other news, I went for a weigh-in on tuesday and not surprising my little man is turning into a big man! He now weighs 5.45kg (12lbs) at 6 weeks!! I knew he was getting heavier but wow! Thank God for good breastfeeding! 🙂
Have you experienced colic with your baby? Please share your tips and tricks to get through it!
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