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post #41 of 56
I'm sorry! I went straight for the elimination diet and it turned out to be caused by soy and eggs so we're all set now. I hope you find the cause or some treatment because that screaming is miserable
post #42 of 56
This little girl will NOT let Daddy comfort her at all, ever. And then he gets upset and keeps asking me what to do (DD1 never cried as a baby), which I try to do for 10 minutes or so - try the paci, try swinging her on her belly, etc- which is not a break for me, so I just take her back and then she nurses another eleventy million hours while kicking her feet and acting pissed off that the milk isn't coming out fast enough. Then sleeps for 2 hours, then nurses another half hour, then sleeps for two hours, then we're up for the day.

I loooooooove this baby but man, I am looking forward to the next stage...
post #43 of 56
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I'm sorry! I went straight for the elimination diet and it turned out to be caused by soy and eggs so we're all set now. I hope you find the cause or some treatment because that screaming is miserable
I need to do this too. Did you cut out lots of things and then gradually add them back to find the culprit? What all did you eliminate?

I'm thinking of eliminating nuts (since I started eating them in the past few weeks), dairy, soy and eggs. Oh and caffeine. What about wheat? Should I just start with these foods? How long did it take you to notice a difference?
post #44 of 56
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I loooooooove this baby but man, I am looking forward to the next stage...
Ditto!
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post #46 of 56
I'm totally DDCC but I was wondering if anyone was trying the 5 S's techniques from The Happiest Baby On The Block. DH and I just rented it from Netflix to watch and the DVD makes it look like it works really well but I was wondering if anyone could replicate the results.
post #47 of 56
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I'm totally DDCC but I was wondering if anyone was trying the 5 S's techniques from The Happiest Baby On The Block. DH and I just rented it from Netflix to watch and the DVD makes it look like it works really well but I was wondering if anyone could replicate the results.
Worked great for DD. My current baby doesn't like the swing but swaddling, shoooshing and jiggling work somewhat.
post #48 of 56
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I need to do this too. Did you cut out lots of things and then gradually add them back to find the culprit? What all did you eliminate?

I'm thinking of eliminating nuts (since I started eating them in the past few weeks), dairy, soy and eggs. Oh and caffeine. What about wheat? Should I just start with these foods? How long did it take you to notice a difference?

I did dairy, soy, eggs, and onions in our first round so we lucked out. I was fortunate to remember what I had eaten the week before the problem started and stuck to those foods for a couple days. Once we hit baseline for 4 days I started trialling foods back in. I highly recommend the yahoo group foodlab for better instructions and help, as well as the allergy forum here. It took me 9 months to sort out my son's food issues but it is so worth it.
post #49 of 56
Thanks XM. I know I ate a ton of cheese, eggs, nuts and coffee with soymilk when the problem started so I'll start there. Thanks for the ideas!
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by gradstudentmommy View Post
I need to do this too. Did you cut out lots of things and then gradually add them back to find the culprit? What all did you eliminate?

I'm thinking of eliminating nuts (since I started eating them in the past few weeks), dairy, soy and eggs. Oh and caffeine. What about wheat? Should I just start with these foods? How long did it take you to notice a difference?
Here is a great resource:
http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...nsitivity.html

I would start with dairy and soy (it's in EVERYTHING-- very hard to eliminate) first -- dairy is a common sensitivity, and a large portion of babies with sensitivity to dairy also have sensitivity to soy . But seriously, dairy is in deli meat, soy is in everything from the bread in my house to my prenatal vitamins. Supposedly, soybean oil and soy lecithin are okay, but I have a friend whose son is sensitive to those as well.

If that doesn't help, then move on to peanuts, legumes, and nuts.

To me, it makes more sense to start with the likely culprits before starting a very, very difficult elimination diet (just getting rid of soy and dairy is hard enough).
post #51 of 56
Yeah, a total elimination diet was too overwhelming when I looked into! I decided to start with dairy since it's a likely culprit since I've been eating tons of it and it's a common allergen. I don't have a ton of soy but I do have a little soy milk in cereal and I take soy lethicin every day to help with plugged milk ducts. I also gave up coffee because I really suspect it was bugging my son and the half life is DAYS at this age. That can't be good for him at any rate.

And I eliminated nuts but not peanuts. But maybe I should just stick to the dairy to see if that's the culprit.

My DS is a LOT better today so I'm not sure if it's the Zantac working or eliminating dairy or both. Last night was really good and he's been fantastic today. He's a different baby!
post #52 of 56
Awesome to hear the zantac may be working too! My LO clearly has painful spit up. DS1 had this too, and I never tried any medicine because I remember reading that it wasn't likely to make much difference, and just introduces medicine into their system somewhat prematurely. But, if it actually worked, I might be willing to try -- this little guy clearly has so much discomfort, and it wakes him up when he's about to fall asleep!

Anyway, glad your LO is doing better, whatever the reason!!
post #53 of 56
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Awesome to hear the zantac may be working too! My LO clearly has painful spit up. DS1 had this too, and I never tried any medicine because I remember reading that it wasn't likely to make much difference, and just introduces medicine into their system somewhat prematurely. But, if it actually worked, I might be willing to try -- this little guy clearly has so much discomfort, and it wakes him up when he's about to fall asleep!

Anyway, glad your LO is doing better, whatever the reason!!
I just read a great book called "colic resolved" that's all about acid reflux. It also talks about milk allergy. It confirmed for me that treating was the right option for us. It doesn't correct the problem but it controls the symptoms until babies get older. And it can prevent permanent damage (though apparently permanent damage is rare). Many, but not all, outgrow it. My own experience with severe heartburn leads me to believe that the right medication can make a world of difference.
post #54 of 56
So good to read this! DS has just started this screaming bit and I thought something was seriously wrong. Usually the evenings though sometimes when tired during the day. Yesterday did a really early bedtime but he woke up 45 minutes later to scream for an hour or so! ugh...it's wearing me out!
He just started this nonsense at 2 months....when is it supposed to pass?
He's also had a much harder time falling into naps. I haven't even tried putting him down bc it requires so much work to get him to sleep, I'm much too nervous about a wakeup!
This too shall pass...but when??
post #55 of 56
Oh, I just searched for the witching hour..didn't realize this is a due date club!
post #56 of 56
Contentmama-you're welcome to join in in our due date club!

Any chance your LO has reflux? Since my little guy was diagnosed and started treatment, he hasn't screamed at all. In fact I was marveling today that he hardly ever cries any more. I think his reflux was really contributing to the crying.

I've also read that evening colic/fussiness peaks around 6 weeks and resolves around 3 months. So hang in there! Maybe you just have a few more weeks.

Oh, my little guy is a crappy napper too. I swear I spent all day trying to get him to nap. It can take an hour to get him to fall asleep only to have him sleep for 20-30 minutes. Soo frustrating.
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