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|Sometimes, proteins present in the mother's diet may appear in her milk and may affect the baby. The most common of these is cow's milk protein. Other proteins have also been shown to be excreted into some mothers' milk. The fact that these proteins and other substances appear in the mother's milk is not usually a bad thing. Indeed, it is usually good, helping to desensitize your baby to these proteins. Ask about this if you have any questions.
Thus, in the treatment of the colicky breastfed baby, one step would be for the mother to stop taking dairy products or other foods, but only one type of food at a time. Dairy products include milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and anything else that may contain milk. When the milk protein has been changed (denatured), as in cooking for example, there should be no problem. Ask if you have any questions.
Originally Posted by quirkylayne
1) Swaddle, nice and tight, even if your baby fights it that is what they want
Originally Posted by NurseLaurie
My little monkey hates to be swaddled. She hates it to the point that she won't even stay in the sling without crying because she doesn't have free movement of her legs and arms. My slings are lying in useless heaps because she just crys and crys. I think she will enjoy them more when she can sit on my hip and still move her arms and legs.
All of the other "Happiest Baby" tips work great for her. She loves the jiggle, the shush, the suck and always sleeps on her side.
Originally Posted by turtlemama77
My dd was a huge comfort nurser, and yes, she did often nurse so much that she spit up, and then went right back on! We pretty much were parked in a chair nursing from around 5-8pm every night. If we tried anything else to soothe her, she cried. If your little one wants to nurse, nurse. Does the spitting up seem to be painful? If so, I'd look into reflux issues. Hang in there!
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