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I'm rather worried about this. She spends most of her awake time crying or fussing. And I wear her/carry her most of the time. The sling seems to help a little bit, but not for any length of time. Right now, she is frustrated about being immobile (she's 9 months). But she's cried this much her whole life. I keep thinking that she'll grow out of it. People always ask me if there's something wrong with her, but she seems to be physically healthy. I'm just worried that she'll grow up unhappy.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Hugs!!! Sounds tough.<br><br>
Have you seen a DR. or naturopath... maybe something hurts?
 

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We actually did see a chiropractor. I took her to a clinic that my midwife was holding with her chiropractor friend. He (the chiro) examined her and said that she was the healthiest baby he'd seen all day. I took her to the Dr. once. She seemed to think everything was alright too. But that was quite awhile ago. I haven't taken her back for the well-baby visits because, well, the Dr. doesn't really seem to check for anything that I couldn't see myself. I hope she's not hurting though. Maybe she just goes from one pain to another - colic, then teething, then frustration with not being able to crawl. I just feel so helpless sometimes. And frusterated myself. Alot of times it's hard to hear what my ds is trying to say to me over my dd's crying. I think he has a hard time with the crying too. He said that when he grew up he was going to have a baby who wouldn't cry.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Your sig says you're breastfeeding, are you staying away from milk, onions, broccoli, and cabbage? I found that my ds has a major sensitivity to milk and onions. He is super fussy starting about 24 hours from when I eat either of them and stays that way for 48-72 hours. If you are eating any of them I'd cut them all out and give it three or four days without and see how it goes, then work them back into your diet one at a time three days apart and see if it changes her mood at all.
 

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Could she have a case of silent reflux? That tends to make most babies pretty miserable.
 

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I'm definitly learning here too, but any chance your baby is over tired. My DD is 5 months now and we have gone from one fussy thing to the next. I took her to my chiro, a craniosacral therapist, avoided dairy and soy. She would get better, but the fussiness just seemed to continue. When at my wits end I read Healthy Sleep habits Happy Child. We did NOT use any of his extreme measures, but I found his research on sleep to be very insightful. He explains that after months of being "colicy" a baby has accumulated a sleep deprivation which causes them to continue to be fussy. I found this to be very true. As a result, I have become very sensitive to putting my DD down for naps more often and she is like a new person. Just a thought. I feel your pain and I hope some of this helps!
 

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You have gotten great suggestions from the pp. I know with my first she was extremely independent (still is at almost 2) and she was sooooo frustrated to not be able to sit up/crawl/walk, etc. Once she became mobile she became less "high needs" and more of a happy baby. She is still rather "intense" though. HTH! Off to nurse her, speaking of my toddler!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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