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I'm nak (<i>finally!)</i> and my 2 mo old has been crying <i>almost</i> inconsoleably for 3 hours. It started when I cut her finger while attempting her nails. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
Of course that hurt like a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored">: .<br><br>
But enough for 3 hours of crying and refusing to nurse?<br><br>
Would you ever take baby to the doc for <b>crying?</b><br><br>
I am emotionally drained right now-I'd love some <i>rational</i> input.
 

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I'm sorry mama! That must have been horrible for both of you!<br><br>
I don't know if you'd call it "rational" per se, but...<br><br>
Here's my arsonal:<br>
Have you been holding her facing you and talking to her in a soothing mommy voice and listening to what she has to say (I know it doesn't sounds rational, but sometimes it works...)?<br>
Is she swaddled tight and secure?<br>
Is she old enough to go in the shower with you (the water lightly falling on her back while she's held to your chest might help calm (or distract) her)?<br>
Have you tried sitting on the floor of a dark room with a few pillows behind her back so that you can recline comfortably and hold her upright, facing you, with her head on your heart?<br>
And if none of that works, Have you just sat on the comfy chair (or lay in the big bed with her hooked in your arm), held her to your chest, and cried right along with her??? ((hug)) -- That will probably put both of you to sleep for a little bit!<br><br>
Or maybe she just needs you to be there and hug her and listen and respond to her while she's crying. It's been a long two months, and everything is new and gosh darn it, that freaking HURT!!!! So now, we're having a little baby breakdown!
 

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My guess would be when she was crying because it hurt her finger it caused her to get gas on her tummy. Crying can definatly do that then she was in pain from her tummy. I am just guessing but I had both mine cry on occasion then get a horrible tummy ach and it would take a loooong time to get them to calm down and nurse.
 

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Crying for an extended period of time after a vaccine - yes I would take her in. But for a cut finger, no I wouldn't. I know you felt like crying also. Did you tell her? I am sure you did. A cut finger can hurt for a long time. Poor baby! Poor mommy! But all is well now, I hope. Now she can concentrate on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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I would, for screaming crying, definitely. In fact, I HAVE.<br><br>
But it was a tone of crying that I've never heard before, something was definitely wrong with him.
 

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I agree with wannabe.....what kind of crying is it? Is it way different than the other cries in his/her little life?<br><br>
When my son was younger, he had an episode of crying nonstop for a bit...turned out to be a horrible ear infection. The pressure in his ears was horrible and quite painful. So; a trip to the doctor might be warranted.
 

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For fussy crying? Probably not. I'd keep an eye out for anything that seemed wrong, and try to offer baby whatever comfort seemed to work.<br><br>
The crying that would worry me is any cry that sounded different from what you normally hear when YOUR baby cries, especially crying that is especially high-pitched or desperate. Also if NO soothing seems to help, not even for a few seconds, like baby refuses to be distracted or to stop and draw a breath no matter what you do.<br><br>
I agree on the gas. Prolonged crying can lead to a gassy belly, which of course only leads to more crying. Try laying baby face down over your knee and rubbing her back while.
 

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I think she is ok...although she is still crying more than normal...nothing like yesterday.<br><br>
I think I cut her fingertip off. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 
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