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Old 03-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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Re: HELP me put my baby down!

Often at the 6 week old mark babies make a great improvment. I think my youngest cried the entire first 6 weeks. Then after that he started being much more relaxed, although he still thinks sleep is for the weak. And mama is still his #1...and his only.

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Re: HELP me put my baby down!

Dairy takes 3 weeks to leave your system, and an additional 3 weeks to leave hers. I'm taking Jarrow's Formulas probiotics, which is found in the refrigerated aisle of my local Whole Foods.

What I do is take a supplement 3x a day and then open one capsule and sprinkle it inside a bottle for DD. You can also open it up, mix with a little bit of water, and put it on your areola before you nurse.

If it is a dairy sensitivity, which can lead to lots of gas, try tummy massages and pumping her legs. I found a youtube video on how to do massages on a colicky baby and I did it 3x a day with DD. She would pass gas almost instantly and it really did help!
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Often at the 6 week old mark babies make a great improvment. I think my youngest cried the entire first 6 weeks. Then after that he started being much more relaxed, although he still thinks sleep is for the weak. And mama is still his #1...and his only.
I prayed so many times for a good sleeper. My son woke up every two hours from 6-13 months til I weaned him. I was super hoping this baby would be nice.
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I make her pass a ton of gas at every diaper change!
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Try the three s approach: swaddle, sway, shush. If you get tired of shushing, I found that the bathroom faucet worked too.

White noise? Try running a fan, humidifier or a white noise app.


And Wth, your pediatrician can't see you for TEN days?! That's a load of crap. Time to find someone that does same day appointments.
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And try some gripe water too. Or gasx? They make an infant formula.
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Sounds like she's definitely having some digestive troubles causing discomfort and making her crabby. I would guess an elimination diet would help. Definitely start with being really strict about dairy. A lot of babies who have dairy problems also have soy issues, so keep that in mind. Hopefully you will both have some relief soon!
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Try the three s approach: swaddle, sway, shush. If you get tired of shushing, I found that the bathroom faucet worked too.

White noise? Try running a fan, humidifier or a white noise app.

And Wth, your pediatrician can't see you for TEN days?! That's a load of crap. Time to find someone that does same day appointments.
Yay military health care....
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Yay military health care....
It's not an emergency. It's that way in a lot of civilian offices as well. Unless it requires immediate care, you get a bit if a wait. My old PCM could take a month to see me for something not acute.
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Just saying I can't just go get a dr with same day wait times. And my civilian provider in Memphis was way more timely than any military location I have been to. :/
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