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Non-stop crying

My two month old baby girl cry’s all the time. When she first gets up she’s happy and full of smiles but about an hour or two after that the crying starts and will literally last until night time. She doesn’t nap much during the day because she fights sleep so hard and I know that could be the cause of some of her crying but I wouldn’t think it could be the whole problem. This has been going for over a month now and she’s only two months old. I don’t know what to do and it’s completely aggravating at this point. Her formula has been changed three times already and that hasn’t helped. I’m just not sure what to do.

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  1. I’m so sorry, Becky! Non-stop crying is so hard. Assuming she has a normal physical exam, a normal birth history and is showing good weight gain, I’m suspecting colic. Colic begins around three weeks of age and consists of long (3+ hours) episodes of crying for three or more days per week for several weeks on end. It’s exhausting and worrisome for everyone involved but eventually resolves.
    Here are a few articles with specific details on colic that we’ve covered here!
    http://www.bundoo.com/articles/colic-what-is-it-and-what-can-you-do-to-help/
    http://www.bundoo.com/articles/6-different-baby-cries-and-what-they-mean/
    http://www.bundoo.com/bundoo-community/discussion/community-chat-colic/
    Check these out and let us know what further questions you might have! In the meantime, enlist helpers if you can. Get out of the house! Take frequent walks. Eat! Make sure you are taking care of yourself – that’s very important!

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    1. She cries way more than that. It’s all day long, all week long. Besides the first hour or two after she wakes up. After that though she falls all to pieces. And she seems to be completely miserable until she has her bath at night and is rocked to sleep. But there’s nothing I can really do for her during the day to keep her calm. I try giving her gripe water or gas drops but it just doesn’t work for her. I don’t know what to do and feel so awful.

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  2. Hi Becky! Believe me I understand your frustration as this brings back memories of my first son. If you haven’t already, I would make sure she has a thorough physical exam as there are several medical problems that could cause fussiness. Your doctor will make sure she is gaining the appropriate amount of weight. Also she will be evaluated for signs of reflux, which can be silent, meaning she may not spit up a lot but the acid in the stomach contents are causing her pain. Finally she may be tested for a milk protein allergy, which can cause a lot of crying as well as blood in the stool. A simple test for the presence of microscopic blood can easily be done in the office. Also since this is such a trying time, be sure to take a little time for yourself. Even a few minutes away from your baby to clear your head can do wonders for your sanity. Best of luck and hang in there!

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    1. They thought my first born had a touch of colic but he was no where near as bad as she is. At her first month check up her doctor said everything looked great and her weight was fine (since she put on a pound since her visit, which was the day after she was brought home, because they said she needed to get her weight up.) She does spit up a lot though. And hearing that it does sound like it could very likely be a reflux problem. She cries well over three hours. It’s literally a all day, everyday thing. I pray that something can be done for my little lady. She seems so miserable most of the time.

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  3. Hi Becky, Just wanted to echo what others have said about being sure to take time for yourself. New motherhood is hard enough, and having a high needs baby right now only makes that tougher. Be sure to let others help you and get out for some fresh air every now and again. Good luck!!

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  4. Becky I had a high-needs baby who also had reflux… It took forever for the diagnosis but the medication really helped. Regardless of whether it’s colic or something else, take care of yourself! It’s hard to be patient when you’re utterly exhausted, so get some help if you can from family, friends, neighbors, babysitters, so you can rest. And if you feel yourself getting down, talk to your OB/GYN or your baby’s pediatrician about it.

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  5. Try babies magic tea. I have been using this formula that’s organic for my 8 weeks old LO and soothed him instantly from colic, reflux and constipation.

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