Soothing Techniques Are Not Working! Could it be gas?

Soothing Techniques Are Not Working! Could it be gas?

My newborn often cries very hard for 20-30 min at a time. I have heard that many times parents think their newborn has gas but they just aren’t using soothing techniques correctly. However, I feel like I have tried all methods swaddling, sucking, rigorous swinging etc. How can I tell if it is gas or just a fussy newborn?

Comments

  1. This could be a sensitivity to food mom is eating or to formula, it could be discomfort from birth or birth position. I may be a good idea to keep a journal for a couple of days and see if you notice any triggers.

    Reply Flag this comment
  2. If your child is otherwise well (growing well, feeding well, gaining weight) than crying can simply be part of your newborn’s day! Some babies need to cry to release some energy or even to help settle themselves to sleep. If the crying is lasting several hours a day for more than three days each week, it falls into the category of colic. The hard part is staying calm when your baby is upset and learning what makes them calm faster. I’m afraid much of this is trial and error!

    Reply Flag this comment
    1. Great tips Dr. Sara! Have you heard of the period of purple crying? This may help too: http://www.purplecrying.info/

      Flag this comment Reply
  3. Is it only at a certain time of day? My babies both were fussy for 45 minutes or so at night every night… Just releasing stress I guess

    Reply Flag this comment

Tell us who you are! We use your name to make your comments, emails, and notifications more personal.

Tell us who you are! We use your name to make your comments, emails, and notifications more personal.