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I'd say as long as she's not having an excess amount of gas pains then she's fine. There will always be some bouts of gas pain to deal with (at those times we found that moving my wee girl's legs around in a slow bicycle motion and tummy rubs tended to help). As babies age their digestive systems change. Her little stomach will grow and strengthen, she'...


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If your one month old is regularly crying for 3 hour stretches or more and you've tried everything, then you are probably wondering if your child is a normal baby, is simply colicky, or if your child has another digestive issue. Colic The thinking about colic changes regularly. The standard definition is that colic is crying for 3 hours or more for 3 or ...


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It may very well be helping her, and it's (probably) very helpful for you to have something to do during these stressful times. I presume when you say "directly into her ear", you mean that her ear is perpendicular to your mouth. If this is the case, you have nothing to worry about. The decibels of her crying are likely to be higher than your singing, and ...


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My son was born at 24 weeks and he would only burp after every second or third bottle. The NICU doctors and feeding specialists all said it is normal and that some babies just do not burp like people expect since burps are just air in the stomach. If you are really worried that she is swallowing too much air and for some reason is not able to burp then I ...


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For our case, the only treatment that really worked was wait until she was 3mo. As magic, the colic lowered a lot. What helped us relieving it until there (and believe me, it'll pass after few months): a warmed-up towel, etc, over her stomach doing some massage by stretching her legs, then pulling it back over her stomach (slowly, of course) giving her a ...


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Before I give you my advice as a mother of 6 and grandmother to boot, I just want you to realize that you were given instincts as parents and to make sure to follow them. :) Newborn babies are supposed to want to be held and should never be left to cry on purpose. She may be tired or cold. Some do love to nurse longer than others. Some babies love to be ...


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I know this is an unsatisfying answer, but as far as I can find, no one really knows for sure what causes nighttime crying spells. This tendency of small babies to cry for extended periods at the same time every evening can be termed "colic", "purple crying" or "the witching hour", and is extremely common, but doesn't have a proven cause. Some theories ...


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Colic is used with two different meanings: abdominal pain caused by gas or other "digestive issues" unexplained crying after ruling out hunger, needing a new diaper, loneliness and medical conditions that can be easily detected (eg broken leg, ear infection) You probably mean the first - how can I know there are abdominal pains? - since the second is a ...


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Have you tried to look up some baby massage techniques? I used to have trouble with my little girl not winding properly and found baby massage helped. There are certain exercises like the ones listed in this site http://irelandsbabyshow.com/anti-colic-massage-technique-baby/ that help. I always used to do the cycling legs and the "I Love U" one. One ...


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Although it's nothing to worry about having to wait 2 hours for your baby to burp is inconvenient to say the least, especially at 3am! I don't think dentinox helps much, it didn't with my kids, but it won't hurt to keep trying. For windy babies the best bottles out there are apparently the Dr Brown's, however the avent ones are also very good. It may be ...


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Look into Dr Karp's five S's to stop the crying, which will then cure most known painful effects of colic (namely swallowing air, which expands the stomach and causes reflux and gas) which will reduce the colic itself: Swaddling: At one month this should still be effective, though at first it may not seem so. Look up how to do a "DUDU" (down-up-...


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One possible cause is dairy allergy or a sensitivity to one of the ingredients in that particular formula. You could certainly try switching the formula to a different type (eg: soy based instead of milk based, or use one of the easy to digest/sensitive varieties where the ingredients are essentially partially pre-digested or broken down more. You could also ...


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With my firstborn, he never slept for more than two ours at a time, and cried for pretty much all the time he was awake, until he was seven months old. We tried everything we could think of, nothing seemed to help. Our next two children cried much less, so we thought we'd probably done something wrong with the first one when we were still new at parenting. ...


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Before you follow any advice you find here or elsewhere on the web, you really should call your pediatrician, who is the expert you pay for helping in these types of situations. If you are a new parent, you may not realize that most pediatricians' office have nurses or medical assistants who take these types of phone calls. These professionals can give you ...


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Reading should be an enjoyable experience. The child revels in the lilt and nuances of words being said, particularly because the child is typically cuddled up with mom/dad and looking at pictures. Its multi-sensory, while also developing a love of books and reading. However, if its not enjoyable and soothing (to both baby and parent), don't beat yourself ...


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