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Colic Baby

Updated: Jan 1


Hello, amazing parents! 🌈 Today, let's talk about a common challenge that many of us face—colic in our little bundles of joy. The endless crying, the frustration, and the exhaustion—it can be overwhelming. But fear not, as I've gathered some insights and tips to help soothe your colicky baby naturally.


Colic is characterized by intense and inconsolable crying for at least 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, and over 3 consecutive weeks. While the medical community doesn't have a conclusive answer on what causes colic, there are natural approaches that may offer relief.


As a young mom myself, I experienced colic with my firstborn and wished I had known these tips back then. Now, let's dive into some natural remedies to ease colic:

  1. Check for Reflux: Rule out baby reflux, and consult your pediatrician to diagnose and address any potential issues.

  2. Breastfeeding Tips:

  • Consult an IBCLC-certified lactation consultant to rule out latching issues and ensure your baby gets hind milk.

  • Follow a clean nursing diet, avoiding potential colic triggers such as dairy, wheat, eggs, caffeine, and spicy foods.

  • Consider a paleo diet and load up on prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods.

  • Drink fenugreek tea for additional support.

  1. Formula Feeding:

  • If formula feeding, consider making your own formula for better control over ingredients.

  • A formula kit with non-perishable items can be sourced online for a cost-effective solution.

  1. Comfort Techniques:

  • Swaddle your baby like a burrito for a comforting embrace.

  • Use a baby sling for added comfort and closeness.

  • Introduce white noise or heartbeat sounds to create a soothing environment.

  • Implement movement, such as walks in a stroller or gentle swings.

  • Try baby exercises like bicycle legs and incorporate baby massage.

  1. Chiropractic Care:

  • Seek guidance from a good chiropractor to address any potential alignment issues.

  1. Homeopathic Products:

  • Explore homeopathic remedies like Camilia for added relief.

  1. Herbal Support:

  • Chamomile, angelica, anise, fennel, marshmallow, bittermelon, and catnip are herbs that may benefit colic.

  1. Bath Time Relaxation:

  • A warm bath with Epsom salt, lavender, chamomile, and rose can provide a calming effect.

  1. Essential Oils:

  • Essential oils such as ginger, fennel, lavender, geranium, and chamomile can be massaged on the baby's belly or diffused.


Remember, every baby is unique, so it might take some trial and error to find what works best for your little one. I wish you all the strength and patience during this challenging time. If you have additional tips or experiences, please share them in the comments below. You've got this!


Wishing you and your little one all the love and comfort in the world!

Warm regards,

j


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