High Needs Baby

Ever since C’s colic started, I’ve been following The Fussy Baby Site‘s blog.  Today, they posted a list of the Top Websites for Colic.  I visited the Ask Dr. Sears website that was listed and stumbled upon information on high needs babies.  I had an “aha” moment – FINALLY, C’s personality is explained.

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Formula Was Our Answer!

Last week, I blogged about the formula experiment we were trying.  We first opened one of the Enfamil samples that we had received in a childbirth preparation class, but the next day I purchased a can of Nestle Good Start Gentle (orange can).  It had good reviews online for being gentle on a baby’s stomach and I remembered that my sister-in-law had used it for her girls.  Enfamil Gentlease seemed to have good reviews, but I was slightly alarmed to see that the first ingredient in that formula is corn syrup solids.  I have an allergy to corn syrup and, regardless, I didn’t feel that corn syrup should have that much prominence in the ingredients of a formula.

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The Formula Test

I couldn’t take it anymore.  Watching my son have stomachaches every day.  A smile quickly turning to a frown.  Fuss and fuss and fuss.

We’ve tried everything.  Chiropractic care (which definitely did make an improvement), baby Zantac, propping him, burping him often, tracking what I eat, avoiding certain food triggers, various gas drops…the list goes on and on.  Nothing has made a difference.  Tonight, he seemed to refuse his bottle of breastmilk.

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Buying Parenting Books

I just ordered three books about baby sleep and parenting:

-“What to Expect: The First Year” by Heidi Murkoff, which I thought would be a good reference
-“The No-Cry Sleep Solution” by Elizabeth Pantley, recommended by my sister-in-law
-“The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program” by Polly Moore, recommended by C’s chiropractor (a parent of 4)

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