With having a big family, you'll quickly realize that no two babies are alike. As a mother to now five children, every child will have their ups and downs. I've found that Maximus, whether its gender or not, is a totally different baby compared to his sisters! Through out the early stages of Max's life, I often fell discouraged with all of baby's discomfort and crying, but then finding Gerber Soothe Drops turned that all around.
Maximus is now 9 1/2 months old and thriving as a typical baby would. He does tend to have more tummy issues and relies on a bottle 99% of the time instead of any baby foods, so the Probiotic Drops come in handy with gas, fussiness, and ensuring his tummy is stable. This gives us time to enjoy little things again as a family of seven, whether it was a movie that didn't need to be turned up blaring, or playing UNO with the kids, not having a crying baby can really set the whole mood in a big home.
One great thing about Gerber Soothe products is that the Gerber Soothe Colic Infant Formula has the same ingredients as the Colic Drops to help babies soothe their tummies and digestive tracks to ensure as much comfort as possible. Gerber Good Start Soothe Infant formula is specially designed to ease excessive crying, colic, fussiness and gas while providing complete nutrition. While this formula is not intended to treat or cure any disease, it can help soothe your child but isn't a way to treat a possible issue. Ultimately you'll want to check with your pediatrician to ensure the safety and health of your baby and to ensure something bigger isn't wrong. I asked our pediatrician several times about crying and spitting up and other issues that make me think something else is going on with him, but over all he was just one of those pukey babies until his system matured and it was easier to sit up or crawl around.
In their first year of life, babies are learning to communicate, and crying is a way for them to express themselves. However, some babies can cry for long periods of time without responding to your usual comforting methods. Baby colic is quite common. 3 out of every 10 babies may suffer from it at some point, usually starting in the first 6 weeks of life and possibly continuing for 3 to 4 months or longer. Colic sometimes is defined as crying for more than 3 hours a day, for more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks a month with excessive crying generally happening in the evening. Research indicates that the type of bacteria in the infant’s intestine may determine whether a child is colicky. This suggests a role for probiotics to help support a balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract of colicky infants.
If you'd like to continue this type of information, you can find the helpful webpage from Gerber about "Feeding and Colic Concerns" to better gauge the understanding of what could be going on and what Colic is all about. They have helpful tips to soothe colic babies of breastfed and formula fed children as well which is nice when you're learning what works for you and your little one.
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Have any of my readers ever dealt with Colic in babies?
Any advice or things you learned along the way?