Post by on Feb 12, 2015 14:40:59 GMT -5
Hi All, I am new to the board and looking for some advice and support. My daughter is 3.5 months old and we have been suffering from colic since around the 2nd or 3rd week. I was induced back in October and after laboring for 11 hours was given a C-Section. My daughter screams literally all day (with a few breaks when she naps or is taking a bottle). Due to the screaming we unfortunately had to give up breastfeeding as the bottle, sitting up, and looking around is the only way she will eat. So I pump 6x a day, which has given me mastitis twice. I was recently diagnosed with PPD and I know it is due to the colic. I am trying to keep a positive outlook as I know many women try so hard for a baby, have children that are very sick, etc and colic thankfully is not serious and will end. It just doesn't feel that way sometimes. I was pregnant with 7 friends all who have happy babies and it is has been that much harder to have a baby that cries all the time - we miss out on play dates and never leave the house since I am so petrified of her having a massive meltdown out. So I squeeze all errands, etc. into a 6 hour time slot when I have a sitter come once a week (my sweet husband works crazy long hours and travels often so this is my help that I am so thankful for). I'm looking for advice on how to get over the anxiety of colic and get out (trips to Target, the grocery store, visiting friends, etc.). I bought the Ergo 360 but she doesn't like it and unfortunately is only calm when I hold her facing out and bouncing (tried facing out in the Ergo and it did not go well). I guess I'm just looking for reassurance that it will end, that we will have a life after this, and that we will not be stuck at home like this forever. I know God has a special plan for this little lady and that her persistence in crying, etc. will one day translate into a beautiful young women who stands by her principals/values. Thanks in advance!