As a new mommy I decided I would share my story of dealing with a colicky baby. This post is sponsored by Dr. Browns. Dr. Browns bottles is one of my tools in the toolbox of things to try at night when you and baby are in tears.
It has been a while since I have done a Bargain Baby Update. Over a month to be exact. These updates have been super tough when dealing with a baby who has colic. So let me tell you what I have been dealing with the the past few weeks. My little angel who is now 5 weeks old is great in the day. She tells me when she is hungry and she tells me when she needs to burp, and she definitely lets me know when she is wet or dirty. So what is the problem that we are facing? Every night from 7:00pm for several hours she cries and fusses and nothing makes her happy. We have tried tons of solutions and I have even reached out to all of you on what to do.
- She is tired and won’t settle down. She won’t take a pacifier. We have tried swings (we have another swing coming actually). I have walked around with her in circles (our house is small), I have bounced her, I have sang to her, I have a sound machine, I have tried the car seat, I have even tried to drive her around to see if it would settle her down. Nothing. She is crying and fussing and so is mommy.
- Is she eating enough? I took her to a lactation consultant to get her weighed then after two weeks I took her again. She gained SO much in two weeks 1 lb and 6.5 oz. This week she gained another 7! All they are looking for is 3-7 oz a week!
- We have tried gas drops and haven’t noticed a difference. She is going potty really well!
- Is it acid reflux? There is no back arching. Spit up doesn’t happen very much if she burps well. There are no signs of Acid Reflux.
I decided to give Dr. Brown’s bottles a try. I will be honest with you, I was intimidated because they always seemed to have a lot of parts to them. I decided to give the glass bottles a try. This is only the 2nd time we have ever tried to give her a bottle. I decided I would warm up a little over 1 oz and she did drink half of it. This is better than what she did the other day.
Why did I decide to go with Dr. Browns? It claims to reduce colic but REALLY I was more interested the other night to try to get her to eat more in case she really was more hungry and to see if the extra milk would fill up my crying fussy baby. As I was washing the new bottle, my husband took her out for another car ride. This gave me some reading time. Yes, it was 1 in the morning! So here is my Dr. Brown’s review!
The bottle does not have too many parts or pieces. The extra parts reduce the bubbles and give the bottle a natural flow like nursing. They have different bottle nipple sizes. I liked the glass bottle option they also have available. My sister and cousins have all used Dr. Browns bottles also and loved them. Since I have digestive issues if it can prevent my little one from a possible tummy ache then I think it is worth it. Plus, I will be nursing and giving her bottles each day and even more when I go back to work full time.
All opinions on this post are mine and I am excited to use these bottles more often in the very near future! As a “thank you” please be sure to “LIKE” Dr. Browns on Facebook!
HI JUST A THOUGHT FROM AN OLD MOMMY. MY DTR DID NOT HAVE ANY PROBS I WAS LUCKY. SHE WAS JUST A SUPER EATER. I DID NOT BREAST FEED. PERSONAL CHOICE TOO MUCH TO GO INTO. AT FIRST I USED THE REGULAR BOTTLES & DID A LITTLE BURPING BUT SHE WENT BEYOND THE 4 OZ REAL FAST LIKE 2 WEEKS. I HAD BOUGHT THE OLD FASHIONED PLAYTEX NURSER. I DONT EVEN KNOW IF THEY HAVE THOSE ANYMORE. WELL IF U GENTLY SQUEEZED THE AIR OUT OF THE PLASTIC LINER. BANG NO BUBBLES NO BURPING. THAT BABY USED TO TAKE 8 OZ AT 6 WEEKS IN 5 MINS & IT ALL STAYED DOWN. THANK THE HEAVENS I WASNT BREAST FEEDING SHE DID THAT EVERY 2 HRS. NEVER THREW UP. AT 5 YRS OLD SHE THREW UP FOR THE FIRST TIME & SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS DYING!!!!!.
I SEE PICS OF BABIES FEEDING & ALL THE BUBBLES & THINK BACK TO NO BUBBLES IN MY BOTTLES BECAUSE OF THE PLASTIC LINES & HOW CLEAN THEY WERE & STERILE. THERE WAS A CONTAINER FOR THE DISHWASHER TO HOLD THE NIPPLES & EVERYTHING.
WELL JUST A THOUGHT. KAREN
I was mom to one COLICKY little girl as well. Looking back and knowing her as a young adult now (she is nearly 19) and also looking at my own experiences, I realize that she is just really sensitive and that sensitivity causes stress causing pain…. well you know the cycle. I, too, have digestive issues so I can understand your desire to keep your precious daughter from suffering the same way. Here is hoping that you find success.
KARENALBERTWINSLOW, interesting information, but I highly doubt there are many bubbles in mom’s breast. My daughter screamed terribly when she was nursing exclusively as well. My second child had all the same treatment and was as calm as can be. They still have the same personalities they did as babies; the older one still gets an upset tummy when things are out of her control and the younger is still unruffled. I think we moms of grown children know personality and sensitivity are huge factors.
I think she is starting to out grow it…Now it is more of a fussy hour or two. I am trying to do what I can to not just nurse to comfort her because the emotional stress is really hard on me right now.