Two of my babies had colic that lasted five hours. Five hours of nonstop screaming! I was exhausted, and my heart broke for the baby. One night I stayed up all night to "protect" my baby boy! Of course, that made no sense. He had fallen asleep, finally.
We used a baby hot water bottle with the air removed, of course, and walked and patted the baby's back and bottom to comfort him. Then we put him on the warm hot water bottle and laid him on his tummy, and continued to pat. Poor baby, and very tired parents.
Finally, I was sure something terrible was wrong. The night after I stayed up I took him to the doctor. I was nursing him, but I did not eat gasy foods or chocolate--nothing that would give him gas. However, it was definitely colic. The doctor prescribed drops and all was well! Don't think you're being silly. If the baby's colic is bad, call the doctor. If you have to go in for an appointment, it's worth the money. It will ease his pain and ease your mind. Sometimes their little digestive systems are not able to digest food as well as we would hope. Good luck, Kristy!
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