READER REPORT:

Parent trap battle scars: Beating colic

BRIDGET DALLINGER
Last updated 09:30 20/12/2012

Related Links

Parent trap battle scars The parent trap: Hindsight a great teacher I'm a bad parent, and proud of it Parent trap battle scars: Sick but still smiling Parent trap battle scars: Don't turn your back Parent trap battle scars: Luck isn't enough

Relevant offers

Stuff Nation

Foraging for Fiordland fungi Bright future for Banda Aceh post tsunami Dirty Politics fallout 'ignoring' privacy laws Top five reader comments of the day What do I fear? Just the universe Cats and dogs are different but equal Things that go bump in the night Reader photos: Pretty little things Taking your body to the extreme Weather photos of the week: Aug 22, 2014

To beat my baby's colic, I made some serious changes to my diet. And it worked.

My baby was crying out in pain, had a very bloated tummy, was pulling her legs up, and twisting and pulling off during a feed.

This started when she was probably two weeks old and escalated badly from there. When she was nine weeks old I finally figured out what it was. She was entirely brestfed at that stage.

I drastically changed my diet, cutting out sugar and making sure I ate a good amount of protein during the day. I eliminated any peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, garlic and cabbage from my diet. I eliminated caffeine and chocolate. I went dairy free.

I made sure I kept taking breastfeeding supplements and also added extra magnesium and iron, which are supposed to be essential for gut function.

I also gave my daughter acidophilus powder daily and was religious about burping her.

It sounds a bit drastic but it wasn't too difficult and this completely cured her colic. I continued for probably three months before gradually re-introducing foods.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

What's your biggest fear?

The dark

Creepy crawlies

Sharks

Heights

Snakes

Death

Birds

Water

Something else

Flying

I have no fear

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content