Was Your PA Child a Colicky Baby Despite Breast or Bottle?

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 6:31am
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pWas or is your PA child a colicky baby despite being breast or bottle fed?/p
pJesse, PA, was extremely colicky and seemed to live on gripe water./p
pEmber, non-PA, was not colicky in the least./p
pBest wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 6:45am
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Not a bit. Quite the opposite in fact. He was sooo quiet! Once I switched to formula, though, he did start a couple of other 'weird' things. (besides the one week out of the month lethargy and refusal to eat) He absolutely positively REFUSED to eat if someone was holding him. We had to lay him on the floor on his side, with a blanket under the bottle to hold it up off the floor enough to fit his mouth, and put a pillow or blanket around his back, which he would arch BIG time. That's the ONLY way he would eat. The 2nd thing was the back-arching. He'd keep his back arched most of the time. I swear I thought that kid was going to snap in half!

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 7:20am
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Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Ethan, PA, for the first 4 months needed to nurse every 2 hours around the clock--I know I was a walking zombie. I definitely didn't consider him colicky though. He was a very good baby just a little high maintenance in the beginning--maybe because I was inexperienced.
Elliott, don't know yet, let's just say that if the rest of my kids were this good and pleasant I would have 10 more!!

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 7:26am
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Joined: 12/26/2000 - 09:00

Glad to know mine's not the only one who refuses to be held when he eats. Stephen does have his moments that he'll let you hold him, but not often. I often get fussed at for letting him lay down and eat, but that's all he will do. Although right now, we recline his high chair back and prop his bottle with a blanket so he's at least semi-upright.
Colicky would not be the word to describe him, but tempermental would be. He can go off and have massive fits because he's mad (like when his daddy works late) and will scream for hours on end similar to colick though.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 8:14am
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Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

As a newborn, my pa son was fussy quite a bit either during feedings or right after. But after we switched him to a soy formula, he improved. My younger son would having crying fits during the evening but definitely not to the degree that I've read about in regards to colicky infants. So I guess my answer would be no.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 8:21am
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Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

Very colicky! We walked the floors, all day and all night for the first 6 months of the poor child's life. She was a very unhappy baby full of itchy eczema and I'm sure the allergies were all part of the colick problem.
MattsMom, I know the back arching is often a sign that a child has reflux! Not saying that he had reflux just because he did that but wondered if maybe there was a link there. My daughter had reflux.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 12:00pm
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Really?? wow! I didn't know that! At the time, he was really underweight and I was doing tons of research on the net, and asking everyone I knew and some I didn't ??s.
I didn't even think twice about allergies because I THOUGHT I knew what allergy symptoms (like to milk, etc) were, but I was wrong. I also excluded reflux from the possibles because he never spit up, or vomited. The only thing I ever heard about the back-arching, was one woman told me her son did the same thing and it was due to scoliosis. He doesn't have scoliosis, so I've also just chalked it up to him being weird. lol

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 1:10pm
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Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

My PA child was constipated from the get go and underweight. He was a poor eater.
My non PA child had horrible colic and cried and cried and cried. She gassed, pooped regularly and ate like a horse. Fortunately the colic quit areound 4 months or so. It was the most dreadful experience of our family life and hugely stressful on my husband- he hates noise!

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 1:35pm
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Joined: 06/18/2000 - 09:00

My first non-PA was mildly colicky. The second PA was not colicky at all. The third PA was not colicky at all.
I've also heard back-arching can be due to reflux...and they don't necessarily have to be spitting up!

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2001 - 2:20pm
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Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

Neither of my PA's were colicy.
Chris, both had reflux and back arching is a sign. With Lauren, a lot of the time the spit up wouln't make it all the way to her mouth it would stop in her chest. The chest pain is what causes the arched back. Of course Matt could have been in pain from his coconut allergy and not from reflux caused by his physiology.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2001 - 1:18am
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Joined: 12/26/1999 - 09:00

My PA son Oakley was colicky. He was exclusively breast fed (no formula) until a few months past his first birthday. He also did not start drinking (cow's)milk until he was a little over a year old. It took several attempts before he would drink cow's milk. Oakley was also still being breast fed at the time of his first allergic reaction.
Oakley's Mom


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