Colic in the Breastfed Baby

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Colic is one of the mysteries of nature. Nobody knows what it really is, but everyone has an opinion. In the typical situation, the baby starts to have crying spells about two to three weeks after birth. These occur mainly in the evening, and finally stop when the baby is about three months old (occasionally older). When the baby cries, he is often inconsolable, though if he is walked, rocked or taken for a walk, he may settle temporarily. For … Continue reading

Breastfeeding and Baby Fussiness

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Parents often worry about their babies’ green, watery, frothy stools. Most pediatricians will test the baby’s stool for traces of blood, and if blood is found, they might diagnose it as food allergy and suggest dairy elimination from your diet. Before you change your diet, you might want to discuss FOREMILK/HINDMILK IMBALANCE with a lactation consultant and your doctor. Mothers produce two different kinds of milk: foremilk and hindmilk. Foremilk is produced at the beginning of the feeding and is … Continue reading