My name is Tami, and I am a mother to 4 wonderful and beautiful children. However, life as a new mother wasn't always easy for me. All of my children, including my 3 week old daughter have suffered needlessly for MONTHS due to the misused diagnosis of colic.
My now 6yr old son suffered for 5 months before he got his relief. He was diagnosed with colic at 1 week old, and I was told to just leave him in his crib, walk out of the room, and let him cry himself to sleep. My son would cry for literally 18-20 hours a day. He had chronic constipation, and chronic yeast infections, and severe eczema. I finally decided to walk myself into my son's pediatricians office and DEMAND she help my son. She finally suggested that my son had a milk protein allergy, she switched our formula to hypoallergenic, and within 24hrs of being on his new formula, he was a changed, much happier baby who slept all through the night.
My son however now suffers from severe throat issues. He has a thickened esophagus lining, and other gastrointestinal issues that will taunt him for the rest of his life. Had he not been diagnosed with colic, and his doctor looked further into his symptoms, and listened to me, he wouldn't have to suffer from chronic life long and life altering issues.
DO NOT let this story become yours or your child's. You are your baby's best and only advocate. Listen to your instincts and listen to your heart, if you feel there is something other than colic/gas that is causing your child to cry non stop...go get a second opinion, and don't stop until your baby has the relief he/she deserves.
This group will help aid those parents who don't know where to even start, and it will be the shoulder for frustrated parents to lean on for support in getting the help their baby needs.