A Natural Approach to Colic and Acid Reflux in Infants

It’s 10 p.m. and your baby has been crying non-stop for an hour. You changed his diaper, offered him milk, sang to him, held him, put him in his swing, and even tried a car ride – but nothing is working! This has been going on for over a week.  You’re sleep deprived. You feel helpless and hopeless.
 
It wasn't supposed to be like this.  You knew your baby would cry, but weren’t you supposed to be able to make him stop? Shouldn’t some fresh milk, a clean diaper, or sweet snuggles from mom or dad be enough to soothe him?
 
Your Facebook friends offer all sorts of advice from switching formulas to taking the baby on late night drives in hopes that the movement will soothe him. Your mom suggests trying gas drops. You talk to your girlfriend with an 18 month old. She tells you her little girl was the same way.  Her pediatrician told her it was acid reflux and put her on a prescription acid blocker.  
 
You’re faced with so many different options that now, you’re even more confused. And, quite honestly, as tired and stressed as you are; it’s hard to even think straight.  Gas drops and acid blockers sound like a quick fix, but you don't know if you want to be giving your tiny baby medication, what do you do?
 
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