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A dummy's guide to colic


Yup just got through this patch with my six month granddaughter and two anxious parents (daughter and son in law). She's a bit of a puker and she did have several colicy sessions a day which lead to fat belly granddad doing the walk whilst calming screaming child. Meantime grandad's head is thinking of the differential GORD, CMPI, Lactose Intolerance, Intussusception to name a few. Rotavirus oral vaccine seemed to worsen it. Infacol, Calpol eventually Colief seemed to help a bit. No logic to this BTW. But at other times she was normal cheerful self. Good weight gain. Mum settled. Dad happy. Grandpops wipes his brow with relief. All fine now. Settled at 4-5 months. No alginate, H2 or PPI. Needed constant house calls (100m down the road) and reassurance. I would agree with Top Cat, a ColiClinic to provide the backup to parents who don't have a retired GP and Midwife (my wife) to call on for help. Which is most of them.

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30 Apr 2019

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