Re: Forceful letdown or colic
Tips for colic:
- Nurse. Nurse nurse nurse nurse nurse- if baby is willing!
- Calm house. Lights, TV, and stereo down or off.
- White noise. Radio static, dryer sounds, the sound the car makes as it goes down the road, the sound of breathing and heartbeat
- Motion. Rock in a rocker, bounce on an exercise ball, swing, stroller ride, put baby in sling and go for a walk, etc.
- Closeness. Cuddle baby close in a sling or skin-to-skin on your bare chest.
- Warm water. Give baby a soap-free bath in the sink or get into the tub with him.
- Trip outside. Bundle baby up and get him out in the fresh air, or take him over to a window if the weather is too nasty. Sometimes a simple change in the quality of the light will work.
As LLLMeg said, it's all about changing the incoming stimuli, distracting baby from his fussiness for a few minutes. Nothing is likely to work for long, so you just keep changing what you're doing. As soon as one thing stops working, you try another.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"