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The Colic Survival Guide


If you've got a super fussy baby, chances are he's not the only one crying. “The number one feeling I remember when she wouldn't stop crying is how helpless I felt. At times I would cry with her,” Johnson admits. Feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath and try these:

Call in reinforcements: Family and friends will want to help, so don't be afraid to ask. If someone can relieve you for even just an hour a day, that breather will decrease your stress.

See a doctor: Ask your ob-gyn for a referral to a therapist. Moms suffering from postpartum depression may benefit from a prescription antidepressant, and many are safe while breastfeeding.

Read up: Getting more info can give you peace of mind. Try: The Fussy Baby Book by Babytalk contributing editor William Sears M.D. or Colic Solved by Bryan Vartabedian M.D.