j. Can I mix breast milk and formula? (discuss colic diet)
k. Can I use gas drops and gripe water with this treatment?
L. Does my pediatrician know about this treatment?
m. How do I know when the colic is gone and the treatment is done?
n. How do I know if my baby is hurting or hungry?
What can I do if I can't do the treatment or it doesn't work for me?
What parents must know before they start the treatment.
1. What is colic?
a. old diagnosis
b. new diagnosis
2. How can I tell if my baby has colic?
Show a new baby exam, what to look for.
List all symptoms of colic and have them check which ones their baby has.
List the most common.
Explain why the symptoms occur.
3. How to interpret the body language and tone of voice- discuss pacifier
4. What is acid reflux?
a. What are they symptoms of acid reflux.
b. Can my baby have colic and acid reflux?
c. Can I be trained to treat colic and acid reflux?
yes, however once colic has been corrected the symptoms of acid reflux will usually go away.
d. Does acid reflux fix acid reflux?
Can it reduce symptoms?
Can I continue to use acid reflux medicine while I am treating the colic?
Yes, but if you don't have to give your baby medicine, it will be better for it.
Reasons why parents will not be able to do this treatment.
1. They don't understand what colic is. They still believe that colic is:
b. babies just cry
c. that their baby doesn't have colic
d. there must be something else wrong with my baby
e. they believe part of the information and don't believe other parts so they don't follow the rules.
THE BIGGEST REASON PARENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THE TREATMENT SUCCESSFULLY IS--------
The emotional nature of a parent is to always try to soothe the baby and stop the crying and discomfort. The mother is much more emotional for several reasons.
1. They have carried that baby for 9 months.
2. They have become very emotionally attached to their baby .
3. The instinct of a mother is to protect and prevent their baby from any harm or pain . A baby crying is as much pain to the mother as it is to the baby. The father is also emotionally attached and his instinct is also to protect however, it is easier for him to distance himself in most cases from the crying if he knows in the end the result will be there.
FYI- just for information the father is usually more skeptical of this treatment than the mother, however the mothers are usually much more emotional.
The reason the mother would have more trouble doing this treatment is they would want to stop and console the baby during the treatment. This is a normal reaction but would jeopardize the success of the treatment.