First, if your baby is not hungry, don’t try to continue the feeding. Instead, try to console your little one — you won’t be “spoiling” the baby with the attention. You can also:
Walk with your baby or sit in a rocking chair, trying various positions.
Try burping your baby more often during feedings.
Place your baby across your lap on his or her belly and rub your baby’s back.
Put your baby in a swing. The motion may have a soothing effect (only thing that worked for my newborn son).
Put your baby in an infant seat in the back of the car and go for a ride. The vibration and movement of the car are often calming.
Play music tapes — some babies respond to sound as well as movement.
Caring for a colicky baby can be extremely frustrating, so be sure to take care of yourself, too. Don’t blame yourself or your baby for the constant crying — colic is nobody’s fault. Try to relax, and remember that your baby will eventually outgrow this phase, by 3 months my son was over it completely.
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