Colicky Babies and Depressed Moms–Studies Show that the Two are Linked
Okay, I saw this article and started laughing. Anyone who has had the joy (sarcasm intended) of having a colicky baby knows that it comes as no surprise that it can cause depression in moms. If your baby has colic, it is HARD. And no one, unless they have experienced it themselves, can understand exactly how difficult it is. I remember just pacing the house, holding my newborn daughter has she cried and cried, and asking her, “What do you need? What can I do?” Most of the time, I ended up crying as well. I look back and feel lucky that it was my second child–I really would’ve lost it if it was my first–not having any experience to go back to and wondering what the heck I was doing wrong. . . I feel terrible for mothers in that position.
So, if you are on of the “lucky” ones, make sure you get some help. Type in “Colic Help” in a Google search and see what other moms have to say. It’s comforting to know that others have made it through this trying time. Get a sitter, try the home remedies, and if you must, put your baby down in a safe place so you can take a big breath. Hang in there, you’ll get through it!