‘Am I hallucinating this?’
Colic-stricken babies when not ailing from it, would otherwise appear beamy and might sleep peaceably in the buggy for hours on end, seeming like the rather-perfect baby to outsiders. However, only the mothers of these colicky babies seem to be biting their tongues when they receive compliments from relatives about what an angel they have in their arms, when one’s personal harrowing experiences trace back to the protracted hours of non-stop crying that would span anywhere from 6 to even 24 hours.
Help at Hand:
One could try leaving the baby at a trusted friend’s or relative’s place during those tyrannical hours. One look at their weary faces on one’s return would mostly be enough proof to assure oneself that colic is undoubtedly real and a total physical and emotional drain-out. Plus, every mother really ought to take a break once in a while.
‘It’s solely my mistake’
With the gutted shrieking associated with the onset of colic occurring, many women wonder if they are causing it. The fretting only seems to worsen in proportion to the levels of frustration. The mother might start pondering if her frustration is getting passed on to her newly born that eventually leads to an engulfment into a whirlwind of mostly irrelevant queries.
Help at Hand:
One must apprehend the crucial aspect that even the top-of-the-line doctors and scientists worldwide fail to concur on what is the precise reasons are behind colic, and they certainly do not consider it to be the mother’s mistake.
‘I cannot bear it any longer’
There would be only a minor populace of women who would truly confess to how intimidated and irate it can make one feel. Many mothers might reminisce bellowing at their newborn on just keeping quiet and feeling good to yell over the child’s yelling. Many moms might rather conceal this aspect from others due to fears of being misapprehended.
One needs to realize that one is not the lone case experiencing this form of hostility or wishing that they didn’t have a baby in the first place or even having vicious thoughts.
Help at Hand:
It is really alright to have feelings of anger for someone who incessantly cries every day. However, it is not acceptable to be acting on that hostility. Putting the child back in its cot and calling a close one who could be there in a jiffy to lug you out of this is vital. If one senses that one could hurt one’s baby or oneself, then it is crucial to promptly get specialized advice. One must not feel any sense of shame regarding this as several experts have found a strong link between colic and post traumatic stress disorder.