"This causes me so much anxiety!"
"I feel like a horrible mom!"
"I start crying with him!"
"No one understands how hard a dragon baby is!"
You have been told that colic is “normal” or they "will grow out of it”.
You are not listened to, have been dismissed, talked over, disregarded, or not explained the information.
You’ve followed the recommendations, gave medications, waited, done what’s been suggested, or scoured the internet for help and have run out of options.
You are an amazing, dedicated parent advocating for your little one and need support.
I listen to and validate you.
Walk side by side with you.
Dive deep and exhaust all options.
As a nurse and a mom, I know how it is and I am available to you when you need it.
Also specializing in infant and toddler health, expat and travel child health support, and LBGTQ parent support.
"Shortly after our daughter, Willow, was born she was diagnosed with severe colic. We were seeing doctors that couldn’t give us any support or basic advice. I finally turned to Maryanne three months in and from then on, she was with us with the steady voice of reason and all of the knowledge and experience to back it up. I can’t thank her enough."
Colic is not as much as a diagnosis but a description of symptoms.
Really, that was it. Older diagnosis used the rules of 3: 3 hours of sustained, uncontrollable crying a day, for 3 days per week, for at least 3 weeks.
But newer criteria use:
It is different for different babies. I will help you understand the different causes to consider. There are physical things to rule out and some of the more common causes of the crying are reflux (including silent reflux), immature gut, and food sensitivities.
Finding the cause of the colic helps guide the treatment. If a cause is unknown, there are things to try! I am with you! I help you understand the different formulas, medications, and the new research about colic and probiotics, massage, and chiropractic work with infants.