A Cure for Colic

When my first Cheyenne Desiree Lovrek daughter was born, she had the disorder that a lot of infants have called colic.  This is very stressful on parents and infants alike.  I would come home from work at around 10:00pm and her mother Michelle Fonte would go to bed leaving me up with her all night.  I would try many things, from warm milk, soy formula, none lactose formula to monsonia and none of these really worked and it was 4 months of no sleep.

Years later, I had my son Zackary Lovrek and with my good fortune, he also was colic.  I thought about what caused colic “which is a very severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or irritation of the intestines”. After speaking with the doctor on numerous occasions and taking the input from my firstborn’s doctor, I came to a conclusion that I needed to use less formula and try something not commonly done which was to start feeding Zackary real rice cereal as a new born. I first, went out and bought a few 4oz and a few 9oz Advent bottles, the short fat hard plastic kind, not reusable bag kind.  I bought the 4oz for while he was young, and the 9oz for when he started eating more in a few weeks. I would take Gerber rice cereal and mix it with half part soy and half part distilled baby water and a few vitamin drops.  The reasoning for the vitamin drops was to replace some of the nutrients for the lack of not using pure formula. Here is what I did…

1. 4oz Advent Bottle (Hard Plastic, not disposable kind) (it is short and fat with a big nipple)
2. Gerber Rice Cereal (It can be organic, or mixed grain)
3. Enfamil ProSobee Lipil Soy (do not get too much, you cannot refrigerate to long before spoiling, so get smaller cans?
4. Baby Vitamin Drops (liquid vitamins with dropper) (optional) (but need to be flavorful, no iron taste)
5. Razor Blade or Sharp Knife (Don’t Worry, all will be ok)  🙂

1st. you get the nipple and cut an X across the top, where the normal bottle whole is in the middle of the (X)
2nd. you re sterilize the nipple and bottle together to make sure no bacteria is on anything, this also will cause colic.
3rd. this is based on your perception, so be careful.  You need to make sure you mix a little formula and more water with the rice and not make the mixture too thin, it needs to be just shy of pasty with a little thickness but can still come out of the nipple. (This is important, you do not want it to flow very well, and it could possibly cause the baby to choke)
4th. microwave for long enough to get the mixture warm, if you did make it a little runny(little), it will thicken up..
5th. put your finger over the nipple and shake very well dispersing heat evenly and then turn bottle over and give it a shake to try and get some mixture out to see if it’s not too hot.

Voila, you’re done… Now understand it will take 2-3 days for your baby to get use to the mixture, but after that… You will be sleeping like a baby throughout the night.  There were even cases where I had to wake him up to feed him..ha-ha

I hope this helps, I know it is a very stressful disorder and had to go through it enough to learn how to deal with it.

Remedies of colic are all over the internet, but they are all folklore, this really works and I am passing my secret on to you.  You may see people start passing this around on the internet later as their own, but trust me, this was done 6 years ago and people did not know what to do.. I am just now releasing my secret.

Joe Lovrek

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