Her newborn daughter was the perfect baby — for a week and a half. Then the screaming started. “She just cried nonstop, hours upon hours, pretty much all day,” Jenn Borst of Danbury, Connecticut, recalls with a shudder. “There was barely anything that would soothe her.” The wailing became a way of life for Borst, her husband and even her in-laws, who moved in temporarily to help. They took turns holding, rocking and soothing little Sydney around the clock. “

The worst time was from 5 p.m.to 9 p.m. We used to go in 15-minute shifts because she would just cream.

Depositphotos_15660531_originalShy says pediatrician diagnosed ydney with colic at 6 weeks. Colic is inconsolable crying that typically lasts more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, for more than three weeks in an otherwise healthy baby. Having a name for the crying made it more bearable, Borst says, but it didn’tstop the tears. In fact, the doctor told them the only real cure was time. Most babies outgrow colic around 12 to 16 weeks.In Sydney’s case, the symptoms didn’t go away until she was about 7 months old. “You have that helpless feeling,” Borst says. “You think something’s hurting, but you never really know.”Experts aren’t sure exactly what causes colic — or how to cure it. The condition affects one in five babies, usually starting when they’re 2 to 4 weeks old. Some experts think the crying may be related to intestinal pain or an immature nervous system. Other theories include food sensitivities or allergies, and hypersensitivity to outside stimulation.

  1. Being a mother means making tons of decisions, and leaves you with a lot of …. questions.
  2. Being a mother somehow seems to double the amount of decisions needed, and sometimes double the number of questions you need to ask yourself about what you are doing.
  3. Is this best for the baby? The eldest child? The family? Me?
  4. But one thing I never questioned was whether tandem breastfeeding would be okay for all of us. I knew it may not be easy, and I might need to get advice from others, but that I could do it. After all, mothers with twins (or more multiples) do it all the time.

Being a mother means making tons of decisions, and leaves you with a lot of …. questions. Being a mother somehow seems to double the amount of decisions needed, and sometimes double the number of questions you need to ask yourself about what you are doing. Is this best for the baby? The eldest child? The family? Me? But one thing I never questioned was whether tandem breastfeeding would be okay for all of us. I knew it may not be easy, and I might need to get advice from others, but that I could do it. After all, mothers with twins (or more multiples) do it all the time. And what I personally found out was that tandem feeding is an incredible experience (if it works for you)!

I spoke to some incredible people in the tandem network, including my lactation specialist from my first pregnancy; I worried for a while about all these various questions.

Melt the chocolate by placing it in a small pan and placing that pan into a larger pan of boiling water. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff, together with the 3 spoonfuls of sugar. Add a spoonful of the melted chocolate to the egg yolk and mix until completely incorporated, then add the rest of the chocolate. Add a few good spoonfuls of egg white to the chocolate sauce and mix again until smooth. Finally fold in the remaining egg whites carefully into the chocolate. This should be prepared before dinner so that it has time to chill in the fridge. We like to keep it in a big pot and then serve this at the table, but you can also just fill up little ramekins for your guests.