Now that I know there is a real solution I want to shout it from the rooftops for every mother to hear
"My son Ray developed issues from around six weeks old. It began as reflux, then constipation, sleep issues, reluctance to feed, and many hours of crying. He also began refusing a bottle of expressed breast milk, despite happily accepting it before. He was clingy, startled easily, and would constantly thrash and wiggle. Like many mothers I believed cluster feeding and crying during "witching hour" was normal and I was encouraged to feed on demand and feed to sleep.
I spoke to doctors, an osteopath, a lactation consultant, a sleep consultant, and many sympathetic Plunket nurses. No one could explain what was wrong with Ray. Some said it was his temperament and that he was a difficult baby. But to me, he didn't seem difficult, he seemed highly distressed.
Google finally lead me to Philippa's book and I quickly read it while I stayed up with Ray one night. Immediately I knew this was the answer to everything. I began following the methods outlined in the book and saw a big change in Ray. I then booked phone consultations with Philippa, who provided valuable personalised advice to ensure I was following the method correctly and achieving the very best result for Ray.
Within one week Ray was napping longer in his cot and waking less in the night. His constipation resolved and he had regular bowel movements. The crying, wiggling and thrashing stopped. He began to smile, coo and chat more. When it came time to feed, he was calm and smiling, something I hadn't seen in months. Most surprising of all was that after months of refusing a bottle, suddenly he accepted it again - much to my relief, as he will require bottle feeding when I return to work. Ray is now a calm, happy "easy" baby.
I'm shocked and saddened that what Philippa taught me is not common knowledge amongst mothers or the medical community. I feel that me and Ray spent the first few months of his life sleepless, uncomfortable and in tears (as was I) when we should have been enjoying that special bonding time. If I had known when he was born what I know now, things would have been so much easier for us both.
I'll be making sure every new mum I know learns about baby cues, and Philippa's book will be my must-have baby shower gift for friends. No mother and baby should have to suffer through months of "colic" needlessly. Now that I know there is a real solution I want to shout it from the rooftops for every mother to hear. Philippa has cracked the code when it comes to babies!"
Kayla | New Zealand