Congratulations on your new baby! However, maybe you are here as you have a crying, upset, colicky, not sleeping baby and have no idea how to help them... This is a great place to start understanding how to get them out of pain and become calmer and happier. I have been an Osteopath & Naturopath for 20 years and have dedicated my career to helping babies and parents.

I have come up with these 5 questions to determine whether my book, "CALMING COLIC" can help you and your baby. If you answer yes to any of the questions then I have solutions for you. These 5 questions are just a small snapshot of all the information I have waiting to calm your baby and even protect their future health.

You will get information and answers as you work your way through although only as much as I can fit in a couple of paragraphs.

Click start below to begin, read my answers and watch my videos.

Kind regards, Christian Bates
BScHons, DO, ND
Did you have a C-section? *

If you didn't have a C-section then click the continue button below or read this short paragraph to learn more and tell a friend who did have a C-section...

Let me tell you a little about C-section babies. Firstly, the friendly bacteria in a baby's gut mostly comes from the mother's birth canal. This means a C-section baby misses out on this. Science has proven when a baby misses out on this bacteria it can be a big factor in colic, wind, tummy pain, eczema, asthma, food allergies, diabetes, lowered immunity and even increases chances of obesity amongst other health problems. Characteristics of a C-section baby are:

- A "little frog" baby (curls in a ball with knees up all the time)
- Hates laying on their back
- Windy / colicky / jumpy / light sleeper (especially emergency C-section)
- May like to be swaddled

I cover all of this in my book and how to help your baby if they are colicky, excessively crying, upset and not sleeping due to C-section.

*Testimonial 1
"Dear Christian,
I would like to thank you for your book (via my father). It has been a lifesaver! At 3 weeks our daughter developed colic. What a nightmare. I never realised how hard a colicky baby could be. I searched the internet for advice but it was all so non-specific.

As a doctor I found it reassuring to see the evidence laid out for me to see.

I think this book should be recommended at every antenatal class!"

Did you or your baby have antibiotics? *

If you didn't have antibiotics then click CONTINUE below to go to the next question. However, I would really encourage you to read this page. It is so important and will you in the future.

This is huge! Antibiotic use related to upset, colicky babies is the main reason I wrote my help book Calming Colic - How To Help The 10 Causes Of Colic. Antibiotics alter the balance of good / bad bacteria in the baby’s gut which leads to crying and colic. This is scientific fact. If you have been told that antibiotics do not pass to your baby through your breast milk then you should know this is absolutely wrong too. In fact, antibiotics alter the bacteria balance for 2 - 3 years which has also been backed up by scientific research. “Antibiotic colic” babies have characteristics:

- Colic / wind / tummy pain
- Noisy, grunty and groaning
- Lots of poos everyday. Could be 10 ish per day. They have maybe 1 or 2 decent poos and then the rest are watery little dirty nappies
- They may be sensitive to milk proteins
- They may have reflux or silent reflux

Much of my book is about this good / bad bacteria balance in babies, why they have it and what you can do to easily fix it. It is so important to fix this because of how long the gut bacteria is altered, so you will be improving your baby’s FUTURE health.

*Testimonial 2

*"Calming Colic made it easy to understand what was happening to my baby boy. Understanding it is the biggest step towards curing it. My boy had colic and Reflux. Rather than using the useless medicines prescribed, I swore by Cranial Osteopathy as recommended in Calming Colic. The most invaluable advice was given about taking probiotics following a course of antibiotics, this really helped. I have passed on this book to all my friends as it should be given out by GPs and midwives."

Did you have a stressful or traumatic delivery? *

You will start to see a trend here. Stressful deliveries also negatively impact a baby’s good / bad gut bacteria balance and so can trigger wind and colic and an upset crying baby. However, a traumatic delivery can put physical strains on the baby too which can be eased.

These may be from being breech, back to back, getting stuck, or having a forceps or ventouse delivery. All can leave a baby upset and fractious. These babies tend to be unhappy day and night, they don’t settle or sleep deeply and need to be jiggled to calm them and they may seem stressed or on-edge. These babies LOVE to be held. All the time!

Don’t worry! There are ways to calm these babies which I cover in my book and on my website too.

*Testimonial 3

*_"Every pregnant mum needs this book!!!! Amazing book!!!

How long have we put up with people telling new mums ‘its just colic, it will go when baby is 12 weeks!’

Wow!!! I read this after my baby girl was screaming for 3-4 hours every night. We followed Christian’s advice and we have a much happier baby. Im not making this up, when reading this book i felt it was actually written for us!

Thank you Christian!"_*

Does your baby hate laying on their back? *

This is so common for parents to say this to me during a consultation with them. If your baby hates laying on their back then you can’t put them down!

You end up holding them day and night so no sleep for you. I have fun names for two “patterns” of babies I see. They can be a “Little Meerkat” baby or a “Little Frog” baby.

Little Frog babies have usually had a fast birth or a C-section. They love being in a little ball with their knees up but don’t like to stretch out when laying on their back. They prefer to lay on their side.

Little Meerkat babies have a strong neck and can arch backwards strongly (see picture above).

These babies have usually had a longer traumatic delivery, they might have been back to back. It’s like they have a strong neck, but really they are a little stiff from the pattern of the  delivery. These babies can commonly have  reflux and can be very tricky to get into a good breastfeeding position because they arch back so much.

These babies can be helped and I cover this in my book.

*Testimonial 4

*"Thank you very much for your book – brilliant and a relief to read and understand what is happening to my baby girl. All new mums should be issued with this book by the NHS on the birth of their child! It would have saved me a lot of stress and worry over the past few months."

Does your baby love to suck or want a dummy? *

Babies that constantly suck, graze, snack or cluster feed can be a big cause of mothers giving up breast feeding due to pain and exhaustion. It is very common that these babies are sucking for comfort and not because they are hungry. They can even throw up the milk they have drunk as they are full already.

A baby's sucking motion is calming to them and releases pain relieving chemicals and the sucking motion actually relieves tension in their head.

This is called non-nutritive sucking which has been proven to decrease stress in the baby and is used in hospitals, for example, when babies need a blood test.

It is possible is to calm and relax the baby so they don’t need to suck as much for pain relief. This makes everything much easier, especially for the breastfeeding mum and many times correcting this has rescued breastfeeding for the mum.

*Testimonial 5

_"A must for new parents Calming Colic was recommended to me by a friend – it’s a really easy book to read – I read it within an hour, and then went back and read it again a few days later. It has useful suggestions as to the reason for your baby having colic, what might have started it, ideas on how to resolve it, etc. We followed all the recommendations, and we have had success. Thank you Christian! I wish we had had this book with our first baby too. Would have stopped all the sleepless nights for the first 12 weeks!"

Are you looking for help to calm your upset, crying, irritable baby? (If you are I have good news!)

Are you interested in ways to protect the FUTURE health of your baby? You see there are events that happen at birth that are scientifically known to affect the future health of your baby...

Protect your baby's future health...
What would be the best way to get this help to you as a busy new mum? *

Did you answer yes to any of these questions and did the answers make sense to you?

These are just a few of the factors that cause an excessively crying, upset, colicky, not sleeping baby that I help parents with everyday via my website and my book "Calming Colic - How To Help The 10 Causes of Colic".

This is the important part for you to know... YOUR BABY CAN BE HELPED RIGHT NOW

You DON'T have to accept that "all babies cry" and you definitely DON'T have to "wait 12 weeks" for them to stop. I can't stand that advice. Mums instinctively know when their baby is in pain and is crying too much and they also don't want to see their baby in pain for 12 weeks!

If you want to understand why your baby is excessively upset and how to help them and even to protect their health into the future then my downloadable books can help you!

My Calming Colic book is only £3.99 to download here:

Thank you for taking this short quiz. Have a look at my website and feel free to message me any questions you have about your baby. Virtually every Thursday evening 8 pm - 9 pm I hold a live Q and A on my Facebook page. Join my page and keep an eye out for the next one:
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