My son is nearly four weeks old. After his feeds and especially as we progress through the day, he cries with pain and is pretty much inconsolable.
It's clearly pain, and I can feel his stomach gurgling and going hard.
My first daughter had this too. I kind of self-diagnosed it as reflux (she used to throw up huge amounts too).
The crying and discomfort can go on for hours, especially in the evenings from about 5pm.
I was wondering if maybe it was either due to something I'm eating, or perhaps him not getting enough hind milk - he only feeds for 10 minutes maximum. However, all three of my children fed for only 10 minutes, right from the beginning.
Anyway, after his 5pm feed he cried for two hours so when he was hungry again at 8pm I gave him a bottle of formula (first time with both a bottle and formula!) He drained 4oz in 10 minutes and looked absolutely delighted and satisfied... And no crying!!!
So, any ideas what it could be? Is it ok to give him a bottle of formula at night but bf the rest of the time? Can't believe he took it do easily when my daughter never did. I fed her for a year and my second daughter for 10 months...
I was wrong and she was right. Cooper will be 6 weeks on Tuesday. At the beginning he was perfect. I had to wake him to feed. But then he started being unsettled at night and Hubby wanted to settle him. I pretty much gave him the boob every time he cried bc it made him stop. But this was making it very hard on me (he was feeding every hour!) and Hubby felt like he was inadequate at settling him. So I reread the book and followed the steps, and after one day there is a dramatic improvement in his dependency on me. Hubby is going to read it as well so that he can help more. Another big improvement is that he is finally taking a dummy. So I can stretch out the feeds more, and he's feeding better at each feed.
Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to share my success story in case it might help someone else :)
These damn hormones!
I know I don't enjoy being pregnant at all, I HATE being fat, I love my cocktails, but I can't stop thinking about how bad I want another little baby now!!
Victoria is starting to grow out of some of her clothes and it makes me think about the first time she wore some of them and I just want another tiny little baby!!
But we're waiting at least a year to try for another- I just hope that in some hormonal rage I don't convince my husband to try sooner and end up pregnant before then!!!
Am I alone here!?
Since finding this out I've spoke about it with a few people who all knew and said they wouldn't touch the products with a barge pole!
My friend who is a midwife also says they don't recomend these products for babies.
Since I started looking at the ingredients list of products I've noticed a few other brands have this in as well! Couldn't believe it!
Decided to go all natural and use weleda baby products. More expensive but worth it!
Want to know what you ladies planning on using?!
We've struggled with nursing and I had pretty much given up, been pumping while hoping to dry up (clogged ducts otherwise - might as well keep feeding baby anything I could pump). Went to the doc for thrush meds and ran into our midwife.
Told her we wanted to get back to breastfeeding and now I'm set up to sit on the couch for the next 4 days nursing, pumping and drinking water.
Wheat beer in the fridge (Ew) and prescription Reglin on it's way.
She said to nurse constantly, then pump and when I stop flowing, pump 20 more minutes to fake demand. Try this for 2 days and then use Reglin if needed.
Baby is 3 weeks, but midwife thinks it's still salvageable.
I'm scared to re-up my supply and then have to try to dry up again. I'm already exhausted from feeding and pumping. Now I'm doing double-time on both.
I'm going to be a zombie with irritated nipples.
Just posting in case anyone else was in my 'wish I was breastfeeding' shoes.