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Ugh, Lincoln has had a TERRIBLE day. I feel awful seeing him so miserable. He just screws up his face and cries and cries. And I have never seen so much spit-up. The past several nights have been awful too. It's obvious that his tummy is bothering him because I can hear it gurgle or make gassy sounds, and he will cry like it's hurting him, then he'll poot and be ok for a few minutes, then do it all over again.
He's been this way to some extent since birth, but the past couple of days have been SO much worse. What should I do? I can't stand for him to be this miserable. I'm bfing and I do know I had more cheese the past few days than normal, so that might be it. If he is sensitive to dairy (I was as a baby so it's possible), do I need to cut out every last bit of dairy or would it help to cut out most of it? I don't like most dairy anyway, it was just kind of a fluke that I had so much cheese yesterday and the day before. It would be hard to cut it ALL out though, and who knows if that is even the problem. I REALLY don't want to do a whole elimination diet but if he stays this bad I may have to. Ugh.
Oh, I did give him some gripe water (colic calm) today and it seemed to help. Both times I gave it to him he went from screaming to sleeping peacefully within minutes.
Sounds like there's an issue there especially since you said it's been this way a while. Id continue with gripe water and try to eliminate the dairy. I don't bf but i know diet does have an effect on supply.
I guess I will bring it up to the dr. and see what she thinks. He is better today, but last night was about the same. From 3am to 8am he cries and grunts and his face turns red. He eats off and on for those hours and is very gassy, then around 8 he'll finally poop (this morning was a huge explosive poop) then after that he's generally happier.
So far he isn't spitting up like crazy today. He's napping in his swing, but I did also give him the gripe water first thing this morning so maybe that helped. I'm going to try to cut out dairy and see if that helps.
Thanks for the input. My first two kids never even spit up and were never gassy, never had issues like this so I feel like a FTM with all of this! I didn't even have a bib or a burp cloth with me yesterday because I never needed those things before, lol.
No joke when I say we have the same child! Right down to the breastfeeding, girgling belly, gas, colic calm remedy..etc. All I can say is that I thought number 3 was supposed to be easier...HA! In addition to that, the only things that have helped my little guy are baths...I actually get in the tub with him and let him be soothed by the warm water and white noise of the water running. Also, I got a nice baby carrier which he settes down when he is in it...it also allows me to nurse him if need be while he is in it. I, like you, am eliminating the dairy out of my diet. His worst days were when I was eating a few slices of provolone here or there for a snack! No more of that! The only thing that is different from our two, is I dont have the spit up issue as much...my first baby was constantly spitting up and the doctor did give me an Rx for Zantac which I never saw much of a difference with. Unfortunately, I think that with these babies, its time....I think their immature digestion just needs time to get situated, for the flora to develop and the gas to subside...until then...I TOTALLY feel you pain as a momma.....hang in there lady...this will pass??? Right??? LOL! PS I did consider probiotics....just not sure that it would completely cure the issue!
PS...With the breastfeeding and gas, I did read that the LO(s) could be getting too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk when nursing and that the eliminating of Lactose has to be for two weeks before seeing results....I guess it takes that long for the proteins to get out of the milk supply. If you find a fix...let me know! PLEASE! For my SANITY! LOL!!! PPS...I think I just screwed myself out of my 3 minute window to take a shower by writing this...LOLOLOLO!
Well, he seems better the past couple of days. I cut out as much dairy as I could (I don't really LIKE dairy anyway I just happened to eat a bunch of cheese last week because we had it here and I was hungry, lol). He's still really gassy and he cries about that, and he cries before he poops, but he isn't spitting up as much and he's not quite as fussy as he was.
Originally Posted by Jmcorso
If you find a fix...let me know! PLEASE! For my SANITY! LOL!!! PPS...I think I just screwed myself out of my 3 minute window to take a shower by writing this...LOLOLOLO!
Haha I know what you mean. I am SO tired from his lack of sleep, but I know eventually this will get better. Like you said, it has to right!?