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He is doing a lot better. Not 100%, he still has some instances where he is arching his back and he get gas trapped inside a lot, we still have to give him gas drops every 3-4 hours, but overall he is doing better. I can see a big difference in him after we switched. He doesn't seem so generally uncomfortable anymore.
I don't know about the growth spurt. He eats weird. It's like he wants to snack all day long and then he goes hours at night between feeds. Like he'll nap, then take 3-4oz, then an hour later drink 1.5oz then an hour later drink another oz or two, then nap, then start over lol But he only wakes twice a night to eat, though because he has a hard time getting burps out, sometimes we are up for an hour or longer when he wakes at night.
We go back to see our ped tomorrow for a weight check. I'll have to tell her I stopped BFing, should be interesting. Thankfully DH will be with incase they try to make me feel guilty about switching. I know he has gained weight, he's suddenly growing out of his clothes!
Brennan Asher 7/5/09
Last edited by Kylerzmom; July 30th, 2009 at 04:44 AM.
Glad to hear he is doing better!! Are the gas drops working? Something else you can try to do to help with gas is "bicycle legs," where you run his legs around like he's riding a bike. That massages their tummy gentle and helps push the gas out. Hopefully he will adjust more over time too
As for the eating weird - he's still so young... he's probably just trying to figure this "hunger" thing out still. Maybe he is doing a bit of comfort sucking too? Does he take a pacifier?
Hopefully the pediatrician will have some helpful advice and NO harsh comments about stopping breastfeeding. Just remember you are doing whats best for your family. I'm glad you have your husband there to support you!
Let us know how the visit goes!