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December 30th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Elevin26's Avatar Super Mommy
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Not sure what is going on. Emmett has been a great eater since we brought him home. He is 5 weeks old and was taking up to 4 oz at a feeding. We call him our little pig cause that is all he wants. Now in the past week almost every time we try to feed him he screams, cries, flails his arms. Almost like he is in pain. Don't think it is colic because he is fine otherwise. We have tried gripe water and it calms him a little, but not to where he wants to eat. I know he must be hungry because he grabs onto the nipple, takes a few gulps and then starts to scream We haven't switched his formula or anything. He does have trouble burping and been gassy lately as well, but even after we get a good burp out of him he screams for feedings. It's like he wants it, but something is upsetting him. I have done a google search and found things about acid reflux in babies or maybe his formula upsetting his tummy. I just don't know what is going on. He has his 1 month appt this week so going to ask his Dr about it, but just trying to think of anything to get us through the next few days.
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December 30th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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You could try changing positions to feed him. Sometimes Norah does this at the breast and I have to find a different way to hold her. It doesn't always work, but it might be worth a try.

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December 30th, 2012, 06:32 PM
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This is out of right field, but do the bottles smell funny? I was reading reviews for avents bottle sterilizer and several people commented about the machine imparting a smell on the bottles. One reviewer said the baby rejected the bottles because of it.
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December 30th, 2012, 07:12 PM
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when he is crying is he doing a lot of arching of his back? Back arching during feedings could easily indicate acid reflux. Any discomfort in the 20 minutes or so after feedings? That would be another indicator of acid reflux.

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December 30th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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My bet is reflux. My oldest had it & this little gal has it a bit too.
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December 31st, 2012, 07:10 AM
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try feeding him with him sitting upright or as close as possiable that seems to help connor

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December 31st, 2012, 03:03 PM
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check his mouth for little white things, if he has thrush it can make their mouths hurt. Otherwise I'd try Mylicon or something similar for gas. Hope you find a solution soon!

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