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Fussy baby... *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8317 posts
status 6th Aug

Idk what's going on but DS2 has been SO fussy the last few days... Acts like he wants to nurse then unlatches and starts practically screaming during nursing sessions... I've been giving him gas drops which helps with his gas pains, but he is still really fussy and idk what to do... Makes me feel bad that he fusses like this!! Heck, last night the only way to get him to go to sleep was lay down with him and let him nurse from the side laying position... (I even fell asleep lol) what could it be? What can I do to make my baby feel better??

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4294 posts
6th Aug

Idk that is strange. The only things I can think of is colic and gassy. But since you've been using the medicines, I don't see why that would still be bothering him. Is he constipated maybe? My girls seemed to like the side laying position of nursing them better than any other way. Lol. So maybe he is just getting used to that if you've been doing it. Have you been pumping? Like do you know if your supply is going down or anything? Maybe he's not getting enough anymore. :/ I wish I could be more help but I honestly don't know what else it could be. Hope the poor little guy feels better soon! I understand the frustrations when the baby is incredibly fussy and you don't know exactly what is wrong.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8317 posts
status 6th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Idk that is strange. The only things I can think of is colic and gassy. But since you've been using the ... [snip!] ... feels better soon! I understand the frustrations when the baby is incredibly fussy and you don't know exactly what is wrong. "</blockquote>




Idk honestly... I know my supply is still good (I spray him every time he eats practically) so I know he's getting enough. I'm wanting to say its constipation... Either way whatever it is its his belly... I was just rubbing it a few minutes ago and man I thought he was going to jump out of my lap screaming poor baby. :( makes me feel bad that nothing I do makes my baby feel better... The pharmacist at Walgreens told me to give him half a suppository... I may have hubby help me do another one when he gets home. (Did one Sunday) holding him against my belly used to work but now it seems to make him worse. I hate not knowing what's wrong. :(

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4294 posts
7th Aug
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Idk that is strange. The only things ... [snip!] ... one Sunday) holding him against my belly used to work but now it seems to make him worse. I hate not knowing what's wrong. :("

Aww poor little guy. :( I'm glad your supply is still good though. I never had to give my kids suppositories. Whenever they had constipation, I was just told to introduce a little bit of juice earlier on. I don't remember how early though.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8317 posts
status 7th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Aww poor little guy. :( I'm glad your supply is still good though. I never had to give my kids suppositories. ... [snip!] ... they had constipation, I was just told to introduce a little bit of juice earlier on. I don't remember how early though. "</blockquote>



Yeah. I've had people suggest juice, water (tried but he threw a fit over it and wouldn't take it), sugar water... I don't really WANT to give him juice this early on but what can I do right?? He's been spitting up more today, and it's coming out rather curdled. It's not a whole lot so I'm not all too worried about it, but def keeping an eye on it... Bc that's how my oldest started with reflux... (Speaking of his lol butt done fell asleep nursing lmao)

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4294 posts
8th Aug
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Aww poor little guy. :( I'm glad your ... [snip!] ... keeping an eye on it... Bc that's how my oldest started with reflux... (Speaking of his lol butt done fell asleep nursing lmao)"

Yeah well I mean, I don't think a tiny amount of juice might hurt him this early but I would definitely check with the pedi first. I also used Karo syrup in my kids pumped milk too sometimes as well. Yeah I would definitely keep an eye on that especially if you've had one child with reflux already. Oh don't you just love when they fall asleep while you're nursing? Lol

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8317 posts
status 8th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Yeah well I mean, I don't think a tiny amount of juice might hurt him this early but I would definitely ... [snip!] ... especially if you've had one child with reflux already. Oh don't you just love when they fall asleep while you're nursing? Lol"</blockquote>




Yeah I know it won't. I gave him a lil bit this morning and he's had two dirty diapers today. Never thought I'd be HAPPY to change a poopy diaper lol. And yes I LOVE it when he falls asleep while he's nursing... It's soooo cute!! :)

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4294 posts
9th Aug
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Yeah well I mean, I don't think a tiny ... [snip!] ... I'd be HAPPY to change a poopy diaper lol. And yes I LOVE it when he falls asleep while he's nursing... It's soooo cute!! :)"

Lol yeah I know how that goes! By the time they finally go, you're just so happy that they had a bowel movement finally that you don't cringe so much at having to change them. Aww <3 You're making me miss the whole nursing experience! Ugh, this pregnancy is going to linger forever!

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8317 posts
status 12th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Lol yeah I know how that goes! By the time they finally go, you're just so happy that they had a bowel ... [snip!] ... to change them. Aww <3 You're making me miss the whole nursing experience! Ugh, this pregnancy is going to linger forever!"</blockquote>



Yeah I know how you feel. But by the time you finally have this baby, it'll seem like it flew by!! :) my baby boy is almost 6 weeks old already an it feels like I'm just finding out I was pregnant lol. I'm hoping that he starts feeling better soon though, bc he's getting to where he has to be held all the time heh. I don't mind it but at the same time, mommy has stuff to do!! And I don't trust those things that let's you carry the baby without arms, bc he's a little jumper lol.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
12th Aug

Maybe it's something you are eating? Usually the biggest culprit is dairy. If he likes to nurse laying down with you, do it! My daughter would only nurse if I was laying down with her for the longest time.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8317 posts
status 12th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Khaleesi ♥:</b>" Maybe it's something you are eating? Usually the biggest culprit is dairy. If he likes to nurse laying ... [snip!] ... he likes to nurse laying down with you, do it! My daughter would only nurse if I was laying down with her for the longest time."</blockquote>




Very well could be... I do eat a lot of cereal and eat a lot of cheese... He nurses any way I hold him, but at night or early in the morning when he's just fussing I lay down with him and let him nurse til he falls asleep. But the rest of the day he likes being held close to me unless his tummy starts hurting.

JulieBarns Due May 7; 3 kids; Japan 70 posts
12th Aug

This case is pretty unique, and if you say that you are pretty sure it's his stomache then I would get it checked out by a doctor and see what they have to say, other than that I think the only logical reason would be constipation.
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AshleyCole 1 child; Omaha, Nebraska 77 posts
12th Aug

Not sure if this would be the same case since you nurse and i was formula feeding but my son acted exactly the same way when he was 3 months. Ask the pedi if it could have been the formula and she said no since hes been on it for 3 months but we changed it to gentlease and he has not been fussy since unless teething really bad. My sisters son had the same problem but with breastmilk. her son needed to be put on a soy formula. sorry if it doesnt help i just know how it feels to have a really fussy baby.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4294 posts
12th Aug
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:</b>" Lol yeah I know how that goes! By the ... [snip!] ... mommy has stuff to do!! And I don't trust those things that let's you carry the baby without arms, bc he's a little jumper lol.

Lol yeah I know it will fly by. Yeah I know what you mean with the carrier but honestly, if you get a good one it would be really supportive where he wouldn't be able to just jump out of your arms. Lol