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Fussy baby. Help... Dee♡ Due January 6 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 4998 posts
Sep 10th '13

I can't figure out how to soothe this kid today. I have a feeling his tummy is hurting him, but idk how to help comfort him. He was born with gastroschisis and since he was released from the hospital about 6 weeks ago he's had to constantly been given suppositories/enemas/laxatives to help keep his BMs regular. As far as I know the only thing he's been getting lately is a little miralax at night. He's had a BM three times today, all within 20 mins of each other. Since the last one he's had episodes of inconsolable crying about every 45 mins-1 hour. His feedings have changed as well. Instead of 4-5 oz every 4 hours he's eating 1-3 oz every 1-2 hours. When he starts his crying it lasts about 10-15 minutes and nothing I do calms him. He arches his back and thrashes his arms and legs around. I've tried feeding, burping, changing, swaddling, rocking, swinging, bouncing, and gas drops. Nothing works. I'm not sure what to do as DS was never fussy like this at this age.



I'm at my wits end. :?



Any mamas with advice? Ideas on what could be causing his fussiness?

Super Mommy! 4 kids; ☺, CA, United States 16060 posts
Sep 10th '13

Could it be silent reflux? How old is he?

Dee♡ Due January 6 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 4998 posts
Sep 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Super Mommy!:</b>" Could it be silent reflux? How old is he?"</blockquote>




He's 3 months. I'm not sure. He's normally not THIS fussy. Usually just a change in positions/being held/diaper change/feeding will calm him. Today nothing is doing it.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4500 posts
Sep 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:</b>" I'm not sure what the condition you listed is, but from the remedies you've tried it sounds like a gas ... [snip!] ... up? Like that but they're on their back) and I'd just repeat the motions a few times. It helped. I hope he feels better soon!"</blockquote>




This!



Could also try a warm bath? Sometimes that helps soothe a fussy, gassy LO.

Dee♡ Due January 6 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 4998 posts
Sep 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:</b>" I'm not sure what the condition you listed is, but from the remedies you've tried it sounds like a gas ... [snip!] ... up? Like that but they're on their back) and I'd just repeat the motions a few times. It helped. I hope he feels better soon!"</blockquote>




Where his intestines were outside of his abdomen. I'll try that if I can.