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Fussy baby. Help... Karev 1 child; 1 angel baby; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2526 posts
10th Sep '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! Costa Mesa, CA, United States 12680 posts
10th Sep '13

Could it be silent reflux? How old is he?

Karev 1 child; 1 angel baby; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2526 posts
10th Sep '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.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20543 posts
10th Sep '13

I'm not sure what the condition you listed is, but from the remedies you've tried it sounds like a gas issue? My kids always loved having their legs pumped to help work some gas out. I'd lay them away from me with their legs towards me, and bicycle their legs and then take their ankles and fold their legs up at the knees (i hope I'm explaining this right, think of how you look when you squat down with your knees 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!

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
10th Sep '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.

Karev 1 child; 1 angel baby; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2526 posts
10th Sep '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.