My 3 week old son has been really fussy the last several days. Sometimes he arches his back, turns bright red, and screams. He is unconsolable when he does this. I don't think he is sleeping good either. I am feeding him breast milk supplemented with neosure. He was also born 7 weeks early.
Would it help to feed him less at a time and more often? I'm afraid to give him anything like gripe water or prune juice without talking to his doctor.
Keeping him elevated for at least 30 minutes after eating and when he is sleeping (get a sleeping wedge thing) should help. I let my daughter guide me with feedings. She tends to eat very often but only for a few minutes on each breast. You mentioned you did not feel comfortable with gripe water, how do you feel about gas drops? The gas drops won't really help if it is reflux, but can help if it gas. Keeping him elevated may be all you need and if is not too bad his doctor may just see if he grows out of it, if not he may need to be medicated. My daughter has been on Zantac since she was 8 weeks, it helps with the pain but she still spits up a lot. Good Luck.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 6:50 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
I also wanted to add, you might want to try cutting out certain foods from your diet. Try cutting out dairy or caffeine for a few days to see if his problem continue.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 7:06 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
Answer by amygraves21 at 2:31 AM on Feb. 2, 2010
Next question overall
At what age did your lil one master using a spoon/fork?