My son is now 4 months old. From the beginning, he seemed kind of colicky, but he would always be happy eating. Right after his 2 month check-up he started getting really fussy during feedings. He would eat one or two ounces, then push the bottle out of his mouth and start arching his back and crying. The whole feeding process would take forever because he would keep fighting...but keep wanting to eat at the same time.
We changed formulas...like 3 times. We found one he would eat better, but would spit up more. Then, after a couple weeks, he started being fussy again at feedings. I tried holding him differently, burping more, burping less, waiting longer between feedings, feeding as soon as he seemed hungry, gas drops, rocking....nothing makes a difference. He also is not a very good sleeper. He generally takes 20-30min naps and wakes up many times during the night. Just within the past week he seems to be taking at least one hour-hour and a half nap per day. He cries A LOT. He cries during feedings, when you change his diaper, when you are trying to get him to go to sleep, and doesn't really want to be put down. This is extremely exhausting considering I also have a 2yr old. At his 4 month check-up I asked the doctor about reflux, since some of his symptoms seemed to match. He said if I wanted we could try a prescription medication, but it is hard to actually diagnose a baby with reflux (everything was fine with his check-up, weight included). We have been using the medicine with him for a week now and there is no difference really except he seems not to spit-up as much....still fights and cries during feedings.
Has anyone else ever experienced this? I have never seen or heard of a baby having so much trouble eating before