My baby girl is 3 months old. She has been extremly fussy since birth. Been to two different doctors, nothing medically wrong with her. So here is all that is going on. Emma has been breast fed only for 5 weeks exclusively. After the 5th week, I started formula also due to her weight and her fussiness. Since the formula starting, she has been happier less fussy. But still fussy. After several different types of formula, finally resorted to soy. I hate that i feel like a failure to her because of her not being satisfied after breastfeeding. I still breast feed for her to recieve the nutrients and antibodies. But i think shes getting most of her nutrients and feedings from the bottle formula. I pump alot during the bottle feedings. The thing is she is not happy after breast feeding or bottle feeding. She wants the boob after bottle to either fall asleep or comfort nurse. I cannot get her off the boob at all. I want to bottle feed her exclusively with breast and formula esp since I have to go back to work. But she throws a huge huge fit if she cannot have the boob any time she wants it. I think she has behavior issues if thats possible for a 3 month old. She rarely seems to eat off boob but like I said goes crazy without it. No one can watch her or console her, I am the only one. All she wants is boob. Its very difficult. How do people stop breasfeeding? Do they just do tough love or something? I really wish I could breast feed her, but 1 she isnt satisfied, she fights the boob alot. 2 no one can console her unless they give her their boob, 3 she cant sleep without it. 4 its so hard on me. Another issue is she cries after I feed her bottle of formula and the only way she sleeps is with the boob, white noise, and rocking. Is this ok all the time? Or is she overstimulated? How will she ever sleep in crib? Will she ever put herself to sleep? Can I get her on some sort of schedule? How do I do that?
We go back to the doc next week for checkup. But i just feel like im doing everything wrong. Every baby i meet goes to sleep when put down after feeding. Mine cries all the time. She laughs and coos sometimes, but its such a small window of happiness with her. Im just frustrated, like im doing everything wrong.
please any advice is helpful.
on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM