Fussy Baby.. Help!!
My little one is just over a month old, and me and my little one have been exclusively breast feeding for the past week and a half/two weeks, before she was fe d breast milk from a bottle. But lately, she has become SO fussy. I thought it was acid reflux so now every time after she eats I be sure and sit her up but its not helping. She arches her back and kicks her legs straight out and then into her chest while scrunching her face and making grunting noises. I noticed today when she does it her tummy is hard, almost like she's pushing, but she has at least 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. I just don't know what to do for her, but I feel so horrible seeing her like this.. please help!!:)
Breastmilk contains traces of foods from the mother’s diet. Some babies may be sensitive to these traces of foods according to La Leche League. Maternal intake of cow’s milk, onions, cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower), and chocolate intake were associated with more colicky symptoms in babies. However, in most cases, there is no reason for a mother to restrict her diet, especially from healthy foods. If you suspect a food sensitivity or intolerance, try keeping a food journal to track symptoms like gas, spit-up or fussiness. If you feel that your baby would benefit from dietary restriction, talk with your doctor. In a formula-fed infant, a trial of a hypo-allergenic formula may help if a baby is reacting to the cow’s milk protein.