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!!:)

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    04/06/14
    It sounds like gas to me, Brianna.. we swear by gripe water.. works for us everytime with our little man!! Sometimes holding them in a football position helps with their gas too.. or pumping their little legs like they are riding a bike.. I hope you find some relief for your little one soon! If Eve seems hungry more.. that's no uncommon either.. she could be going through cluster feedings at that age!
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      Have you talked to your pediatrician about this? When baby gets gassy, physical therapies that apply subtle pressure can help baby pass trapped gas more easily. These include techniques such as football hold, tummy time, tummy massage, and bicycling baby's legs.
      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.
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      About Brianna Kissel
      Born: Melbourne Beach, Florida
      Current: Augusta, Maine
      Birth: October 10
      On Moms.com since: Apr 6, 2014
      I'm a first time mommy, my baby girl Eve was born early at 31 weeks. I was hospitalized for 10 days before she came, and she spent a little over 2 weeks in the NICU. She is home now and thriving, but I could use all the help/advice I can get!!!