Baby Misery.

My little guy will NOT stop crying. He cries every time he eats and spits up all over. 2-3 times after one feeding and then wants more. He is making me miserable because I feel like I can't help him. I have decided on cutting out dairy but I don't know how much that will help since I don't really eat/drink much dairy. I am not sure what I need to be eating in order for him to feel okay. I have him on a probiotic and I have gripe water and gas drops that I sometimes use. He screams all day and then sleeps at night which is nice but I want to pull my hair out during the day because I can't get anything done. I really am struggling. Help :(

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    06/22/14
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        06/22/14
        4Katie
        It sounds like he is suffering from reflux. Have you talked to your doctor about this? How is his growth doing? I suggest trying to feed him smaller amount and keeping him upright after feedings. Small and frequent meals are the best for reflux. Prop up the crib to keep his head elevated.

        How long have you been giving him probiotics? I have read mixed studies on giving newborns probiotics, some say it causes more issues.
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          diane
          My second child had colic for 4-5 months before we discovered, or rather put two and two together, to learn she is lactose intolerant. I'm lactose intolerant as well. BF was a nightmare. She would bf for a few minutes before completely filling her diaper, which had to be changed before going to boob #2. Then she would fill it again after another few minutes and wail for two hours; you know the time to start nursing all over again. She gained weight adequately so her pediatrician wasn't concerned about her pooping so much all the time.

          Going through this we learned even if I didn't eat lactose, the body still made lactose to put into breast milk. Lactose is a byproduct when it breaks down glucose (sugar). So when I didn't eat lactose Kaylin was a only a bit less colicky. A month after our discovery of Kaylin's lactose intolerance we started her on soy formula and she has never been happier. I had a month's supply of milk frozen in the freezer from having to pump to just have a milk supply. I worked so very hard to have milk for her and I wasn't going to just throw it away.

          After talking to your child's pediatrician you may want to try soy formula. I wish you and your baby the best of luck!
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            06/23/14
            4Ronna Jones
            Oh my gosh sounds like my daughter please don't wait as long as we did to go get an x ray of the tummy. Mindy was doing a lot of throwing up and her pedi and I thought it was reflux or the formula. Turned out to be a severe pyloric spasm!
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              06/23/14
              4Ronna Jones
              Please, let us know how things go!
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                06/23/14
                4Ronna Jones
                I am praying for your little guy and for you to stay strong!
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                  06/23/14
                  Hope babe, and you are better soon!
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                  A new mother of a sweet little boy and a step mother to a cute little girl of 5 years! I love them both!