Sarh - posted on 10/15/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
1. My son has reflux, he is on medication for. I am breastfeeding, and have cut out dairy due to him not tolerating it. He just started within this week kicking his feet constantly, pushing his foot on my leg to push his body upwards (like arching his back I guess you could say), locks his feet together touching at the ankles then like pulls them apart real hard all while nursing! Is his medication no longer working? I'm also giving him rice cereal per his pediatrician for the reflux.
2. He has also started to nurse a bit and try chewing on his fists which ends w/him chewing on his fists then going back to nursing... is he teething? His gums are somewhat whitish (not thrush white, but like if they were swollen white... make sense?) and he has a slight diaper rash.
3. And another thing... He has always screeched w/delight since about 2.5/3 months old. But now while at home (not if we go anywhere, to a family members house, etc) he screeches really loud! CONSTANTLY!! Sometimes he screeches while wanting to feed, sometimes just because and I can not for the life of me tell the difference, I just try and offer him a feeding like every 30 minutes while he is doing this screeching thing. Sometimes it sounds like when a toddler is throwing a temper tantrum and does that scream that is a real high pitched screech. Is this pain? Anyone else experience this? He is an over all happy baby. And another reason I have a concern about this is if I don't offer him feedings while he is screeching by the time he starts to cry he is become so worked up so quickly after he starts to cry that it is hard to get him to latch on. He screeches no matter the time of day, evening, or night (unless he is sleeping of course). I do understand screeching is normal for babies and it is their form of communication, but to the point that I can not tell the difference? And to the point that I want to bury my head under a pile of pillows. I mean shouldn't he fuss or cry when he becomes hungry and not just continue the same screeching....?
4. And he also wakes from his naps crying like if he was terrified (easiest way to explain it) and shaking. What is this waking him up?
Thanks moms!! I just want to know if this is all normal and any advice you may have! The screeching is ear piercing and give me a head ache.