YUSTINA - posted on 05/13/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi everybody! I am brand new in these forums, and I am feeling kind of bad so any kind word of wisdom is desperately needed here!!
My baby is 3 months old now, he is exclusively breastfed since day one but also, since day one he has been VERY fussy!! He calms down when you pick him up but, after eating he is calm for a while then starts arching his back and kicking his legs, which leads me to the conclusion that he has a bit of pain or extreme discomfort from gas.
Well, this is my dilemma, I do NOT want to stop breastfeeding but it seems now that that will be my only choice. I do not eat anything consistently in my diet however, I do incline for wheat toast, eggs, vegetables, a little fruit, tons of water.....I seldom eat any dairy, and he just seems to be the same since he was born, regardless of what I eat or do. I started feeding him on one side only each feeding to see if that helped with his gas but nothing. Well, last night after a painful day, I gave him a bottle with NEOCATE formula, he finished and was SO HAPPY, he even fell asleep on his own, which never ever happens unless you rock him!
I do not want to stop breastfeeding until its time, but I want my baby to be happy, to get enough rest and be happy!
Any words of wisdom out there?
Thank you all so much in advance!