Megan - posted on 10/05/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
I am a new mom to a baby boy born on June 1st. He was born C-Section breech and had some trauma as a result of the birth. He was a screamer from the very first night he was born, and never stopped. The first week he was home he screamed most of the time- worse at night. Everyone said it was colic and it would get better. That was four months ago! Around nine weeks he started improving slightly, and then got worse again at twelve weeks. I stopped eating dairy, and that also helped considerably. He is exclusively breast milk fed, with expressed milk when I am at work. I am at the end of my rope. I feel like I have done remarkably well with him since he has done nothing but scream most of his life. I just don't know if now I am so hyper-sensitive that he just seems fussy, but is really normal, or if he is still super fussy. He cries when it is time for a nap, no matter how I try to put him down, he screams bloody murder when he wakes up. He screams when he is hungry, then screams when he is done and I burp him. He screams for hours before going down for the night. Okay, maybe I am making it sound more dramatic, but that is seriously how it feels!! Some days I just feel so strung out and tired. I am getting so that I feel really detached from him, and angry. I know it isn't healthy, but I don't know what to do. We have no family here, and the only time I get away from him is when I go to work in a stressful Emergency Room one or two days a week! My husband doesn't help much because he is dealing with his own postpartum depression! I just don't know what to do- need encouragement, I guess. Maybe to hear from those of you who had similar babies and survived! I just wonder when he will stop crying so much. It tears me apart, especially when I cannot seem to do anything to stop it.