Do I have the worst baby ever?

Mallory - posted on 10/14/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )




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I need your wisdom and advice. I know someone has had this problem and will have some advice, please help.

Our daughter is 5 months old. She is breast fed. From the beginning she has been ten times harder to take care of than our older children were. She has trouble with everything. (sleeping, eating, pooping). She was diagnosed with Colic at about 2-3 months. That diagnosis was based on the amount of spitting up she does along with some digestion discomfort.

I read online that I could try cutting out dairy and did this. We were amazed at the results. All the sudden she slept 6 hours at time, didn't cry all the time and was a lot happier in general.

Then she got progressively worse over the last four weeks.

Here is what's going on.

She eats about every 1-3 hours. She doesn't sleep more than 2-3 hours at a time. [On another note the ONLY way we can get her to sleep is swaddled, in a swing, with really loud white noise on. We turn the white noise off after she is asleep sometimes] She does this from about 9pm to 7am. Then she is up for the day. She rarely naps. If she does nap it is for 15-30 minutes one time a day. She spits up a lot. 2-4 times in between feedings. She spits up about a half ounce to 1 ounce. She has a normal amount of pee diapers and poops about 2-4 times a day. There was a time two weeks ago that there were streaks of blood in her poop. This also happened a couple times around month 2. A few weeks ago we thought that she had Reflux and when we went to the doctor she prescribed Zantac. We started giving this to her and did so for about a week. We stopped because it was horrible to give it to her and we didn't see any difference.

Some other things to consider-

She might be teething, we give her cold rings and sometimes Tylenol. We rarely give her tylenol because the result wasn't great anyway.

She is in the 90th percentile for height and 30th for weight.

I'm a stay at home mom.

She cries when she gets put in her rear facing car seat and usually continues the whole time we are in the car.

She likes being in a 45% angle bouncer so that is the same angle as the car seat so it isn't the angle of the car seat she doesn't like.

We have tried sitting in the back talking to her and that doesn't work. I think it is just that she likes to be held.

She does like to be upright. There was a time when she cried when we laid her on the changing table, or when we laid her flat at all! All we had to do to get her to stop crying was stand her up.

Paternal Grama has Celiac Disease. There are no other allergies in either of our families.

Thank You so much for any help,


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