fussy baby!

Mary - posted on 08/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i know of a mom who drank lots of caffiene throughout her pregnancy. her baby is sooo fussy and has switched her formula 3 times for not being able to keep it down. her baby hates to be put down, in the swing, in the playpen. she gets so mad when she thinks she doesn't have the bottle in her mouth. she moves alot and just doesn't keep still. she rarely sleeps too. is there anything she can give her or does she just have to grow out of it? i always told her not to drink alot of caffiene but she wouldn't listen. trying to be a friend and i guess she doesn't like to be told anything. her baby is VERY HARD to take care of. appreciate any advice, thank you!

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Sarah - posted on 08/28/2013

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My guess is that it is not the caffeine that is making the baby fussy. For the most part caffeine affects the mother more then the baby. My guess is that baby has acid reflux. All the things you are describing sounds like what a baby does when they have that. Very fussy, does not like to be laid down, always wants the bottle in their mouth, etc. With reflux it is painful, so baby is fussy. The acid moves up into their throat when they lay down, thus causing pain and them not wanting to be laid down. She needs to talk to her doctor about what baby is doing. There are certain formulas that are made for reflux and also certain medications that the doc. can prescribe to help the acid stay down. Another thing the doc. may want to look into is a milk allergy as this has a similar reaction as reflux. What can help in the meantime is trying to lay baby at an angle, so she is not laying flat....this helps with the acid not going up as much.

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Mary - posted on 08/28/2013

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thank you so much for the information and advice. matches to the T! she is very hard to burp, it takes her a while too. i feel 4 her so much. but mama thinks there is nothing wrong with her. i will let her know and i will let you know what she says and does. no since in her suffering like this. thank you again.

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