Emily - posted on 10/12/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
She is 3 1/2 months. She's been acting this way ever since I stopped breastfeeding at 2 weeks old.. I didnt want to but after getting mastitus 3 times (3rd time it was DOUBLE mastitus) & admitted to the emergency room, I just couldnt hang on anymore. Please no bashing. I know breast milk is the best milk but I cannot go back in time.
Anyways I'm a young mom at 21, husband 24. For 2 months now my daughter crys, what seems like all day. Only in the morning is she really happy & acts like a normal loving baby. But starting from noon to midnight shes fussy. ALL day long. Some days its screaming at the top of her lungs constantly. Shes always tired. She takes 15 minute naps about every 2 hours. Theyre not long because she wakes up crying in pain. The only time shes happy is when shes eating. But shes pretty plump & i know im over feeding her. I try not to but when i give her a bottle she acts like shes STARVING! & Scarfs the whole bottle down. We have tried simulac sensitive, soy isomil, & now the doctor has us using nutrigeman. Which its almost been two weeks & no big difference...
Her poop hasnt been normal looking since she was breastfed. Yes I know breastfed & formula poop looks different. But her poop is completely LIQUID. With soy its dark liquid & with nutrigamen its light liquid.
She is SO gassy with all of them. she wakes up through out the night still because she has SO much gas. I have tried gas drops orally & in her bottle, It helps. I've tried colic calm & see no change.. I've tried mylanta as doctor recommended. It helps a little.. Car rides no longer help. Im worried for her. She's always in so much pain I feel like its taking a toll on her. & now it's taking a toll on me & effecting me as a mother. I never expected my baby would go through this. I wasn't even aware of colic. But.. is she really even COLIC? or is it worse? My husband & I are going through relationship problems because of it. Sometimes I just go sleep in my daughers room on the couch, I cant handle it. But I care less about that & more about her agony. You can tell the difference between a fussy cry, hungry cry & a painful cry.
I just dont know what to do anymore. I want to give up.