Britani - posted on 02/02/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
So, I had my third baby 1/18/14 and breastfeeding was going well until right before he hit his two week mark. He became very fussy and gassy, was spitting up more than usual and projectile vomited once. Since he was arching his back and stiffening his legs as if he was in pain, I took him to see the pediatrician. He told me to try milicon before feedings but other than that he wasn't concerned. I decided to try bottle feeding with a "breastflow" bottle (the ped. said okay to try temporarily) and he did very well for an entire day and night of feedings, and as soon as I put him on to nurse it was right back to the same symptoms, I was completely bummed! :( Since then the bottle stopped working properly so I bought a "nuk" bottle and he's ate with it once, did well. All of the symptoms are still present, I've had sleepless nights now, where before he was sleeping very well and waking every 2-3 hours with no problems at all. :( I am not sure if he has some sort of allergy or intolerance, reflux, or something else. I bought enfamil gentlease formula in case I needed to use it, but feel very confused and emotional about breastfeeding ending. I know formula can bring additional problems of its own, constipation, etc, so that has me nervous too. I just want to do whatever will help my baby feel better, whether it's breast milk or formula. Please, any advice or help is welcome!!!