My 13 month old has been crying and screaming since he was a month old

Joni - posted on 04/24/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a mother of two boys. My older son is a very happy child with occasional outbursts like most two year olds. My 13 month old son is an entirely different story. He has been cranky and inconsolable since birth. Nothing makes him happy. He screams and thrashes to the point of exhaustion. He was a difficult birth. He suffered from shoulder dystocia at birth and had his cord around his neck. At the age of 12 weeks, he was diagnosed with laryngomalacia which is extra tissue in his larynx. This causes him to have noisy breathing. He sleeps through the night but when he's awake, he's crying or screaming 75% of the time. The pediatrician says he is just a difficult baby but I think something is wrong with him. First they said it was colic but he should have grown out of that by now. Then they said maybe acid reflux but medication doesn't seem to make a difference. They say I'm just an overwhelmed mother. I am overwhelmed but that's because he cries all the time. I look forward to going to work to have a break from the noise. We have lost 3 babysitters because they say he is too difficult and disruptive to the other children. I'm soon going to have to quit a job I love because we won't have daycare yet again. He has an appointment with a GI specialist in a few weeks. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Mary - posted on 04/24/2016




Hi Joni!
I'm sorry to hear you and your son are experiencing this. I would agree that something is going on. I would continue to listen to you instincts and take him to other doctors and specialists and see if you can't locate the problem. And I think that it was not appropriate for anyone to tell you he is just a difficult baby and you are an overwhelmed mother. Any mother I know you have felt the same way as you had they experienced what you have. I hope you find some relief for yourself and him soon!

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