Just out of curiosity, have you taken baby in to her doctor to rule out reflux? Perhaps baby is sensitive to something in your diet (I can't recall if you've done an elimination diet or not)?
Yes - I have tried the diet over the past 3 weeks and have seen no results from this. The doctor has ruled out reflux. We were concerned with this since my youngest son had a bad case of relux (an many other issues). I had to use Nutramigen for him.
By offering formula, you might even be upsetting her tummy. Formula is pretty hard for them to digest.
I understand that it can be hard to digest, and believe me, I would rather give BM than formula, especially since we live and Organic/natural lifestyle. But, I also have to put her needs first. She has not had the crying fits after eating since we have been supplementing the formula at night for her. She also seems to eat better and is back to her happy, alert, playful self. And her poo is back to normal, so I have got to think the formula is helping her and providing her with something my body can not currently do.
This makes me believe that I am not producing enough for her. I try to get her to feed at night, but she sucks for a bit and then refuses the breast, so I try and make sure when we supplement her at night, that I pump for 5 - 10 minutes on each side as my husband feeds her.
Hopefully I will be able to get my supply up, especially at night and stop supplementing with formula.
Perhaps when baby was crying so much the other night with her Daddy is because she wanted you?
This could be the case, but I had spent the entire day with her screaming and crying - mostly after feeding. I also had just fed her before I went to bed for much needed sleep. And my husband has that "special touch" with her. Where he can get her to calm down and stop crying at times when I can not.
Have you checked out the Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp?
I have not, where can I locate this? More knowledge is best