Re: gassy / fussy baby please help
Those formula commercials make it look so easy, right? Their miracle liquid is designed to soothe gassy and sensitive babies. And look at that relaxed mom in her clean house, cuddling her adorable cooing baby! It looks good, right? I know it did to me when I was having trouble nursing my firstborn.
Mama, formula companies prey on your feelings of insecurity and vulnerability, and your love for your child. They make their living from convincing moms that their milk isn't good enough. Well, forget it. Your milk is way better for your baby than anything that comes from a can.
Can you tell us more about your baby, what he's doing, how you can tell he's in pain, what time of day the pain seems worst, and what his weight gain and poops are like? Sometimes there's a clue in the baby's behavior that will reveal what the root cause of his discomfort is. It can be allergies, it can be reflux, it can be difficulty managing the milk flow, sometimes it's colic. Hopefully we can help you tease out a reasonable hypothesis, and give you some helpful strategies for managing whatever is causing you and your baby distress.
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