Hello All, I wrote a post not long ago about my struggles with oversupply and reflux, possible milk allergy.
Things seemed to get so much better without us changing anything.
My milk settled down and Taylor was so much happier, loving tummy time although he stilled spat up a fair bit it didnt seem to bother him.
Then a couple of weeks ago Taylor started getting very restless at night, waking frequently and it wasnt anything he had ever been like. (usually slept 8 hours then 3 or at least 5 hours then three, then three again).
I decided to stop giving him rice cereal we were trying out and he went back to sleeping much better.
However he then started getting very grizzly during the day, once i started letting him feed for as long as possible he seemed alot happier so i figured he musnt have been getting enough milk, particularly seeing as he hasnt been demanding a night time feed and has changed his routine drastically and now eating every 4-4 &1/2 hours instead of 3 hourly.
Taylor slept 11 and a half hours. I couldnt believe it! I figured he must have been getting too much foremilk for his last feed and having difficulty digesting it?
But then all of a sudden taylor has started waking frequently again and this time it seems to be wind again. We know its cold where we are at the moment but I dress him in a singlet, socks, a long sleeved romper, a polyester sleeping bag with sleeves, two flanelette sheets and a muslin wrap (used as a sheet). Im very aware of SIDS and overheating but even when he has slept in our bed with the doona and sheets and our body warmth, he has seemed just warm enough.
I am struggling to resettle him without picking him up and its way too cold to give him a bath in the middle of the night. I try massaging him in his cot but he protests, i try pumping his legs, sometimes this works but generally not. Ive tried infacol, etc but they make him very unhappy and i think in pain too (maybe the reflux problems he had?)
I just dont know and im struggling. I cant figure out why he is soooo gassy and how to settle him. I really wanted to give him an anti-colic bottle but he wont take them, not from me not from my mum or my partner. So i thought about weaning him straight onto a sippy cup but i dont want him to protest that either. I enjoy brreastfeeding him but i am starting to feel very drained. I dont want to giv formula, i never have and i even think that i will continue to use my own milk in his food and as a drink down the track until he is older.
I worry i am overlooking something here, that he might still be suffering reflux or an allergy but i have been to the dr's heaps of times and they continue to tell me he's fine.
Anyone experienced anything like this? Any suggestions?