Re: Desperately want to keep nursing...
with almost all of what the PP said. I think that the fussy evenings are probably just normal baby behavior, and the best way to deal with them is to roll with them. Both my girls have been evening screamers, and here's what I found helpful:
1. Nurse. Nurse nurse nurse nurse nurse. And then nurse some more.
2. Motion. Rock in a rocking chair, swing in a swing, ride in the car, stroll in the stroller.
3. Fresh air. Take baby outside. Something about the change of scene always worked miracles for us!
4. Warm water. A bath was always good for stopping the fussing for 20 minutes of so.
5. Closeness. Wear baby upright in a swing.
6. Decrease stimulation: turn down lights, turn off tv and music.
I think the best thing you can do is to ditch the formula and nurse at night, because if your baby is capable of getting full meals during the day he is probably capable of doing that at night, too, and then you won't have to pump, which isn't as good at maintaining your supply, anyway.
The only thing I disagree with the PP about is the laryngomalacia. I don't know that I'd want to contradict the doc's diagnosis when it comes to the squeaking. I might seek a second opinion, though!
One thing that might help us help you would be a complete weight history for your LO. Can you post that?
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