Couple differe nt things going on here with the little babe. (5 wks old/ebf/co-sleeping)
lYesterday, I noticed he was 'gagging' somewhat- took me by suprise- kinda scary but it didnt last long and nothing came up. It happened 3 times. But normal behavior otherwise. I just noted it and looked it up in Dr. Sears book- didnt really get a clear answer. When I took him to his 1 mn check up, last week, I had Ped. look at his tongue- It is white- She examined and said it's not thrush, just milk residue- not on lips, cheeks, anything like that. Also, was advised I would be itchy or show signs on nipples as well. Ok, back to last night, My mother insisted DH and I go grab a bite to eat, she has been around him almost everyday of his life, I always protest, but I gave in this time- I feel terrible when Im away from him, 2nd time of eating out no more than an hour away, still! too long but anyway, I trust her 100%. LUCKY to have her. Nursed him right before I left. So we went and came back asap- He was fussy for the rest of the night- he would fuss at the breast- latch on for a few min and then pull off/ cry/ whine a bit/ I could not completely console him/ i was in tears/ that never happens. I felt like he was "mad" at me or it was bothering/hurting him to nurse. Rough night. Feel guilty and dont want to leave him even for a second. Ok- jumping around- called my Ped just this morning, she said it still doesnt sound like thrush, maybe reflux cause of gagging? He has not gagged in the last 10 hours that I know of.She also said he could have sensed I was away, maybe a little hurt/ mad? That was the cause of fussiness last nigtht. It's never the case that I can't console him and so it was hard for me!! God love the little thing. Sorry this is long and a lot going on. Would love to hear others experiences with this and perspective. Thanks again! Great support here!