At least before I have to go back to work in 8 weeks *
I've read through previous posts with similar issues but I need to hear it again I'm super stressed out about this ...
I have a beautiful 4 week old baby boy. Unfortunately he has colic or that's the only explanation myself and doctor can think of! No health issues causing it - fed, changed, soothed continuously, etc etc.. *He does have horrible gas pains Ive done the tummy massage, tried drops etc, doesnt work.*Love him to death but it's been extremely challenging, and I mean that in the most loving way.*
He literally nurses none stop. I know a lot of it is comfort nursing and that's fine but I've done 4 plus hours at a time on multiple occasions, daily really - only to stop when he falls asleep (which he'll only do on me by the way -and I love it but can't get anything done- and he screams if I try carrying in a wrap.) If he's awake and not being changed/bathed, he's latched on.*
I've seem replies to similar posts saying it's normal and that their LO's did the same thing - nursing every 2 hours or even 1 hour .. But thats where I differ.. It's not every 2 hours or even every 1 hour .. Not even a 20 min break - it's continual. Of course I do it because it is absolutely the only thing that soothes him.*
I know he's so little still and likes to be close to me, which I love .. I just want to hear from other mothers that had a LO that was the same way and that it did pass and when did it pass? As a side note, he's gaining weight well (born at 7lb 6oz - now at 4 weeks 10lb 2oz! - doesn't spit up, a lot of wet/soiled diapers each day).
Thank you guys for the support! I absolutely love these forums and look forward to reading/learnig a lot more!*
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