Re: Fussy, unhappy, constant pain during the day and while s
For a 4 month old baby, a 5-10 minute feeding is totally normal. It's usually newborns who feed for long periods. Older babies are usually much more efficient at the breast, and so interested in the world around them that they are less interested in long periods of comfort nursing. One of my kids started feeding for 5-10 minutes at around 4 months, the other did it from birth onwards. Both were totally normal babies!
I would see a different doc. It's quite possible that what you're seeing is the 4 month fussies and 4 month sleep "regression", but if one doc thought that reflux was a possibility then maybe another doc will be able to rule in/rule out that possibility,or suggest another medication or a different dosage of medication.
I would avoid feeding off just one breast unless you know you have an oversupply problem and the baby's poops are consistently green. I would also avoid baby food- it's not supposed to be introduced until 6 months, it's hard on a baby's tummy, and "thickened feeds" aren't a good treatment for reflux, AFAIK.
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