This morning my LO screamed for 4 hour straight I could tell he was super uncomfortable from gas (as he has been for several weeks) but he's never quite cried like this and for as long as he did. I called my ped and they said the doctor was out for the day and since I had just started him on a new medication today, it would be best to take him to the emergency room. No fever, etc. Just screaming.*
Fast forward, they did an xray of his abdomen and it was literally FULL of gas! No wonder the poor thing is always in pain and SO uncomfortable I feel terrible.*
I'm EBF and the pedi there suggested I try a soy formula for a week to see if it helps. I am totally devastated and I would feel so guilty if I switched to formula but I just hate seeing him in so much pain *
I really don't know what to do. I'm just exhausted and sad. We've done gas drops, colic calm, gripe water, I've eliminated all soy/dairy - I'm literally eating plain oatmeal with a little almond milk, green/yellow squash, and chicken breast-, I've had his tongue tie snipped, Zantac, chiropractor session, constant tummy massages, bicycling legs, probiotics, and now this new medication.*
I guess I just need to vent. I feel so defeated. All I've ever wanted to do was breastfeed for the first year and I'm just so depressed. I know he needs all the antibodies but I also know a lot of FF babies do just fine. ugh.*
He comfort nurses just as much as he eats (won't go to sleep without my nipple in hid mouth lol whole other problem in and of itself ) so by not breastfeeding I know he'd be upset by not being to at comfort suck and he won't take a pacifier which I never had intended on giving him anyway.