Hi There --
My DS and I have struggled through breastfeeding and finally got into the swing of things when he was 9 weeks ago. Over the past month he has been extremely fussy - arching his back and having inconsolable crying spurts due to what we believe is gas. We have been giving him Zantac and also have tried Simethicone/Gripe Water. My husband begged for us to try a formula for gassy babies this weekend to see if it would change his behavior (we haven't been getting much sleep at my house.) He has been able to burp and be less gassy than he was and seems to arch his back less. He has only spit up a handful of times ever and it hasn't been much.
In saying this -- it breaks my heart to think that we finally got into the swing of things and now we are dealing with the milk causing gas issues. Is this just a phase that babies go through? Or is it something with what I have been eating? I know that a lot of babies have an issue with dairy - but when looking to try to eliminate it from my diet it seems that all I can eat is rice and chicken. I am currently pumping and freezing my milk in case something were to change but wanted to get some advice before giving up on breastfeeding. I just went back to work this past week which has added another layer of stress
Also -- my mom was trying to tell me that if you are stressed that stress hormones pass through the milk? What new mommy isn't stressed?