Baby #2 is 12 weeks old today and is gassy and uncomfortable most of the day and night. I've cut dairy, tomatoes, citrus, soy, onion, garlic, peppers and all seasonings except salt and black pepper for 2 months now (added soy back after one month of no change). She has consistent watery, mucosy, green stools. Her bowel movements are always explosive. She cries for about 3 hours every evening usually around 8-11pm. However, she is fussy and obviously in discomfort all day. You can hear her stomach gurgle from across the room. She also has very stiff muscle tone throughout the day and I have NEVER seen either of my kids look "milk drunk" or super relaxed.
She exclusively BFs about every 2 hours. I leak at every feeding or when she cries (I still wear breast
pads 24/7). I let her eat as long and as often as she wants. I also burp 2-3 times during feedings (she is a horrible burper). I also block feed. She gets only one breast at each feeding and if she's "snacking" then I keep to one breast for 2 hours. My breasts are often engorged, I spray all the time, she always gags and chokes and fusses at the breast often.
Baby #1 had horrible colic until around 9 months old when I stopped BFing completely. She only started getting a little better around 6 months when I began supplementing with formula. She was never comfortable, never happy and smiling. Now at almost 2 years old she's just super high maintenance and sensitive, but VERY happy.
My maternity leave ends today and I start working 12 hour shift tomorrow again. I am soooooo tempted to switch to formula. Please help me to keep BFing! I don't want to give up, but I HAVE to get some sleep to function at my job in a hospital.