This is my first post, been lurking and reading for a while. My newborn is almost 4 weeks old. He is doing well with the breast as well as expressed milk occasionally. However, recently from about five in the evening til around seven, he nurses fine, but he seems to get very fussy and gassy. I try burping him and holding him so he has pressure on his stomach, but nothing seems to work. He cries, and clenches his little fists and his belly feels rock hard. However, at some point he seems to settle down and fall asleep, and then is fine throughout the night. However, at some point during the night he lets out a TON of gas. He seems to almost struggle to get it out. I have been watching what I eat, but it does not seem to help. He has regular bowl movements and wet diapers, and is gaining ok. It just seems as though he is in so much pain with the gas. Any solutions or advice? anything would be GREATLY appreciated. Also, he spits up quite a bit, and I do burp him frequently while feeding.
Thanks in advance