Re: Finicky and fussy
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby and on making it through the first 6 weeks! You definitely had a rougher go of it than most- I wish that when the pediatrician told you that supplementing was necessary, he/she had told you that you could supplement with breastmilk, and that by pumping all the supplements, you'd be making sure that your supply stayed adequate to the baby's needs.
Fussiness is really common in babies this age. It tends to worsen as the day goes on, so much so that there are commonly understood terms for it: the witching hour(s), fussy evenings, evenings-only colic. It doesn't necessarily indicate that your supply is poor or anything except that your baby is being a baby, and going through a difficult but normal neurodevelopmental stage.
How much formula are you using in a 24 hour period? And how are you supplying it- via bottle, syringe, SNS? Are you pumping at this point, and if so, how is it going?
Don't worry mama, this all sounds fixable and normal!!!
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