I am so frustrated and really hope someone's got some ideas for me!!
My son is ten weeks old, and he's always had a lot of gas, no matter what time of day, but over the last few weeks, he consistently wakes at 4:30 or 5:30 or so, squirming and grunting uncomfortably, sometimes with some yelling type crying although that doesn't last if I change his position. (Lying on his back to change him seems to make it worse temporarily, but sometimes better because I can coax out some gas by moving his legs and stimulating his rectal area with a diaper wipe.) He is not in horrible pain, in fact, he'll alternate between "talking" to me and fussing, and walking with him and cuddling seems to help. We end up taking him in bed to continue "gymnastics" like bicycling his legs and putting him on his tummy to work through bubbles.
I keep worrying that different foods are affecting him, and have cut back on dairy, chocolate, onions, garlic, broccoli, asparagus, and anything else that causes me to hesitate. But if it were something like dairy, why would it be only at this time of early morning? He doesn't take long naps, but when he fusses then it just isn't the same.
It seems to be four hours or so after late night feeding. Maybe I should try Mylicon drops consistently with that feeding? I have used them but really don't know that they work for him.
Also wondering if I am not diligent enough about burping him at the middle of the night feeding?
Note: we went downstairs this morning, and I plunked him in the swing. Not a peep, no more issues, but no apparent relief (no loud sounds of gas that seemed to help.) and as I am writing this he has fallen back asleep.
Is he being dramatic? could it be something I'm doing or eating? Is this, as the pediatrician tells me whenever I say ANYTHING, "normal??"
Sorry if this isn't very clear -- ask any necessary questions - I am bleary eyed and fuzzy and frustrated...and needed to vent and ask for some help!!!
Thanks in advance,