My son is almost 4 mos old and has been exclusively bf. He has been diagnosed with Acid Reflux so he is on Zantac. I recently went to see a GI doctor and they told me that he is probably suffering from food allergies (even though there hasn't been any blood in his stool). The GI dr came to this conclusion because of my son's loose stool and he had a small rash on his cheeks which has cleared up since then. So for two days now I have eliminated dairy from my diet - difficult but I guess I'll get the hang of it. I bought a can of formula (Alimentum) but cry every time I think of using it. I'm just so tired of my little man crying and wish I could take his pain away but I don't know what's wrong. He hasn't been sleeping well, hardly napping throughout the day and not sleeping more than 2 hours at a clip at night. I thought he might be teething since he drools like my chocolate lab and chews on his pacifier like crazy! Lately when he is nursing he occasionally pulls away and gets frustrated. I was afraid he might have an ear infection but he doesn't. My husband and I even tried to put cereal in pumped milk to help with the reflux but my son just threw it all up and continued to vomit all through the night (bile and all) - it was horrible. And to top everything off he hates the car seat! He screams in the car the whole time. I've checked the straps, his clothes, temp. , etc. - I don't know what else to do.
I'm overwhelmed. I don't want to stop bf - it has become so important to me but I feel myself starting to lose it. Any advice?