Hi everyone! My name is Kristi and i think my lil girl may have a milk protein allergy, or reflux, or something to do with me having too much milk. Im just not sure where to go from here. The problem is i also have an overactive letdown, a ton of milk and the symptoms of that, reflux and mp allergy all are very similar...im so confused and lost. I just want my baby to feel better.
She is nine weeks, and these are the symptoms I am noticing...let me know what you think.
1.Very fussy. She eats, shell be happy for maybe 15 min before she starts fussing again. Usually we can distract her for a while, but unless she is napping the only way she calms down is to put her back at my breast. She pretty much wants to sit on my breast for hours and hours. Its making getting anything done, very hard.
2.She eats constantly, sometimes every half hour. (which is probably from my oversupply?) and acts starving, even if she just ate like 20 minutes ago.
3.She has terrible gas. Where she cries and grunts and the smell could take out a small village lol
4.She only has a bowel movement every few days, and when she does the smell is HORRID, and it is very mucus like.Not the normal, seedy looking poop. I havent noticed any blood but to tell you the truth it smells so bad i just try to clean her up asap.
5.Sometimes, she will be sleeping and just let out this terrible scream like someone just pinched her. Its so sad. She really seems like she is pain.
6.She gets the hiccups a lot. And they really bother her. The only way to calm her is to breastfeed her during them.
With me, Im having trouble with clogged ducts and mastitis. Ive had it 3 times so far. If i miss one single feeding i have problems. She started sleepign longer at night and i woke up this morning with a very hard lumpy breast. Im scared its going to turn into another infection, but this is the breast that already produces more than the other so i dont want to feed too much off that one side. Im having so many problems and Im really getting down about breastfeeding. I didnt realize this was going to be so hard.
ok, whew...i know this is long....and thank you if you have made it this far! I just really want to help my baby feel better. I want my happy go lucky baby back