Tonight my DH and I went to dinner with the in laws and my 3 mo. little boy had a crying fit/meltdown while we were out. I know I shouldn't say this (as I'm jinxing myself), but he never cries. Only times I can think of has been when I burp him between breasts during a feeding and he was hungry and wanted to eat still and not to burp.
Tonight I was in a hurry to get out of the house and nursed him and attempted to burp him, but he didn't (which happens sometimes). I put him in the carseat and drove to dinner. After about 30 minutes post feeding he started to scream "bloody murder" for the next 20 minutes or so. I thought my husband was going to try and rush him to the ER! I'm almost positive it was gas (he would strain and push against your shoulder when you held him) and eventually after some Mylicon drops, he fell asleep. Thank goodness my MIL was there to comfort my LO and my DH!
It was frightening to see the little guy's face scrunched up like that, turning red and crying. Poor little guy. My question to others out there is how many people give their LOs Mylicon drops with every feeding or every four hours and how many just give it when they have an episode like that? I'm not a fan of just giving any medication preventatively and especially to a baby. Any thoughts or advice people have been given from their pediatrician?