My five week old is "colicky" which I personally dont care for the term but yeah.
Its basically a catch all for he cries ALL THE TIME! Yesterday, after three straight days of screaming I finally took him in and just said okay cant we do ANYTHING? and basically the nurse said nope he really isnt that bad...this while he is clawing me and screaming his head off and after about 5-10 minutes of this he will hold his breathe so i normally blow in his face a bit to get him to breathe again. Then the nurse said well have we tried a different formula? I said no we havent hes bfed and she said oh well have you tried formula? maybe he just needs more than he is getting. I told her he had gained well and I had pumped in an attempt to find out how much he was getting at each feed and when I pumped I got 3 1/2 ounces about 2 hours after the last feed on that side (we single side feed) and she said that some pumps empty the breast better than a baby (not!) so he may not actually be eating that much and maybe try giving him a bottle of formula. I told her I had given him 6 ounces of ebm before and he would eat 6 ounces and then SCREAM some more and generally spit up pretty bad. She said the only thing to do is to try formula...by this point I was more than a bit put off by her...i really dont know what her deal was but its bothering me! Ds was only 5 10 at birth....at one month he was 8 4 and yesterday he was 8 14. I feel like he is getting enough but still i dont know and i feel so horrible when he screams like that....he seems so miserable! And then when he isnt in pain he is such a sweet little thing! I just dont know what to do...I know I want to keep bfing but these stupid people have been so um un helpfull!!