Hi everyone, it's me again! Finally got my LO to sleep for a bit, so I'm taking the time to make a quick post before I lose the chance!
My baby is three and half weeks old and we seem to be dealing with what feels like a few different issues, now (dunno if we are...could be just one ). She is fussy almost 24/7, now. Basically, the only time she isn't fussy is when she's asleep--and that's getting harder to get her to do! She wants to nurse all the time! But half the time she pulls off the breast every five minutes, fusses, chews on her hand like she's hungry (even after she's nursed a long time with big swallows and gulps) goes back on the breast, fusses while on the breast...repeat several times. Other times, she cries while on the breast and tries to pull at my nipple like she's frustrated because there isn't enough milk or it isn't flowing fast enough.
Plus, she spits up a lot. Like, all the time. And since she fusses almost 24/7 now, I can't tell if she's fussing because of the spitting up or not. I'm beginning to wonder if she has a digestive problem of some sort and I wonder if I should call the pediatrician about it. My LO has an appointment in a few days, though, and I didn't know if I should wait for that to ask the Pediatrician or go ahead and call about all of this. My LO isn't running a fever or showing signs of illness. Her spit up is normal--no green or blood in it.
Also, I'm wondering what constitutes "mucousy" poop. Her bowel movements are regular. She gets enough to eat, from her diaper count. But her bowel movements, while yellow and curdy, have little string-like, almost mucousy bits in them--almost like thin little strings of snot (sorry, but that's the only way I can describe it). I wondered if that was normal, or if something is wrong. I don't always notice it in her poop, just sometimes.
I know this is a lot of information, but anyone care to hazard a few guesses as to what in the heck is going on? I'm getting almost no sleep (as compared to getting a little when she would sleep) because the baby has a hard time going to sleep anymore. She's always fussing, and half the time she'll start to fall asleep, then wake up, fuss, and we go through the whole nursing/fussing cycle again.