We are having real problems with our baby screaming for sometimes over an hour after breastfeeding (and only after feeding).
We are trying our best to locate the cause of this but we don't seem to be getting anywhere. We have considered GERD (Acid reflux) and there is a strong connection to him 'puking up inside' and a sour expression on his face and then uncontrollable painful screaming, with legs pulled up to body, clenched fists, hitting out, arching back. We do everything we can to console him but nothing works. We sleep him at a 30 degree angle, we burp conciously after every feed, we hold up right, and hold him in a harness upright alot of the day.
My wife also seems to overproduce and have OALD, we have tried many different ways to slow the rate down, (expressing a bit at first). We are seeing alot of dirty nappies and at one point baby was nursing every 1-2 hours. Baby has put on 500g within 6 days. My wife is constantly leaking milk, and we are a bit afraid he is only getting lactose rich foremilk and never getting to the hindmilk, which is making him gassy.
We have cut out all milk from my wifes diet, with no immediate affects (baby is 16 days old now and has suffered this problem since day 2).
We also have tried Minifom (a prescription free colic medication) which is a way to breakup all the gas in the tummy, with no luck.
Personally, I see our baby Reflux, and scream 5 seconds later and not stop so I cannot help link it to that (He doesn't throw up so often maybe 2-3 times a day but not such big throw ups).
Talking to the health pros here they just reply either 'yeah all babies have reflux he'll grow out of it' or that the baby has been overfed due to overproduction (denying baby the milk leads to long high screaming sessions also).
We are at wits ends, and don't seem to be getting much help or sleep, any ideas, guides?
(by the way , I am not the mother as you may have guessed but the father, I am sure the mother would write here if she had the time and energy I hope you will bare with us on this one!)