Re: Eats, spits up and still not happy???? Constantly feeding
What you describe sounds very normal for such a young baby. Many babies have a lot of fussiness in the afternoon and evening- it's so common that there are names for the pattern ("the witching hours," "evenings-only colic," etc.). It's generally not happening because there's something wrong with your milk supply. It's just a baby being a baby. With my kids, I always felt like it was happening because they were too tired to eat and too hungry to fall asleep... Anyway, here are some things you can try:
- Motion. Give your baby a ride in a sling, stroller, or a swing, rock him in a rocking chair, take him for a drive in the car.
- Swaddle. Some babies calm down when swaddled.
- Go outside. Fresh air can work like magic. With my second kid, we just took her outside every evening from around 6 to 8, and she would quiet right down!
- Bath. Warm water can really soothe!
- Nurse. There's no reason not to. I know it's tiring, but I for one would rather have a baby attached to me than a baby screaming at me!
If the above doesn't seem like it matches what you're experiencing, a growth spurt would be my alternate guess. There's a big one at around 3 weeks of age!
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