Re: Baby crying ALL the time and wanting to nurse all the time
Great! As long as you are seeing normal diaper output, the basics- that is, getting the baby fed- are covered. Sometimes babies who nurse all. day. long. are babies who are having trouble getting enough to eat, so whatever your problems are, at least you don't have to worry that your baby is starving.
He is having about 2-4 poopy diapers a day and 6 wet diapers (and usually the poopy ones are wet too).
Just 1 more question- what color are his poops? Blackish/brown, greenish, or yellow?
You must be so uncomfortable! Are you able to nurse lying down?
I am basically sitting on the coach all day long, but I get so uncomfortable. I also ended up having to get an emergency C-section (after 32 hours of labor) and it is making it really difficult to rest and recuperate.
It's possible that what your baby wants is not so much to be fed as to be held. Do you have help at home right now? If so, I'd encourage you to get that person to try wearing the baby in a sling (you could do it too, but I don't know how advisable that is while you're recovering from a c-section). Wrap-style carriers (like the Moby) are good for newborns, since they hold the baby upright and close, and support the head and neck.
BUT I am getting worried about the constant crying. If he isn't eating or sleeping than he is crying hysterically. It really seems like he is in pain and something is seriously wrong...
Another thing you might want to try is getting to the baby early. Newborns often give hunger cues like rooting or sucking on their fists before escalating to full-blown screams. If you get the baby onto the breast when he's in that hungry phase, but not yet desperate to eat, you might cut out a lot of the screaming.
A third thing to try would be to burp the baby well and change his diaper in between breasts. That
Now, if getting to the baby early, wearing him, and keeping him alert at the breast (see the links in my first post on your thread) don't help, then I would go and see the doctor. If you perceive that the baby seems to be in pain, it's possible that he is- it could be an ear infection, it could be acid reflux...
What you're going through is super frustrating. And it's likely harder for you because you had a c-section- nursing a newborn is challenging enough without the pain of an incision and the exhaustion and emotional letdown that comes from processing a difficult birth.
I am getting super frustrated and find myself breaking down in tears all the time.
Don't be afraid to reach out for help, Mama!
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