Oh we started off so well. Both babies were breastfeeding so well and seemed quite happy most of the day. Yes they cried sometimes... all babies cry sometimes... but in the last week... Alice has taken it up several notches and throughout the day her cries go from normal (as in what she's been doing up until now) to full fledged screaming where I think there must be something going on. This all started about a week ago when she would start to nurse, be good for about ten minutes and then start wailing. She has been spitting up a ton also. I had to start supplementing her with expressed breastmilk which isn't ideal as it means I have to pump every feeding for her and I am just not ready for her to no longer breastfeed. I mean if feeding her expressed milk with a bottle is the only option then that's fine but I am hoping it isn't. In terms of bottles we have had to feed her solely with the tommee tippee anti colic bottle... their regular bottles seem to add to the spit up issue.
Last night she cried from oh about 4 o'clock to about 8 o'clock..... not a fun night.
I ended up running to the store and buying some homeopathic colic remedy. We gave her one dose last night and she seemed happy the rest of the night however Andrew was out all night at a work function and that dose was given when he got home so part of me is wondering whether she just wanted her Daddy.
Either way there is something up with her tummy and I am hoping to get to the bottom of it asap.
We have an appointment with our naturopath tomorrow so hopefully she will be able to help us out. I have read that regular GPs often overdiagnose infant GERD or reflux and prescribe Zantac. Um Zantac to my two month old... I think not!
Now I thought that colic was something you were born with and began very soon after birth... do you know if this is right or is it possible to develop a couple of months into life?