So from day 1, Henry has been a fussbutt. His pediatrician has twice referred to him a fussbox. He screams and screams unless he has a boob in his mouth. He does a lot of comfort nursing, which I think is giving him gas.
We have tried the happiest baby on the block, none of it works. NONE of it!!! We have tried the car, the vacuum, the dryer. Nope screams his head off. I have put him in all of my baby carriers which he likes for like 10 minutes.
I can't nurse him every 5 minutes, my nips are cracked, bleeding and feel like knives are stabbing them. I'm using my natural birthing breathing techniques to get thru feedings/comfort nursing. His latch is really pretty good though, I've been working with an LC and she agrees. I just think he is on the boob too much.
So his witching hours are between 2pm and 9pm. He will scream non stop during this time. BUT...at night, he sleeps thru the night. He slept 7 hours last night and I tried to wake him to feed and he wouldn't have it..just kept sleeping. I figured since he is nursing 7 hours straight, I might as well let him sleep thru the night. What do you ladies think?
Mornings are ok too. He usually eats every 2 hours between 6am and 2pm...then by afternoon he turns into a pirana baby.
Here's something else. His right shoulder pops sometimes...its creepy. I'm thinking of taking im to the chiro.
I know its too early to diagnose as colic but 7 hours of non stop crying baby has me worried. Its the kind of cry where he won't let air into his lungs.
Any advice mommas? Sorry I haven't been on here as much. This mom stuff is hard. Plus my dad had 2 heart attacks today, that makes his 3rd and 4th heart attack. We are all really scared. I tried to go up to the hospital to visit and the nurses freaked out that I had a newborn with me. I figured in the cardio wing he wouldn't be at risk, but they asked me to leave bc it wasn't safe. So I gave Henry to my husband, who doesn't have boobs and lil man just cried the whole time I was with my dad.
Ugh sorry I'm a mess. Any advice on the baby stuff is greatly appreciated.