Liam has been full of gas the last week or so. The doctor at the maternity clinic suggested Ovol Drops and/or for me to give up dairy; however, he's not breast feeding enough and I'm not eating enough dairy as it is for that to have an effect.
I switched the bottles he was using because it seemed like he was taking in too much air. He does seem to be doing better with the new bottles.
We had our first follow-up appointment with our family doctor yesterday and I talked to him about switching the formula. I was using Similac Advanced because this is what the hospital had been using and I figured it would be a good idea since he was somewhat used to it. Yesterday, after the doctor's appointment, we started using Nestle Good Start. I know we'll have to give this a few days to see if it makes a difference.
The last two nights, Liam's been awake for most of the night and it's apparent that he's having gas pains. Could the switch in formula cause gas pains before it gets better?
Today, he's only taken an ounce at a time and then falls asleep for a couple of hours and does the same thing over again. Is this normal? He's usually taken three to four ounces at a times and slept for a few hours - including, during the night.
What's a normal feeding schedule for an infant three weeks old? I'm not sure what to be expecting at this point so every little change causes me anxiety!
I also feel like he's having issues with bowel movements. How often should I be seeing a soiled diaper? I feel like some days he has a few and then none on other days.
I just feel totally helpless because I can't fix this for him and just want to get a sense of what's normal/typical for infants at this stage and what everyone else is experiencing with their little ones...