I posted in other areas of Mothering, but I thought I would post here, too.
My baby is only 16 days old and she started out super mellow, however over the past couple days she has been bursting out screaming out of no where...not working up to a cry, but a scream. She'll do it while she's sleeping and also while she's nursing--she started out nursing like a champ, but now she'll just pop off the breast and scream as if she's in pain. She'll flail her arms & legs and her body will get stiff. She doesn't do it non-stop though--it's just as if something bothers her for a little while and then it passes. She poops and pees fine and she burps fairly often. I'm not sure what's going on, but I thought the best thing to do would be to try to modify my diet. Trouble is, I'm vegetarian, and it seems like *everything* on the list of foods that may bother breastfed babies is what's in my diet: soymilk, nuts, tofu, wheat, dairy (I eat a lot of yogurt), UGH!!! I've been avoiding broccoli, cheese, cabbage, & onions, but I feel like I'll have nothing left to eat if I cut out everything. Not to mention that I'm not even sure if this is the problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated--have any of you moms experienced this? Also, any vegetarian food suggestions would be great!