There's no back arching, it's all arms and leg movements, particularly if we try to swaddle him- then it's kick kick kick until the swaddle is gone.
We haven't tried a binky yet- I actually just went out and bought one this afternoon, and will try tonight if it works.
During the day he sleeps in a combination of basinette and sometimes a baby papizan rocking chair, or just in our arms... we've had a lot of visitors who just want to hold him a lot, so there's a lot of sleeping that way, unfortunately. My mother in law in particular, who has been staying with us this week, does NOT want to put him anywhere but the papizan during the day. She's convinced and obsessed with his gas, and "immature" system, and so thinks this is the way to solve it. I am just too tired and overwhelmed to continue to fight her on it, since every time I turn my back anyway, he's back in the chair.
He does spit up a lot. Probably about after 1/2 of the feedings, and definitely more often after feedings that are sort of frantic in nature.
I'm hoping it's not days and nights mixed up. I've been working to try and get more noise during the day and no lights on at night, just enough light to get him latched on. I also try to side lie nurse at night (if I can get a good latch), and nurse in a chair while talking to him during the day. He usually nurses with eyes closed at night and open during the day, so that's good. I think I need to change him before nursing rather than after, because I think changing after nursing just wakes him up again when he's been nursed to sleep.
Thanks for your comment :)
Originally Posted by Maternalove
A few questions... Is he arching his back with all the crazy arm and leg movement? Does he take a binky? Where does he sleep during the day? Does he spit up a lot during the day as well? Do you twilight nurse or get up and hold him?
A few things it may be, days and nights mixed up, reflux, or maybe he just wants to comfort nurse.