My 2.5-day-old has cried inconsolably the last two nights except when latched on at the breast. He's been burping and passing gas like crazy, and a lot of the time when he's sucking, I can hear air bubbles moving down his abdomen. He has also frequently passed gas upon latching on and sucking. He vacuum seals himself to my breast like his life depends on it, even when not sucking much. If you pop him off, even after 30 minutes or so, he will often start howling as if in pain. He hasn't had a bm for 18+ hours, despite 5 or 6 previous bms. Any ideas? Definitely going to try to see a pediatrician tomorrow (today, really!), but would love it if anyone has any clues!
Excessive gas and screaming?
My daughter did this the first week or so, although she hadn't missed a BM so that is something you definitely need to get checked out, which of course you are.
It could be something you eat, it could just be adjusting to life outside the womb.
I went to a homeopath and she chose a remedy that I took before feeding and also crushed on a spoon to a fine powder and dabbed it in my daughters mouth.
It seemed to do the trick in a few days, but it may have also been time passing that helped.
I hope all is ok and you find a solution.