Hi ladies! Looking for a little advice and/or commiserating about my newborn. Pretty much from day 1, Evelyn has been fussy. She was born on 11/18, wonderful, gentle waterbirth, 7#15oz. Nursed right away, couldn't ask for a better start. She didn't sleep much the first day and by day 2, the fussiness began and hasn't stopped. If she's not nursing or sleeping, she's fussing. Sometimes it's just a little but most of the time it's flat-out crying. I can't help but think something is going on and I don't know how to help her. I nurse on demand and she nurses very frequently - about once an hour unless sleeping. I'm totally fine with that but when she's done, she's still fussing and not content. Of course, I'm questioning if she's getting enough but she has plenty of pee diapers and about three poop diapers a day (although they are orangey and not seedy like normal breastfed babies. She does have a lot of tummy noises and I believe the gas is really bothering her. I've tried all the tricks in the book but she is still unhappy :( Last night, she started crying hysterically around 4pm and didn't stop until I rocked her to sleep/shhushing for hours. Didn't even want to nurse :( My first baby was very colicky but that didn't start until 5 weeks so this amount of funniness seems so early to me. Anyone have any experience with this? I'm wondering if it's acid reflux as she always has hiccups, grunts and pulls her legs up in her sleep so she's not getting good sleep to boot. Thanks, ladies, hope everyone is doing well with their new little ones!
Edited by EvsMom12 - 11/27/12 at 7:54am