Looking for a bit of direction here.
My girl is 7 weeks old and has been fussy and crying for some weeks now with plenty of green poop. She and I have moved in with my parents as my husband is at a military training for the summer. This is my first baby, and according to what I've researched on the internet it seems she is intolerant to something I'm eating or we have a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance thing going on. Others think she just has mystery colic.
My mother keeps insisting I get her into a doctor as she has never seen a baby cry so much (she raised seven kids).
While I'm hardly opposed to doctors, I've never believed in running to them for every little thing. We have our vaccinations appointment next week and I figure I'll ask about things then, though my mother has been urging me to get her in sooner.
So our classic adult vs adult thing here is: She thinks something serious is going on and I don't think my daughter is NEARLY as fussy and colicky as all the other stories I've heard from friends.
I gave up dairy about a week ago and plan to begin giving up wheat today and I'm trying to be much better about block feeding to see if this helps.
My daughter's symptoms:
Fussy and crying in the late afternoon and evening (but can be soothed so I wouldn't consider it inconsolable)
Green stools with mucous (some yellow stools but more green than yellow)
So... should I see if I can't get her into a doctor sooner or should I just attempt the block feeding and elimination diets on my own?