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post #21 of 43
the ring sling is really hard for me, but the kangaroo korner fleece pouch has been a lifesaver here, it stops the fussing in seconds, and is so, so easy to use!
post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by look11 View Post
Fisher's had some serious gas issues, fortunately not TOO many, but it seems to come on at night. He's obviously in pain. When it gets really bad, we do gripe water. We relied on it almost daily with dd1 and it does help.

What is gripe water? My LO has serious gas issues, too, and I feel bad giving him so much Mylicon.
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by mrsbass View Post
What is gripe water? My LO has serious gas issues, too, and I feel bad giving him so much Mylicon.
It's good stuff!

http://blissbymom.com/

There are other brands.formulations, but that's the obly one I've ever tried.
post #24 of 43
I've used Baby Bliss and Little Remedies and some other brand of gripe water all with success. But...I LOST IT! Our gripe water, that is. Colic tablets work similarly, though, and I have them. I like to use Gripe Water at home and colic tablets out and about since they're easier to keep in the diaper bag- no worries about leaks.
post #25 of 43
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I took Reyes to the chiropractor today. Our insurance covers it so it's worth a shot-he said that birth trauma (C-section) caused some misalignment that leads to gassiness. I'm also going to try colic tablets, and gripe water-I'll report back on what happens.
post #26 of 43
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OMG-I don't know what to do with myself!!!! Reyes got fussy for awhile this afternoon-and I was able to calm him down!! I sang him to sleep and I got to PUT HIM DOWN!!! For about an hour!!!! He's been sleeping most of the day-and so far no evening fussiness (It's almost 9pm)!!!! We fed him, changed him and we braced ourselves for 3 hours of fussiness-but he fell asleep. Right now DP and Reyes are konked out on the sofa together.

Hopefully this lasts!!!!-Knock on wood! If it does-I will begin to swear by the chiropractor!!
post #27 of 43
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OMG-I don't know what to do with myself!!!! Reyes got fussy for awhile this afternoon-and I was able to calm him down!! I sang him to sleep and I got to PUT HIM DOWN!!! For about an hour!!!! He's been sleeping most of the day-and so far no evening fussiness (It's almost 9pm)!!!! We fed him, changed him and we braced ourselves for 3 hours of fussiness-but he fell asleep. Right now DP and Reyes are konked out on the sofa together.

Hopefully this lasts!!!!-Knock on wood! If it does-I will begin to swear by the chiropractor!!
nice work!!!!!!!!
post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by expectantmami View Post
OMG-I don't know what to do with myself!!!! Reyes got fussy for awhile this afternoon-and I was able to calm him down!! I sang him to sleep and I got to PUT HIM DOWN!!! For about an hour!!!! He's been sleeping most of the day-and so far no evening fussiness (It's almost 9pm)!!!! We fed him, changed him and we braced ourselves for 3 hours of fussiness-but he fell asleep. Right now DP and Reyes are konked out on the sofa together.

Hopefully this lasts!!!!-Knock on wood! If it does-I will begin to swear by the chiropractor!!
Keep up the awesome work mamas!!
post #29 of 43
Thread Starter 
It's not me-it's the chiropractor. He was actually awake for about 3 hours this morning-but much less fussy. When he was fussy, it was because he had a poopy diaper-so far so good-he's gotten much easier!
post #30 of 43
Yay for less fussiness!
post #31 of 43
Fisher's having a better day today, too. I got a book on infant massage yesterday and tried the colic technique on him. He screamed bloody murder the entire time because he hates to be naked and I thought well, this isn't relaxing for anyone! His skinny little belly was hard as a rock and not easy to massage.

When i finished, he had pooped! I don't know if it was the massage or the crying or just luck, but he was much better after that and had a pretty good night. We've given him Mylicon, which seems to help the gas a little, too.

Keeping my fingers crossed! So far, his pattern seems to be one fussy day followed by a good day and back and forth.
post #32 of 43
the chiro helped us a lot too, and CST
post #33 of 43
I keep trying to reply, but MDC freaks out.

I have a super fussy baby, too. Actually the night we went to the chiro was one of the worst nights for the fussies, so I don't know what that was about. But I think she has a dairy allergy like dd#2, so I am dying here. I just wish the elimination diet would work faster.

I'm glad things are going better, Karen!
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
I keep trying to reply, but MDC freaks out.

I have a super fussy baby, too. Actually the night we went to the chiro was one of the worst nights for the fussies, so I don't know what that was about. But I think she has a dairy allergy like dd#2, so I am dying here. I just wish the elimination diet would work faster.

I'm glad things are going better, Karen!
Thanks! I hope your baby gets less fussy soon!

post #35 of 43
As expected, today is a very fussy day for Fisher, but I think I've gained some insight to what's going on. I seem to have a lot of milk and when he nurses he latches on well, bug CHUGS and GULPS non-stop. I can feel and hear the air gurgling in his throat and belly, then he's MISERABLE after many feedings. I talked to a lactation consultant today and she said that if I have a lot of milk and he's an efficient sucker - which he is - and if I nurse on both sides each time, he's getting twice the foremilk, which is very high in sugar, and it's getting to his intestines too fast and causing gas and explosive poops.

She read me an article on this from Dr. Newman, who suggests NOT switching breasts, but nursing from the same breast for two feedings in a row and pumping the other one. So, I'm going to try this, although the pumping is an issue because I can never get more than an ounce at a time, even after 45 minutes and despite my abundant milk. Dr. Newman says this gives the impression of a lactose intolerance, but it's not.

Anyway, this all sounds reasonable so I'm going to try it. Thought this might be helpful for others to read.
post #36 of 43
I am trying that!

Try watching TV or something like that while you pump. I could never get my milk to let down either. I have even tried letting the baby scream and cry on the bed right in front of me while I pump. Still doesnt work!
post #37 of 43
isn't that what's called block feeding? I've done that with my 3 younger kids....with ds1 I just nursed him on one side per feed, but not 2 feeds in a row.

But I never pumped the other side, and my supply never suffered. If I had a good pump and felt the need for a freezer stash, I would have, though.

I hope the new plan helps your little bub! :
post #38 of 43
Yea, I wouldn;'t pump on the other side - you will be telling your body to make twice as much milk - sort of the opposite of what you want.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
I keep trying to reply, but MDC freaks out.

I have a super fussy baby, too. Actually the night we went to the chiro was one of the worst nights for the fussies, so I don't know what that was about. But I think she has a dairy allergy like dd#2, so I am dying here. I just wish the elimination diet would work faster.

I'm glad things are going better, Karen!
If dairy doesn't work, try getting rid of soy and or gluten. Those are biggies too.
post #40 of 43
Yeah, block feeding is good to deal with oversupply. FWIW: I also know MANY women who find their oversupply gets much more manageable with little to no diary in their diets.

Do not pump the side you're not nursing on unless it's painful and then only pump for comfort or you'll be producing twice the amount of milk that you need.
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