Think DS (just over 4 months) might have an ear infection. Or something else going on. He's always been a good sleeper (knock wood) but the last few nights has been up in the middle of the night. Not hungry, gets mad if you try to feed him, yells, cries, wants to be upright. Has really hard time falling back asleep but seems tired. Doesn't feel hot though.
I know about the four month sleep regression but this seems different - almost like he is in pain/discomfort.
He's also been relatively fussy with his bottles (ugh - had to switch at 4 weeks; LONG sad story) all of a sudden during this same time - both day and night. Like he'll drink just enough to take hunger off and then pulls off/on bottle and turns his head hard into me, etc. No history of reflux with him at all.
I was thinking of bringing him into the Ped today to get checked. My ped is relatively laid back and doesn't rush to antibiotics. And I wouldn't use antibiotics for an ear infection unless absolutely necessary. But maybe it would be better just to know so I know what I'm dealing with?
IF it is an ear infection, what would you suggest as treatment? Homeopathic drops? Motrin? Both? Something else?
Happy mama to DD (8-11-05) and DS (6-5-09) and married to my best friend and love of my life since 10-13-01.