Yesterday was so hard. baby was obviously in pain and screaming all day. ( i realize I did drink cow's milk the night before, and had cereal with milk yesterday morning). every night she has a bout of screaming and leg kicking. it's heartbreaking.
I got baby gas drops and do belly massage and positional releases on her for gas. what seems to help is nursing in bed, then putting her on my shoulder and lying down patting her back til she falls asleep.
she seems to eat all the time and I can't front carry her in a sling b/c she gets upset that she can't get the breast. sideways is fine. but she doesn't sleep unless I'm bouncing her on the yoga ball, which I can't do anymore.
I had a c-section 5 weeks ago and it just hurts my belly and back too much, and it makes me keep bleeding.
btw - I let her latch herself and she starts out on the nipple, and when the milk lets down she takes a wide mouth for drinking, then ends on the nipple for comfort. her diapers are yellow mustard and almost orange now, and there are lots of them so I think she's getting enough hindmilk, but maybe too much foremilk?
We have a chair that vibrates and a cradle swing that rocks her, but she won't sleep during the day unless she's bouncing on the ball in the baby carrier. and she screams when she's overtired.
does this sound like colic, possible GER, or just a high-needs baby?