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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-22-2013, 12:18 PM
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Posted By rugrat
Hi Christina. I'm sorry you're going through a...

Hi Christina. I'm sorry you're going through a rough time - I've been there and I know how exhausting and stressful it can be. But it DOES get better. At five weeks, my son was constantly fussing...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-13-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By rugrat
DS is exclusively breast-fed and has been...

DS is exclusively breast-fed and has been experiencing very painful gas at night. I'm currently on Day 6 of cutting out dairy completely to see if it helps. I know it can take 10 to 14 days for milk...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By rugrat
Thanks Chrissy. I just needed to hear that. It's...

Thanks Chrissy. I just needed to hear that. It's hard to think clearly sometimes when you're so sleep deprived!
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By rugrat
DS is three months old this week and I'm still...

DS is three months old this week and I'm still extremely sleep deprived. I think I'm averaging about 2 hours of sleep a night, 4 at the most if I'm lucky. He has terrible bouts of gas at night that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-03-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By rugrat
Thanks for the advice. I'll give that a try. It...

Thanks for the advice. I'll give that a try. It just worries me when he starts to approach the four hour mark and still shows no interest in eating. Since he's dropped his night time feeds that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-02-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By rugrat
Have you thought about trying nipple shields? I...

Have you thought about trying nipple shields? I had to switch to bottle feeding briefly when my LO was less than one week old because my nipples were just to raw and sore. When I was finally ready...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-02-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By rugrat
My LO is 3 months old and has been exclusively...

My LO is 3 months old and has been exclusively breast fed since he was born. Last week, he suddenly began sleeping through the night and was no longer nursing at night. Before this, he was still...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By rugrat
Thanks ladies! I think I'll try the probiotics....

Thanks ladies! I think I'll try the probiotics. I've made several attempts at giving up dairy but keep either giving into temptation or accidentally either food with dairy ingredients. If the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By rugrat
My 2.5 month old is extremely gassy at night. He...

My 2.5 month old is extremely gassy at night. He wakes up at least once every hour grunting and kicking his feet, and I have to pump his legs to get the gas out. I've tried gas drops, infant...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-29-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By rugrat
Phathui: he was diagnosed with reflux just based...

Phathui: he was diagnosed with reflux just based on his behaviour (spits up frequently, arches his back when he cries, prefers to be held upright, etc.). But to be honest, I'm not entirely convinced...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By rugrat
We recently took him to the doctor and he was...

We recently took him to the doctor and he was actually diagnosed with reflux. We were prescribed some medicine but so far it doesn't seem to be making a difference. If anything, he seems to have...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-11-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By rugrat
Still can't seem to send a PM but managed to...

Still can't seem to send a PM but managed to download some white noise off the internet and it seemed to work while he took a nap yesterday. I'll add it to my list of tricks to calm him down! Thanks...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By rugrat
P.S. Blanca, I'm trying to send you a private...

P.S. Blanca, I'm trying to send you a private message with my e-mail address but it keeps telling me I don't have permission to do this. Hopefully I'll manage to figure it out and send it it you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By rugrat
Thank you so much for the reassurance. I'm an...

Thank you so much for the reassurance. I'm an anxious person by nature and I've had myself convinced that my baby is the one baby that will never outgrow his fussiness. I currently have him in a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,784
Posted By rugrat
Hello,   I know this is an old thread but...

Hello,
 
I know this is an old thread but I'm new to the site and just came across it. I'm currently in the same situation with my son who is just over four weeks. I'm also at the end of my rope....
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