I went Friday for my six weeks check up and so did Molly. I talked with the dr about how fussy she is during feedings. He said it didnt sound like most people that complain about similar things,but suggested I come off dairy for 3 weeks and see if that helps. They checked a poopy diaper to see if there was blood in the stool and it came back positve. My lactation consultant is on vacation until the 30th, so I am asking you other mothers what you think it could be.
Molly is a great baby. She cries when she is hungry or has a gas pain. She rarely cries, but she fusses during feedings. Pulling off occasionally, gurgling, gulping, clicking..sounding like a little piggy. My milk always seems to come so fast. The boys did the same thing, except they didn't cry. She cries, like she is choking like she is strangled, then she spits up. And it is about the same amount as Brennan did, maybe more and it seems to shoot out. Brennan's seemed to almost just burp up, but occasionally was explosive. Her's always seems to explode from deeper...
She sleeps great. Her schedule is usually eats every three hours except right before bedtime I feed her every two. Then she sleeps for 5-6 hours. I feed her then she goes back to sleep for another 3 hours. She naps well in the mornings between feedings and stays awake happy for about 20 minutes after each feeding. She likes to look around,she follows voices, faces and grabs for her pacy.
I talked with two friends whose babies had milk sensitivities/ allergy and they said their babies cried all the time. One of them even noticed obvious blood in the stool. After two- three days of no dairy they both saw an obvious difference. I have not, molly does not cry all the time and I have not seen a difference even though it should take three weeks to get it out of my system..
I am trying to decide if I should continue this diet or not. Dairy is in everything! And I read that milk oversupply can cause the same symptoms. I know that you don't have all the time in the world but I am including the links from a VERY reliable source sent to me from my lactation consultant and I would REALLY love to hear what you think, especially you nursing mommies.
Here is what is says about reflux
Here Is what it says about dairy allergy
Here is what it says about milk oversupply.
Here is what it says about blood in the stool.