I'm so exhausted and drained!! I have a 3 week old exclusively breastfed baby girl who I suspect has colic or silent reflux. She is very very very unsettled constantly pulling her legs up, crying high pitched, and blue around the mouth. Honestly if she has her eyes open and isn't feeding she is crying. The only way to keep her quite is to pat her back over your shoulder or on your chest. No matter what i try and how many burps I get she doesn't stop crying, the only way to stop it is to feed her or put her to sleep. the only way to get her to sleep is to either pat her back or bum or rock her up or down on my chest and this can sometimes take hours!! And then after I have finally got her to sleep I try and put her down but she wakes up after about 5 mins. So I tend to just let her sleep on my chest for hours, I know this isn't helping in trying to get her to sleep on her own but after it taking hours to calm her down and get her to sleep I just want her to sleep to give me a break. She barely sleeps longer then an hour through the night, let's just say I am exhausted!!
Now this is my third daughter my first baby was a dream perfect baby that never cried. My second was identical to what I am experiencing with this baby and let's just say the first 12 weeks of my seconds Childs life was hell. I tried talking her to gps and child health and everyone told me she was just a sooky baby. At 12 weeks she stopped crying and started vomiting and developed reflux until she was 12 months old but she was finally happy, I put her on a reflux formula and all was good in comparison. So I suspect my second bub had silent reflux for the first 12 weeks.
I am off to the doctors in the morning to hopefully she what they say. I'm curious if anyone else out there had more then one child with reflux, I so thought that surely I was just unlucky with the second child I didn't imagine I would have two babies with the same thing, Is it genetic? Or just a common problem in babies? Anyone else had a baby like this? If so what helped your baby? I'm sleeping her on her stomach tonight to see if that is more comfortable for her but I am petrified of all the SIDS warnings!!
I so just want to fix her so she isn't in pain anymore. I hate that I dred her waking up as I know there will be hours of crying and stress. I know she will get over this as my second did at exactly 12 weeks but I just can't Bare the thought of another possible 9 weeks or more of this. : (