My baby is almost 3 weeks old and we have had so many problems with her so far. I believe she has reflux but no one will diagnose her this early....why? She will only sleep upright or on her side, and even then it's limited to about 30 mins at a time and she is up all night and will grizzle/ cry or let out the highest pitched scream I've ever heard. We thought it was just wind but now I'm not so sure. I know newborns cry alot and don't sleep but this isn't right....she is my second baby and my first had alot of feeding problems too.
We did have her originally on karicare gold but changed to Normal karicare in case the gold was just too complex for her. We thought she was doing ok and her paed gave her some wind drops to help, and she does burp and fart very well. She is gaining weight so no one seems concerned.....But then we still have the high pitched screaming...it takes me about an hour to settle her after each feed and she is feeding every 3 hours, so this should tell you how limited our sleep is. if im exhausted i hate to think how tired she is....Is it reflux? Do I go to the chemist and get thickener to see if that works? Do I then get number 2 teats to help her get the thicker formula down? I'm not breast feeding at all but I'm just at my wits end. I'm so tired and upset my baby is in pain and no one will help me. We took her to the hospital and they told me I was over feeding her and needed to go to sleep school....um shove it. I just need some help because I have PND and I know something is going on with her but no one will listen.....I tried to call the paed again but am waiting....I don't think he is as concerned as I am.
what can I do?
Please help I'm just sobbing all the time and I feel awful as I can't settle her. We can not put her down on her back to sleep at all. My options are my chest on the recliner, her bouncer or the pram. I'm a zombie and trying to do it by myself but I'm just not coping. When we were in the hospital to come home from the birth she needed to go to special care to help her breathing as she got all mucousy and snotty and had to have her nose suctioned. Well last night we had the ambos to her as she did it again.... She did come back to normal quickly but still it's very scary. So I sat up all night watching her.
I just don't know what to do.