My DS2 is 3 weeks old and has started to be more fussy, crying and screeching sometimes like he's got bad wind/tummy pains. We follow the dunstan crying method and it always sounds like wind. ("eh, eh").
He's a bit of a chucky baby too, he regularly spits out a whole bunch of milk and sometimes it's a bit of a vomit.
He's been pretty sleepy, he sleeps well at night (3 hours ish) and wakes twice, sometimes 3 times depending when he goes to bed. He sleeps well during the day, and has no problems sleeping flat on his back.
The crying got so bad that I asked at the chemist, and they gave us gripe water. I've given him 2 half doses during the day that seem to calm him down, however still sometimes he's crying and screeching in pain.
He feeds for only 10 minutes and he's done. I block feed him - one side, then burp, then back on to completely drain the breast. If I give him the other side he usually will just pull off and spit it all out. I reckon he stores it up in his cheeks like a chipmunk, lol!
So is this colic? Is it wind? What's the difference? We burp him well, rock him on our knees, on his tummy, and back and forth while sitting up. I've tried feeding him lying back so he's not getting drowned in milk.
Any other suggestions, or possible reasons why he's screeching like this? I hope it isn't my milk thats causing it, but having 3 letdowns in one 10 minute feed seems like he's getting too much..... I've also expressed a bit before he feeds, but then he seems to smoosh his head in my breasts and grab at me with his hands, like he's trying to find more milk.
I'm not sure if we have a problem here.... should I be trying to take him to a doctor or nurse? Does this sound just like normal wind, or is it anything more? He doesn't mind lying down, so I cant assume that its colic.... ??