Boy am I glad to have found a baby forum where I can have some adult conversation.
I'm a new first time mum to a beautiful 4 week old baby boy. However, I'm having a tough time adapting. Frank seems to have all the problems and it makes me really sad to see him have such a hard start to life. Unfortunately, I am unable to breastfeed (as much as I wish I could) so I have had to put him on formula. In his first week and a half he was spitting up (a lot) and had chronic gas pains where he was up for hours at a time screaming in pain. After hours and hours of googling and forum hopping in the early hours of the morning, I Took him to the doctor and was prescribed Zantac for his reflux and also a reflux formula. Straight to the chemist, new formula and script filled.
Unfortunately I lead myself to believe this would be the end of my worries and I could enjoy my time with a happy little boy. Wasn't I wrong! After a week and a half there was no improvement and it seemed to make matters worse. Just as much regurgitation, just as much sleepless nights with a screaming baby, bloated tummy and lots of gas pain. Due to all the pain he wasn't sleeping or napping and became so overtired he didn't know why he was crying anymore. So Back to the doctor we went.
Doctor then decided to try LO on a soya based formula for a week or two to see if there was any improvement (he also started on drops for his oral thrush). One day in and things improved dramatically. His little tummy was less bloated, the crying in pain stopped and his spitting up was almost non existent. What a happy few days we shared together. Now the poor little thing is constipated and he has this gut wrenching scream when he tries. I feel like I'm failing as a mother and I'm not sure what else to do 😭
On a lighter note, we would love to know of any mums and buns groups around the Brisbane Redlands area? I need some adult time and to get out of the house ocassionally 😁