Are you one of those lucky Moms who gets to eat whatever foods you like when you are breastfeeding? I am not. In fact, my babies are fussy. My first two were diagnosed with Acid Reflux, and I was excited because I thought that Creed was different. He didn’t spit up from the start, and he was fussy here and there, but not constantly.
At first, I thought he was fussy because I thought he was hungry. But, then his occasional fussiness turned into 4 hour screaming episodes, which is obviously no fun, and VERY stressful to me. Then his fussiness turned into days of constant crying. He would pull his legs to his tummy, clench his little fists, and scream bloody murder. I tried Milicon drops, which didn’t help much.
So, after a few days of that, I conceded and took him into the pediatrician. I was wishing and hoping for it to be an ear infection. (Sad to say that I WISHED for that, huh.) But, no such luck. His ears were perfect. He had gained 2 lbs in 2 weeks, which means he is getting enough to eat.
So, the dr. said it could be one of two things: the DREADED Acid Reflux, surprise, surprise, or Colic.
Since my first two were Acid Reflux babies, we started him on some medication to see if it helps.
The Dr. also said to avoid these foods:
Purple Grape Juice
Peppers (all kinds)
Ummmm…doesn’t that sound fun!?! I have been omitting these foods from my diet for four days, and I thought he was doing better…until today. Yesterday was great, but he’s cried a lot today. (He is asleep right now, hence why I can be typing this post). Maybe it will pass. I can hope, right!?