Saturday, August 21, 2010
Hope this works!
The nursed called to check in w/me yesterday. How awesome is that? She called me! To see how Collin was doing. Wow. Most pedi doctors that I know of don't do that... I think I'm really going to like this place a lot. Thank heavens! Anywho so the nurse called to check in on us and suggested doing away w/the formula bottle all together and just go w/Breast milk & cut dairy out of my diet. So I've stopped that & went back to nursing. I will just pump a bottle if need be. I did that all day yesterday and so far today. He still screamed pretty much all day yesterday. I fed on demand. No restrictions, no bottles. I'm at a loss. So far he's been good today BUT it's only 1:00. After talking w/my mom & DH's mom we both had colic as babies and had to be put on Soy milk. I'm supposed to call the doc on Monday and let them know how things went this weekend and depending on how the weekend goes I may suggest putting him on the Soy formula and see what happens. I will keep pumping to keep up my supply in case that doesn't work. The nurse also suggested giving him Gripe Water. I'd never heard of it but it's some natural liquid stuff that Wal.gre.ens sells to help w/colic so we've been giving him that every 4 hours as well. Wish me luck ladies! Yesterday was brutal. I was about in tears all day because I felt so bad for him. Just the look on his face like he's in pain kills me & there is nothing I can do about it. Anyone out there w/colic babies have any suggestions or words of wisdom? I can't believe that colic peaks at 6 weeks & it only gets worse before it gets better... this is probably selfish of me to even say this but I hate that my whole maternity leave w/him will be filled w/him crying all day. I feel like we won't get to have any fun together or time to really bond before I go back to work. I hate to wish these weeks away but I have been... just counting the days before he feels better so we can really be a family.