You would think after three kids I would really have things down.
Yeah, not so much.
I did finally figure out how to put on the Moby Wrap to get my kid to sleep. But that was after over an hour of being inconsolable.
I tried everything. Nursing her. Rocking her. The 5 S’s. Swaddling her. Laying her in her crib and leaving her alone. Nothing worked. She finally gave in when I put her in the wrap and paced around her room. I even got in some squats, lunges and calf raises once she calmed down.
And, while I like the extra cuddle time, I also like that I can lay her down to sleep at night as an option. Most importantly, I want her to not be in pain.
But, honestly, the night isn’t even the problem. I’ve got to figure out why she’s gassy and her tummy hurts. Almost every she nurses, following that is a scream-fest. I know she’s getting what she needs because she’s putting on weight just fine. But, the screaming and the obvious pain she’s in.
So help a mama (and baby out). I’ve already cut out all dairy from my diet (but, I really wanted to keep the Greek yogurt…it’s my only source of calcium that I enjoy). I’m also trying to avoid tomato products and I recently cut out oranges (and Mr. Serious is peeling one right now, and I’m salivating..thanks, Babe!). I don’t know what else to cut out. I want to be able to eat some foods! How do I figure out what the issue is?
I wish there was a magic pill I could take that would just make my milk non-toxic to her. I want her to be able to nurse, and then just relax and have that milk drunk face, not be screaming and thrashing her legs in pain. And, I’d rather not give her prescription reflux medicine if possible.
Help me have that chill baby that eats and then smiles at me!
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*FCC: I bought my Moby Wrap with my own hard earned money. And have almost sold it on several occasions.