I'm a little late but better late than never...
Little man turned 6 weeks old Monday. I'm going to have to stop calling him little man soon since he's already 13 pounds!
We are having a really tough time with his tummy. The doctor put him on Zantac for reflux. After we started that he started having lots of loose poopy diapers. The doctor said that it wasn't due to the Zantac but an intolerance to dairy. So he then switched him to soy. Soy made little man have terrible gas pain. He would draw up his legs and scream as hard as he could. It was so pitiful. I couldn't take it anymore and switched him back to Gentlease over the weekend without consulting the pediatrician (they're closed on the weekend so I couldn't.) But now he's back to having loose poops! I called the pediatrician and they said he needs to stay with this formula at least a week b/c we don't need to keep changing. However, we're going to try a lactose free formula once the week is up. I didn't know this parenting thing was going to be so tough! I feel like I'm failing him at every turn because I don't know what to do to help him. Hopefully we'll get it figured out soon so he'll stop being in pain.
He goes 3 1/2 - 4 hours at night between feedings but he's still eating every 2-3 hours during the day. I think it's to soothe him because he's in pain. He rarely takes a full 4 ounce bottle during the day. I've tried several different pacifiers but he doesn't want them. He wants that bottle!
I'm feeling pretty defeated right now so, thankfully, my mom came up to stay with us tonight. I need some reinforcements to let me know if I'm doing everything I can for him.