While a lot of people will never know why their baby is colicky we actually have some answers (and relief!). I bow down and worship the parents who never got relief and just had to wait it out, a couple weeks of the crying sent me in a panic and I was an absolute mess and thought I was a terrible mother for being unable to help ease my son’s pain.
After many formula switches we discovered he has a cows milk allergy and has reflux. He is now on Nutramigen and it is in the process of being preauthorized through our insurance to be covered (thank god, it is super expensive!). He also has reflux issues that appear to be lessening on the new formula. The doctor said to give it a week and if it doesn’t clear up completely he will prescribe a medication to help. After the switch we saw a difference almost immediately! I can’t believe our poor boy was in pain as long as he was but I am SO glad we figured out the problem. I couldn’t bear seeing him suffer 😦
Now I’m trying to get as much QT as possible before I return to work on Monday. 6 weeks is definitely not long enough time to take for maternity leave! I’ve also learned how to apply makeup one handed – have our first date since the baby was born for my belated birthday dinner and visiting my family this weekend. I’ve also written this entire post with one hand 😉
Next week I’ll detail his symptoms in case it can help anyone out…my arm is officially numb and its feeding time – hope everyone has a great weekend!