So August (aka Mr. Fussypants) has gone from being a totally mellow baby (first two weeks) to someone who's....not so mellow. Someone who's fussy & who toots (a lot); someone who isn't content to be held, rocked, swaddled, left alone, bounced, driven around in the car, etc. Yesterday he screamed, for several hours, until I nearly lost my head.
Luckily I'm friends with my pediatrician & she'll answer my barrage of questions over Facebook. She suggested that perhaps he has a sensitivity to dairy. Argh! So, I'm trying to be dairy free (or WAAAAY less dairy) & we've switched him to some soy formula for when we supplement him. I *think* it might be helping - at least today he didn't scream the whole time I was driving to the grocery store, he was mellow IN the store & is currently napping. This is a HUGE HUGE HUGE improvement to yesterday's situation. So we'll see.
Sadly, I love cheese. All I can think about is how I can't EAT cheese (well, that & ice cream. I'm not holding my breath for the soy ice cream sandwiches I bought myself as a consolation today). I know Kate will understand.
Well, if this works it will be worth it. It's just frustrating that I'm finally getting the breastfeeding thing to work & now there are more complications. Argh! Ah well, my boy is getting chubby thighs & that's all that matters.