I feel like this can't be normal... DD fusses almost constantly. During feedings she is calm for a couple minutes, but then pulls on and off the breast, moaning and fussing, shaking her head back and forth and in and out (like she's hungry but doesn't like my milk). After feedings she cries, fusses, spits up several times, sometimes projectile vomits, and after wearing herself out drifts into a very light, restless sleep. If I try to put her down she wakes up and cries, and it takes so long to settle her. After half an hour or so of sleep, she wakes up showing hunger signals, and I feed her and the cycle begins again.
The evenings are even worse, because her fussing turns into inconsolably screaming and crying. She gets all tense and arches her back and turns bright red, like she's so angry that she hurting so much. Nothing seems to soothe her.
The pedi said she has reflux, but we tried her on meds and it seemed to make things worse. She's gaining weight despite the daily projectile vomiting, but my gut just tells me something is wrong. It's like my milk hurts her....
I feel so helpless and frustrated because there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to make my baby happy. I'm scared to leave the house with her because I know she'll start crying and I won't be able to calm her. Last night during one of her crying fits I just sat there and cried right along with her. I just don't know what to do.
Has anyone else gone through this, or have any idea what it might be? Please help!