My LO is approaching 6 weeks. since 2 weeks of age we have been breastfeeding and dealing with possible OS, overactive let down and bad gas colic symptoms in our little guy. Weve done position changes, gas drops, zantac started on a probiotic a couple of days ago, tummy massage. We did notice that he was able to work out the gas more, but he was still poorly sleeping, incredibly gassy, grimacing grunting in his sleep, its been so bad it seem like we couldn't put him on his back he always had to lay on his stomach to work it out. Well yesterday I had to go to a conference for the majority of the day and my DH gave him bottles. While checking in on them, report was hes was sleeping, playful smiling, some gas pains but not as bad. I was overjoyed. When I came home and feed him at my breast, afterwards he started the grunting, the stomach rumbles, the shrieks. I told my husband that I want to try just pumping and bottlefeeding and see how it went. For the first time, he was able to sleep on his back, for the first time hes been able to lay comfortably in his pack n play. he still has some gas but I can tell theres change. And I slept soundly last nite even when getting up to pump.
I would like to take him to my breast but I feel like that may be the problem. But my husband thinks the meds are working. So should I take him to breast again and see how he does, Could this all be related. I was concerned that maybe he was getting too much foremilk and filing up on that, causing more gas and discomfort.eventhough I only feed on one breast.
Has anyone else experience something like this or can provide any insight? Thanks