My LO is 5 weeks old. Over the past few days, he has started becoming fussy during and after feedings (he is bottle fed and is strictly on formula). During feedings, he is fussy when I stop to burp him. Maybe he is just hungry and doesn't want to stop or maybe he doesn't like to be burped? He usually eats 4 ounces every 3 hours during the day and 4 ounces every 4 hours at night. It seems like he only gets fussy during the day. Could it be that he is still hungry after 4 ounces? I burp him, change him and give him his gas drops and he is still fussy. I try giving him a pacifier and he takes it but sucks vigorously on it like he's still hungry instead of just sucking for comfort. I'm afraid of over-feeding him. Can/should a 5 week old eat more than 4 ounces?
He does finally calm down and go back to sleep about an hour before he is supposed to eat again. Maybe he just tires himself out from crying and screaming? Any advice/suggestions on how to calm him while burping and after feedings? This is making feeding a real chore and I want to be able to enjoy this time with my LO.