LO almost certainly has reflux and has had it for a while. It's slowly got worse and worse and now it is so bad he spits up and then screams for half an hour (at least) after each feeding and has trouble sleeping no matter what I do. I took him to the pediatrician and she started him on .3 ML Zantac 2x/day but from what I'm reading that might be too low a dose. Also after 3 doses he is no better. Hmmm.
Anyway I feel awful because I've felt like something is wrong for weeks and every time I brought it up someone would say "oh babies cry sometimes" and I just pushed my worries aside assuming I was just being an overly anxious FTM. It took LO getting so miserable for me to finally insist on him seeing the pediatrician. I guess reflux can get worse if not treated so now I feel responsible. Every time he screws up his little face in pain as I nurse him feels like a knife to the heart.
He's turning 6 weeks this week so soon we will probably be dealing with the 6 week growth spurt on top of all of this. And there is also the chance that his discomfort is related to my diet or to milk intolerance but the pedi wants to see if the Zantac works first.
I just needed to type out how I feel about all of this. I wish I had recognized the signs earlier and been more proactive. Even though I'm late the party, does anyone have any advice or suggestions? Thanks.