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Help with 5.5mo intolerant ebf baby

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hobnob57 Sat 23-Mar-13 14:19:34

He is my third. You'd think I would have this sussed by now. He is spoilt in that he has a cosleeper cot and easy access to the boob whenever he wants it to keep night time noise to a minimum for the other kids. So he has always fed every 2 hours through the night, occasional stretches of 5 hours.

But this past 2 nights he has been wriggly, twitchy, shattered but unable to sleep. He has literally wriggled and grumped his way through the night, wanting to latch on all the time, falling asleep instantly but not staying asleep more than 10 mins. His arms are constant,y searching for me and if I am not there he cries.

Is this a growth spurt? He is not 100% ready for solids though will be soon. I'd rather he could sit up better and he has only started reaching out for things with purpose.

His teeth are not far off but don't seem to be bothering him other than he likes to chew his fingers.

Other complicating factors could be the return of silent reflux with new symptoms which has until now been under control with ranitidine, or another food allergy/intolerance to my diet. Considering I am off dairy, wheat and soy and am careful about what I eat I can only think it might be preservatives in bacon or gf sausages.

Any ideas?

pamplem0usse Sun 24-Mar-13 18:00:37

Unfortunately we've found that even shop bought stuff marked as dairy and or soya free sometimes contains them.
Some waitrose bread was one issue for us :-(

hobnob57 Sun 24-Mar-13 20:14:17

sadsad

Iggly Sun 24-Mar-13 20:23:21

I made bread from scratch and stopped processed foods.

There's a developmental leap around now so could be that.

Meds need to reviewed regularly as they so sensitive to weight. When did you get them checked last?

hobnob57 Mon 25-Mar-13 10:01:03

He was doing so well on ranitidine I considered lowering his dose since he is beyond the max recommended dose. I'm getting him weighed today to review it.

We had a bad nappy yesterday so it looks like an allergy to something I ate. Back to the drawing board then. I tried a wheat tortilla on Friday but the sleepless agitation began before then. Who knows. I've been keeping a food diary along with photos of nappies so I'm off to see HV with that today.

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