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To think there's something not quite right with my baby

(182 Posts)
ButteryJam Fri 23-Aug-13 16:15:58

HV, GP and DH all make me feel like I'm an over worrying hypochondriac mother hmm

My LO has been very very fussy right from the very start, very alert and a little bit colicky (but definitely not colic). Now she is 13 weeks and has the following:

- episodes of screaming in pain for up to two hours, and won't settle unless I give her calpol. This occurs in the morning too. But it's all very unpredictable
- excessive (sometimes up to 50) hiccups at least twice a day
- refuses feeding (even if feed time) when in the state of crying
- tends to only feed when either asleep or very sleepy
- naps are so short, sometimes just 10-20 min, and a very very sensitive sleeper (I have to keep the house phone off and literally tiptoe around her)
- has had a sniffly nose, watery eyes almost constantly
- coughing during feeds or after
- and just generally not very happy, though does have some very happy smiley moments too

I'm a first time mum, so please tell me, is this all completely normal? HV told me earlier on in the week to stop looking for what may be wrong but just accept I am very unlucky to have this type of a baby.

(Tongue and lip tie were removed around 10 weeks so its not that).

ButteryJam Wed 18-Sep-13 17:52:53

And I must add she now feeds whilst awake grin

ButteryJam Wed 18-Sep-13 17:54:34

CatSize, I've seen two cranial osteopaths that specialise in children, both of whom don't treat reflux, and after sessions I didn't see a difference with my DD. Maybe others have had a good experience, but for me, they have been a waste of money.

ButteryJam Wed 18-Sep-13 17:55:36

And to add to that, one of them let my DD cry for over 10-15 min saying she is just tired and hence screaming, and telling me to pull my socks and be a stronger mother. I left crying ...

Gatekeeper Wed 18-Sep-13 17:56:07

thanks for updating; lovely to read your last post smile

Catsize Wed 18-Sep-13 17:56:27

Oh, sorry to hear that buttery. Sending you a brew
My son had colic and cried, ate or slept. No nice awake bits. You are doing fine, and it really will pass. Promise. But I know it is horrible at the mo.

Gatekeeper Wed 18-Sep-13 17:57:18

last post at 17:38...not the bit about you crying x

Catsize Wed 18-Sep-13 17:57:21

Blimey! Just read your last post!! Grrrrrrr.

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