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Sudden change in 6 week old. Help!!(5 Posts)
DD turned 6 weeks on Tuesday, its almost like a switch was clicked and she was replaced nya completely different baby!
She started being unsettled in the evening cryinh constantly, kicking legs and just not wanting to bw put down. Gave gripe water, she settled only for a few hours.
Next day was the same..just not settling. In the day, I put her down in her moses cot and within minutes shes moving around like shes uncomfortable then up again
Absolutely exhausted and neglecting my toddler dd who i feel so sad for as she keeps being told to bw quiet or move away due to trying to settle baby as much as poss.
Dont know what to do. What could it be? Iv contacted HV who tbh has been useless she only ever came for first visit and all she commented on was cleanliness, and to keep the house tidy! This was after 2 weeks of battling bf, with a toddler runniong riot and no sleep.
Does anyone have any ideas whats going on?
Also, she is formula fed mostly with breast here and there..we give infacol before feeds as she wasnt winding well from 2 weeks , however the infacol did help and she was very settled and happy..until Tuesday when she turned 6 weeks 😢. Now im just dreading each day 😫 😩 😕
What’s your burping method? How often during a feed does she get burped? Could it be colic, silent reflux, a milk allergy?
6 werk growth spurt? I always found week 6-9 to be the fussiest period.
I keep Googling all these things religiously. It confuses me so much, how can you decipher from one to the next?! She doesn't spit up or vomit, but she does cough sometimes during feeding. However, thats been less and less the older shes got I noticed so it can't be silent reflux?
Also, she cries but settles most times if we lay her on chest..she is perfectly happy being on her tummy weve noticed but thats been since day 1. Just wants to lie on chest and we usually have to co sleep like this otherwise wed have no sleep whatsoever. She has cried for long periods ususally in the car seat but again very few and far between so can it be colic?
Sorry to say this, but unsettled in the evenings, starting at 6 weeks, with some relief from lying on the front is classic colic. It’s a rubbish term - colic is literally defined as ‘lots of crying’. I found this website helpful: purplecrying.info/what-is-the-period-of-purple-crying.php
Not really much you can do but let time take it’s course. My boy was getting better by 10 weeks and it had mostly gone by 13 weeks. We found the evenings were easier if my LB had napped really well during the day. He wouldn’t nap at all in his cot so I wore him in the sling for hours a day.
If you are at all concerned you should check with your GP - don’t feel bad for doing this at all.
Good luck x