Update in OP ~~ Newborn constantly rooting around for food?
Update: We couldn't handle the misery the poor guy was in so we took him to the ped. Got a lucky spot with the gastro ped. Did both an ultrasound & an upper gi. Maybe a little overkill but the boy had progressed to projectile vomiting.
Of all things, doc thinks the kid is just hungry and to go ahead & feed him on demand to help his tummy grow. And then we can try nutramagen if nothing improves. I'm glad we took him. We might not have gotten a direct answer but the Dr was a class act and was reassuring.
We're also going to try a new bottle. And just try to tolerate the puke launching. Yuck.
Okay, so the little man is here. He'S 4 days old and cant seem to decide if he's a happy baby or not.
I feel a little silly asking since this is our 3 rd kid but he constantly is rooting around for food. He's over eating because feeding him is the only thing seems to calm him....for a little bit. Pacifier works for a bit but when push comes to shove he'll go on for 5 6 hours till his poor belly finally stops hurting. Or at least that's my theory.
Would we benefit from a swing? Any other advice to offer on a baby who thinks he's hungry all the time?
ETA he's formula fed. That is surely an important detail.
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07
and M 8/10
and B 8/12
Last edited by badmisterkitty; 08-31-2012 at 02:49 PM.