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Old 05-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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My little guy, Bodhi, had these wild flailing fits. His arms and legs will just cycle and kick and his head turns back and forth. He yanks of the breast. Then it seems like half the time when I feed him he arches his back horribly and won't take the breast. I am worried he has cerebral palsy or something. My youngest besides him is 11 so it has been a really long time since I have had a newborn. He is my 5th child. I just don't remember any of my other babies behaving this way.

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To me it sounds as though is has really bad gas, that is causing lots of pain. Or reflux. They don't always having to be spitting up a lot to have reflux. But it is very painful for them. Has he been like this for a while?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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Sounds like gas to me. He may be allergic/sensitive to something too in your milk. Reflux is also common in newborns.
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Yes. Basically since birth. He goes to the doctor on Thursday. I was going to ask about reflux. I hope it is something that easy. I quit caffeine because I thought it was irritating him. Milk is a hard one though.
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To me it sounds as though is has really bad gas, that is causing lots of pain. Or reflux. They don't always having to be spitting up a lot to have reflux. But it is very painful for them. Has he been like this for a while?
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Re: A little stressed about my almost 4 month old.

I agree with reflex. My firstborn son did this and he had reflux really bad his first 3 months.
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Yeah sounds like reflux to me. Especially the won't nurse part.
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The arching back screams reflux to me.
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Sounds like gas to me. He may be allergic/sensitive to something too in your milk. Reflux is also common in newborns.
This. It sounds like something you are eating is causing him to have issues with reflux and gas, so he doesn't want to eat.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #10
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I would give up dairy too, just to see if it helps. It is not easy, but much better than a baby in pain.
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