Friday, October 19, 2012

Fuss Fuss

That is Grayson's nickname lately, sigh. He is still feeding and sleeping great. He sleeps nine hours some nights. But when he is awake during the day, it's another story. It seems that he is colicky. I cut way down on my dairy, but he is still more fussy than usual and spitting up even more than before. I'm not kidding when I say that he spits up 10 or more times every day. Sometimes he is peaceful, sometimes he spits up right after eating and sometimes he cries and fusses and then spits up and it seems to give him relief. Sometimes it's almost clear liquid and other times it's very chunky and white. Beginning today, I am cutting out dairy 100% and giving it 7-10 days to see if there is any improvement. Otherwise we are off to the pediatrician.  It's really hard on me because I am so worried that it's something I am eating. I am making a huge effort to eat very healthy, whole foods;  just meats, veggies, fruits, nuts and lots of water. If it's not my diet, perhaps he has some reflux. If anyone has any advice or experience to share, please do!


  1. Amaya has been the same way. She was spitting up a lot with the same description as your LO. I think the only difference is that she wasn't all that fussy. I think her fussiness was gas related. Our ped said increase in spitting up is normal around this age as long as it is not projectile and painful. I have always drank a lot of water as well as dairy intake. I noticed a slight difference with her spit up frequency when I cut back on dairy. I would say keep an eye for a few days and if you feel the spit up is causing him pain and has force behind the spit up, call the pedi. He just might have some reflux. GL

  2. I had the same situation, the ped thought it was just colic/gas/reflux but my midwife suggested giving the no dairy a go just to see what happened. Two weeks to the day of completely dairy free there was a HUGE change in baby, like night and day! I feel like I have a brand new baby. Hardly any spit up, less burping, poop went from green and foamy back to yellow and BABY QUITE FUSSING ALL THE TIME! Apparently dairy issues are actually quite rare in babies, but holy hell, it made a huge huge difference in mine.

    Make sure you give it 2 full weeks, not just 7-10 days as I saw absolutely no change whatsoever until a full 2 weeks had passed and it was more like 15-16 days before baby's demeanor changed, his poop changed at 2 weeks.

    Also make sure you cut out ALL dairy, there's a pretty extensive list of things that are considered dairy, here's a great list:

    Good luck, it's not easy, especially when eating out but it makes losing baby weight easy as there's hardly any junk food you can eat!

  3. Evie was like this. It started when she was 3 weeks and got worse until 4 months. It turned out to be reflux. She was helped greatly by prevacid, and it cleared up by about 5 months. It's worth looking into and I hope he feels better!

  4. Thank you all so much! I really appreciate the suggestions and stories. I felt so alone when I looked at pictures of everyone's baby sitting in family's laps and wearing dry outfits. My dairy free diet seems to already be helping. The excessive fussing is almost completely gone. Still a lot of spit up, but nothing like before and no fussing surrounding the spit up times. It's almost never projectile, just pours out of his mouth out of nowhere. Hopefully what they say about it subsiding between 4 and 6 months is true.