I agree with the other posts,it really is all about trial and error with newborns. It seems there are thousands of reasons why your baby is unsettled. Welcome to parent hood. If I can give any advice it would be if in doubt and at your wits end, visit your doctor. There may be nothing medical wrong but most gp's are happy to give you advice and point you in the right direction for support. Perhaps try your plunket nurse or midwife for advice too Good luck,I hope baby settles soon.
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Please don't feel awful, you are sticking to your guns by going back to your docs again. Your instincts are working just fine too. Trust me it will get better, especially if you go to docs armed with symtoms and information and tonnes of ( I'm not taking no bulls**t for an answer). Good luck to you.
My DD3 started screaming and refusing her bottle at about 6 weeks old too. My midwife had no idea what was happening. We thought wind? After 2 days of constant screaming and no sleep, can't be wind, thought maybe colic,nope not that either. After visiting my doctor every day for a week with a screaming,tired baby who was in obvious pain,losing weight dangerously fast, and still not feeding ,my doctor finally agreed something was wrong and admitted DD3 into hospital. After being told that I was a useless mother and my baby was just hungry (I later made a formal complaint against this doctor), the docs decided to insert a tiny camera probe down into DD3's stomach for 24 hours to see what the problem was. In the meantime DD3 was being feed via tubes,given gaviscon,but still screaming on and off. After 24 hours the camera showed that my DD3 had stomach acid coming up and down her throat 15 times in 24 hours, burning her throat constantly(that's why she wouldn't feed,she knew it would hu...
I agree with beccaboo!! You find out who your true friends are!!
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss!! I've never had a miscarriage but I have a friend who has and I saw how she suffered. I can't tell you how long before you can feel again, I can only sympathyse for you. I hope you have plenty of support!
I was a single mum of three under five about six years ago, so I know how you feel. The trouble with small-minded people is they will never be open-minded to how single parents came to be single parents. They choose to judge rather than to ask and understand. It's funny how they look down on the single parent,yet their own lives are probably not perfect. Unfortunately the critisism and comments won't stop but you will eventually stop hearing it. Be proud of yourself,it's a huge achievement bringing up children on your own!!
Maybe leave it for a couple of weeks and try again? Do you offer her a variety of foods eg different flavoured rice cereals?
Hello, Three of my four children were started on solids well before the recommended age. It seems to be me that mums and health professionals go through fads, what is ok to give a 3 month old in 1996 is not recommended in 1997!! There are all sorts of pros and cons to starting baby early on solids. It seems to be a topic that is almost as sensitive as religion!!! At the end of the day, you are mum, you know your own child better than anyone else ever will, so if you think your baby is ready to try solids then try it. Mine all handled their rice cereal well. My son started solids at 6 weeks and still eats like a trooper at 14 yrs. You have my full support!!
I would suggest stopping the wrapping and take the stop roll out of his bed( unless you have a medical reason for needing it) At 6 months old he probably does not want to be wrapped anymore. He is probably having trouble at rolling back at floor time because he has not had the practice. You seem very anxious but if he is in a cot he is safe. Make sure there is no pillow or soft toys that could cover his face. Hope this helps
My DH normally comments when he thinks the vacuming needs to be done. I have a crap corner and a crap drawer !! My home is clean but forever untidy with 4 kids in the house. I can start tidying up at one end of the house,making my way to the other end,only to find the kids have already messed up the first end lol!!