My sweet poor Gwendolyn. I post happy photos of my girl but so often for the last 1 1/2 months she has been so unhappy. Nightly screaming sessions of 3 hours — we knew it had to do with gas issues. We went to the doctor where we were told it was colic. We use gas drops, gripe water, massages — the works and though it got somewhat better there was still hours of crying from it per day.
She was on my milk with one formula bottle at night. Long story short I decided to have her go on Similac alimentum. WHAT a DIFFERENCE. Seriously after the first bottle it is like she is a different baby — almost all smiles. The only thing I have to get over is the smell of the stuff — smells like Kraft cheese powder to me — but she does not seem to mind it. It seems like she is allergic to the lactose in my milk. And I think that is the final answer. All I know is with the switch there has not been one crying episode due to gas. I hope our visit to the doctor’s will tell us more. I keep pumping and I am able to freeze her portion — problem is that I am going to run out of freezer space really soon — within a month.