Is he gassy? My first dd would be fussy after I ate certain foods (broccholi, peanuts) and some babies also get fussy if you drink milk. I would try some gas drops if you haven't already and see if that helps...also since a checkup will be coming up soon if nothing changes make sure you talk to your pedi to see if there could be other issues. I know it may be hard but try not to stress to much because they do pick up on it. If someone can hold him if you start to feel overwhelmed, go clear your head for a minute or two (cry if you have to) then come back. I had to do that a few times or just being able to talk to someone helped me calm down and it helped us both.
Does he cry alot when you have him lying down but is okay if sitting up? any fever? if so may want to see if there is an ear infection.
Don't worry as you go along it will get easier to know what is happening especially when they are older. If they have an ear infection they pull and hold their ear while fussing but sometimes they also will touch their ear while getting teeth but will put things in their mouth (fingers, toys) to chew on.View Thread
At my daughter's daycare, if it is ongoing and is not corrected after speaking to the parents about the issue the child is expelled. If you received a student handbook when your child started at the daycare, it should have some procedures they follow when this happens.View Thread
There are two different types. Gerber makes them I believe. There is one style that is only a plastic cover that are plain and there is another style that has padding inside to soak up urine and still has the plastic on the outside. You can go to target.com and type in training pants in the search. They also make underwear that you put the plastic over which I think worked better than the all in one.View Thread
My daughter is the same age and does the same thing. A few weeks ago she started tap and if she wasn't dancing she didn't like it because it was too loud and her friend (same age) is doing it also. My daughter did have two sets of ear tubes put in but they are now out so I'm not sure what made her so sensitive to loud sounds.View Thread
I agree with pp. You can also use a plastic cover if you are worried about accidents. I believe Gerber makes some...I found mine at Target.
Is he in a daycare setting? That helped my dd. Her friends were starting to wear panties so she had to wear them also. Within two weeks she was potty trained with the exeption of pooping. She is now 3.5 and is completely potty trained.View Thread
Try to pump after she feeds. She is more efficant than a pump and pumping after will let you body know that it needs to produce more. the same thing happen to me when my dd started to sleep more during the night and I gave up. with my 2nd she has only slept once all night. After she fed in the morning i pumped and have not had a problem and was able to pump out an extra 5 ounces. Most of the time I am able to pump out more in the morning than I am during the afternoon. There are times that she will cluster feed in the afternoon but will be in the same routine during the night.
Be sure you are eating regularly and drinking plenty of fluids. I believe you sould also eat around the same amount of calories as you did while you were pregnant.
You can use something called lach assist...it is by Lansinoh...to bring out your nipple if it lays flat to help her latch on. I sometimes have to use it. I also use a nipple gard because my let down is forceful and she loses her latch. They come in different sizes 16mm, 20, and 24 and the one I have is by Medela.View Thread
Make sure you stay hydrated and eat regularly. If you are stressed out that will lower supply. I sometimes pump after I feed my dd and that will help. Some say that it helps to shower before you pump or place warm wrags over your breast to help with you let down for pumping. You can also try fenugreek or mothers milk tea. If you use them together they usually increase supply...I found them at a health food store.
If you hadn't posted yet on the breastfeeding community give them a try...they helped me when I had any questions.View Thread
I believe that they are pushing your buttons. My 3 1/2 yo daughter was not listening for the last couple of months of my pregnancy and for two weeks after the birth of our second daughter. All of a sudden she is doing great. During the time she didn't listen she would be fine with everyone else. Don't feel bad they do go thru these stages. I sigh and count to ten, get down to her level, have her look at me and ask again without raising my voice and asking please. When I started doing this, she seemed to do better and I would tell her that it makes me very happy that she listened to me and that I did not have to yell. I try to make sure that I am giving her attention with the new baby so she won't have jealousy issues. Please do not feel like you are failing, all children test your patients.View Thread