Well we had another night with Emily crying until 2am and it continued through today.
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas for us to try- please let me know.
Last night at her 9:00pm feeding she was very fussy. After eating she dozed off for a few minutes and then woke up crying. This went on all night- dozing off, waking up, crying, rooting and wanting more milk. There were points during the night that she was crying uncontrollably, almost screaming. We tried a pacifier, holding her in a more upright position, bouncing, swaddling, walking around, her swing, we turned on the vacuum and that made her quit crying but she still wouldn't fall asleep. This fussiness/crying has been going on for three nights now, before that she was pretty content and didn't have any problems sleeping. I can't think of anything that has changed in the past few days. The crying happens both when I breastfeed her or give her a pumped bottle.
Before today, she had no problems going right to sleep after eating during the day. She would eat every 2.5- 3 hours and wasn't fussy. She would then fall asleep for about 2.5 hours and I would wake her up so I could feed her and change her diaper and play. Well today was a different story. She has continued with the crying/screaming all day. I feed her and she will fall asleep for maybe an hour and then she wakes up crying, rooting and wanting more milk.
She doesn't spit up very often and when she does it's not very much. I have noticed that she gets the hiccups a lot throughout the day. We have tried to sit her up after feeding and propping up one end of her bassinet.
Steve and I are lost on what to do at this point. Am I supposed to feed her every hour like she wants? Do I need to cut certain foods out of my diet? If so how do I know what foods to stay away from? Does anyone have any ideas?