It sounds much more likely to me. The time periods of crying you have mentioned will probably be linked to feeds. The constant rooting you mentioned makes sense as that's exactly what Charlie did. They told me it's because breast milk contains an analgesic, and babies know this. It's for comfort. Problem is, in response to the feed the stomach will then produce the acid to digest the milk. It's kind of like a dog chasing it's tail scenario. The pediatrician told me to try and avoid comfort feeding. And I was like eerr how am I supposed to know the difference. Lol
The upright feed will absolutely help. Is your baby bed sharing? Or cot/Moses basket? Charlie pretty much demanded to be held all night, so he bed shared because I was literally running on empty and for the sake of my other kids I needed sleep. So I propped him in an almost semi vertical position, and that really helped him. If your baby is in a cot, elevate it on one side. The sloped position will also help. We used a travel air pillow just to create that incline.
Wind travels hand in hand with reflux. That may be bothering the baby too. Gently cycling the legs can help that. You can use infacol to tide you over until the 1 month mark, then gripe water is much more effective.
If it's colic it will pass, if it's silent reflux, which I think it is, you will need help. Silent reflux sucks because if your baby is like mine, and doesn't vomit, gains weight normally etc like Charlie did it's easy to miss. Don't worry about an elimination diet, if your little one had lactic allergy they would vomit.
Hiccups. Wet burps, and lots of clear liquid along with random movements like thrashing his head to one side and clenched fists. All subtle indicators. Oh and the incessant none stop inconsolable crying. Not so subtle!!
I remember being so jealous of other mums with their 'Content happy babies' sleeps all night.. yada yada lol I was at my wits end!!
He's taking small doses of ranitidine right now and it DOES get better ❤️ Promise !! X