Wondered if anyone had any advice on how I can settle my newborn baby?
He’s only 11 days old and I know that babies of this age can cry a lot but I’m worried I’m missing something that’s obviously wrong.
During the day he’s generally fairly settled either sitting with me or in his carrycot. We’ve been out today in the pram and he was fine. Even when he grumbled a couple of times he was fairly easy to settle.
For the last two days, yesterday & today, he’s become very unsettled (ie constantly screaming) from about 7pm onwards. Last night he cried from about this time to around 3am & I was in tears myself because I felt helpless to make him feel better. The only time he wasn’t screaming was when he was feeding (he’s breast-fed) but then he was at it again immediately afterwards. He does spit up some of his milk and I struggle to wind him generally.
He’s settled and asleep now on me (I’m sitting and he’s on my front) but I know I can’t move him or he’ll start again. It’s like he can’t tolerate lying down on his back but he’s fine with this throughout the day and has previously slept ok at night (for a newborn!) Could this be just wind or reflux? But if so, why does it only bother him in the evening and night?!
Any ideas? I hate seeing my little baby so difficult to soothe as I worry that he’s in pain and feel awful that I can’t make him better 😢 x