Back again, with the same problem as before. My twin boy (now 4 months old) continues to cry a lot of the day, and I really do not know what to do anymore.
Since my last post, I took him back to the paediatrician who changed his milk to an amino acid formula and his Omeprazole dose was increased to help his reflux. He also saw an ENT doctor who confirmed his has laryngomalacia and reflux laryngitis. He will grow out of the floppy larynx apparently and if we control his reflux, that should help his reflux laryngitis.
For a short while after changing his milk, he seemed to massively improve. He went from crying 90 percent off the day to a happy, smiley baby. It was so lovely to see, he’d wake up smiling and sleep a little better. I thought we’d turned a corner but it was short lived…
He has recently had his first cold, very snotty and a bloody nose which the doctor said is just because his nasal cavity is inflamed from the cold. I thought maybe that’s why he has been clingy again but the crying is just all day, inconsolable at times. If I manage to get him to nap, it’s for the shortest of times before he wakes up crying again. It then takes forever for me to settle him back down.
I’ve reached a point today where I just feel quite overwhelmed with it all, and like I’m failing both of my babies. Because my little boy took so much of my attention last night (I got maybe 2 hours of broken sleep, and he slept with me in the end), I neglected to notice that his twin sister had pooped and therefore she now has nappy rash which has really upset me. The doctor has prescribed her some cream and tried to make me feel better about the situation, but I can’t help but blame myself because I should have checked her. It was just that I was so exhausted trying to comfort her brother, I didn’t think.
I’ve tried everything that I can think off, but these days I’m now even nervous to go out incase he cries none stop and then his sister starts. I have a supportive husband but he has to work, so I am alone a lot of the time.
Has anyone and similar and can offer some advice on what could possibly be causing him upset? I don’t always pick him up when he cries so it’s not that he’s used to being held, I do leave him to cry it out but it doesn’t seem to work!
Thanks so much for reading this far if you’ve made it! Xx