Around 3 weeks old, we noticed a change in Barrett's cries and the amount of time that he cried throughout the day. He was eating like a champ, putting on weight like a pro, going to the bathroom just fine so we were at a loss as to why he would be so fussy. We started searching online and found that the number one suggestion to his fussiness was colic.
I listed out some of his symptoms to her:
-arching his back during feedings
-pulling away from my nipple or the bottle and then wanting to eat again almost immediately after pulling way but acting like he was super frustrated or in pain
-prefers his stomach over his back
-cries/screams when he burps
She said that he was a classic acid reflux case and that I should call my pediatrician immediately for an appointment and some medicine. I totally ruled out acid reflux because he doesn't spit up. I thought that babies that spit up a lot after feedings had acid reflux but I was wrong. My little man has been so fussy because he has a bad case of heartburn and every time he eats, he experiences pain. The milk soothes his esophagus, temporarily, so that explains why he is always acting hungry and also why he is putting on so much weight. The only way that we've been able to calm him down is to feed him...it has been so sad!
I'm hoping that his medicine does wonders for our little guy and we can get him feeling better before our trip home in a couple of weeks.