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Food making baby fussy

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My son is 4 months old and has been very colicy and has reflux. At 3 months I went into the doctors to check on his reflux and the dr was very much for me starting solids at 4 months so help with the reflux. Problem is I first tried rice ceral and that made him fussy. So a week later I tried baby oatmeal ceral thinking it was the rice. Still fussy. Now a week later I tried sweet potato's and I have a fussy baby. We go in soon and I was going to ask the dr. But I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. It happens a couple hours after he eats and he is just unconsolable. I breastfeed and I cannot eat chocolate and limited dairy so I know he is sensitive. He was a big baby at birth 9lbs 9oz and probably weighs close to 18lbs now, we nurse every 2 hours at least during the day and most nights. Sometimes he sleeps but most times it is every 2-3 hours at night. He has also grown about 6 inches since birth he is a big boy and I think he needs more.

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Feeding every two hours for a 4-month-old sounds like a lot to me.  I understand that it's hard to know how much he's taking in when he's breastfeeding, but at four months, he should be able to go 3-4 hours between feedings, not every 2 - and he should definitely be able to go at least that long at night.  Are you sure he's fussing because he's hungry, and not for some other reason?  If he's fussy that quickly, it's possible that he needs to eat more at a sitting than what he's eating now.
He is getting a lot when he nurses because when I pump I can get 4 oz out of a side. If he does not want to eat he wont. When he is crying after having solids he does not want to nurse I think it gives him a belly ache. He has gained close to 9lbs since birth and grown 6 inches so he is growing and gaining a lot.

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