She is 4 months now, and it hasn't gotten better, it may have gotten worse. And I am exhausted and at my wits' ends. I don't sleep very much at night because she stirs every hour, usually because she has to burp or fart, or because she has spit up caught in her throat, so she chokes on it. Sometimes holding her hand works, but I cannot stand over her crib all night long, holding her hand. So at some point during the night, I pick her up, and take her into bed with me. I elevate my pillows and "sit-sleep", while she lies in my arms and falls back asleep in an inclined position. I have tried inclining her crib mattress but it only does so much. I'll eventually fall asleep in my sitting position and when I wake, I set little baby who has fallen back asleep down next to me in bed....and we sleep for about an hour or two, until it all starts again. When I tell people I sleep with her, everyone gives me the evil eye, and I am so tired of having to justify WHY I do it because most people don't believe me and say that it's because I've gotten her into the habit of sleeping with me.
This is what GER in a baby look like during the day:
I just was not understanding why she hated being on her back, when she would squirm so much, and cry. Now that I've read some on GER, I realise that it must be so painful for her, having heartburns constantly. I now feel so bad for having been impatient with her sometimes when all she wanted was to be comforted. My little girl is fighting this all day long.
They say it gets better as they learn to sit up, or stand, so this can continue until a year old. I don't want her chugging down meds for this, but she seems to be uncomfortable all the time. We'll be talking about it to her pediatrician at her next appointement in 2 weeks...