Grace has been screaming from the moment she was born. It's a fact of life that she is, let's say, a tad more delicate than Claire.
But last week we reached the peak of Grace's screaming. It was happening at every feeding and for up to 30 minutes after each feeding. She would wake during her naps screaming and even during the night.
Something was very wrong. We just had no idea what it was.
So, we saw the doctor, who diagnosed acid reflux and prescribed some meds. But by the weekend, I was on the verge of losing it. The medicine wasn't supposed to start working for a few days, and I couldn't take the screaming any longer.
With very little sanity left, no answers and two long days until we could see the doctor again, we took a stab in the dark.
We switched her to a soy formula. And within two days the screaming stopped. Stopped. Like completely stopped. Just. Like. That.
I don't know if the reflux medicine kicked in or if the soy formula was the solution. Or if it was something else entirely. But the point is, the screaming has ceased.
And The Screamer has been smiling ever since.