Zantac is where it's at!
Turns out it seems Mira's "issues" are stemming primarily from her acid reflux. She's been struggling with nursing for a few days, and the problem really escalated Tuesday into Wednesday. She just wouldn't nurse. She'd scream as soon as I laid her on my lap to start nursing. It was beyond frustrating and worrying. She napped better on Wednesday, but still struggled with every feeding. I was getting so worried that she was developing an aversion to nursing, and that we'd have to give it up. More than that, nursing should be a pleasant, positive experience for both me and her, and it just wasn't.
So I desperately called 2 lactation consultants, and the pediatrician. One discussion with the consultant, and one visit to the pediatrician later... Mira's reflux medication got increased by 50%. Seemed like a lot, but we'll give it a try!
Lo and behold... She nurses with ease, and is sleeping like a champ. Oh, the wonders of medication. *Sigh* of relief from me!
But can you imagine? Her whole life, she's been in so much pain she can't sleep or eat properly. That breaks my heart.