sounds like it could be colic.
While colic is relatively common at this age, it's a good idea to take him to the pediatrician for a check just to make sure there's nothing wrong such as an ear infection. Chances are, it is colic, but it's always good to rule out other possible causes for inconsolable crying.
There are a few things you can try- none will magically cure it if it's colic, but some may help. Unfortunately, the only thing that truly "cures" colic is maturity. Most babies start to improve at 8-10 weeks.
For the gas- you can try simethicone drops. They are over-the-counter and completely safe. In the US, the brand name is Mylicon. They help the child burp and pass gas. You can also try stopping the feeds more frequently to burp. If he seems to be swallowing excesive amounts of air while feeding, you may want to consider another bottle system. Both of my girls had trouble with certain types of bottles.
For the colic- first off, a drink for mommy because it is incredibly stressful (just kidding- but seriously, be sure to try to get someone to help you)
~White noise helped us a lot- the louder the better. The vaccum soothed her, as did the loud bathroom fan.
~Swaddling- colicy babies often feel more secure swaddled. I like the kiddopatamus swaddleme because she can't get out of it.
~rocking, swaying, bouncing. Sometimes the only thing that would settle her a little was holding her while bouncing up and down on a large exercise ball.
~Go for a walk. Some of these babies like fresh air. Even if it's cold and dark out.
~Minimize light and sound, even during the day when the baby is OK. Some theorize that colic is a kind of sensory overload. I found minimizing stimulation helped.
~Carry or wear the baby as much as possible, even when calm. Studies show that babies are carried or worn during the day cry up to 50% less at night. WHen my little one was at her worse, I tried this and did find it helped. They say it helps the baby stay calm and feel secure. You may want to invest in a baby sling or carrier.
I found that all of these things did help, but never the same ones. One day one technique would help, the next day something else. So you have to keep trying. Some people advised me to put the baby down and walk away, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. It is very hard and physically, emotionally, and mentally draining, but the baby is genuinely in distress. He is not doing it to torture you (that's what I had to keep reminding myself). It DOES get better and you just have to hang in there. Good luck.
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