My poor 3 week old baby has been having problems with his digestion. First, at the hospital after he was born, the poor kid turned out to have a cow milk intolerance so he was switched to soy formula. Things were going well until he got constipated. He would only poop once a day, it was very hard poop, and my husband and I had to....errr...."assist" him to get him to poop. My DS would scream his head off like it hurt. His pediatrician said we could give him pedialight to regulate him. It worked, he is no longer constipated! But he still screams like crazy when he is working on a bowel movement, even if it is a couple hours before he poops. It's hard to get him to sleep because his stomach is so uncomfortable. I don't know if I should be worried that something is wrong or if he just has an immature digestive system and it will work itself out in a few weeks. Either way, has anyone experienced something similar? Any tips on how to soothe him? Should I be worried or is this normal? I'm a FTM and recently moved to a new state away from family and friends so I have no support and I live in a tiny town that has no new mom groups. Also please don't give me crap about formula feeding. I have legitimate reasons for not BF ing and telling me I should have BF is not helpful.
on Apr. 7, 2014 at 2:54 PM