I took my son to a g.i. Doctor. He said "the cause of his discomfort is a slight intolerance to dairy which is irritating his colon and causing it be a little inflamed. This is why it is difficult to have b.m." He told me to stop i taking all dairy and use Almond Milk as a source of calcium. At least 16 oz a day to replace the calcium I am losing breastfeeding.
He had me get Culturelle Probiotics capsules. I am to give him a 1/2-1 capsule a day sprinkled in a spoon of applesauce.
I asked him about the use of the cutip and Vaseline and he said "it is totally fine. It will not make him dependent on it because his organs are still going to function as they do. Continue to relieve his discomfort nightly before bed, as you've been doing. You can also use suppository."
The next day, after 1 dose of probiotics, he had the biggest b.m. he's ever had ON HIS OWN! The next day he had another one.
It's definitely helping
I hope this helps a stressed out mommy with the same issue.
I am a 33 year old new mommy (never thought I could have kids....SURPRISE!!!!!) and I love my son more than the air I breathe. As most of us do, I hope. I never had experience with kids, at all. I'm learning as I go. Any and every bit of help is highly appreicated!!!!!! Thank you in advance!!!!
My lil ninja boy is 13 weeks and is EBF and barely even gets pumped milk unless I wanna have a glass of wine or 3.
Our issue is this:
Since, he was about a month old he has been having problems pooping. It's not solid. It's typical EBF liquid yuck. A lot of times he will cry/scream as if he's trying to push out a solid poop the size of a potato. Turns red, screams, pushes, clenches, flexes his abs, draws legs up, and etc...then....nothing.
He poots and burps frequently. Normal, I'd say. I don't work and I've only been away from him for 3 hours since he was born. So....I know every lil sound he makes.
I do the bicycle exercise with his legs frequently throughout the day, blow on his feet, massage his feet with lotion, make fart noises on his feet, massage his belly, sing to him "Whatcha gonna do with that lil bitty booty??? Wiggle wiggle" and start wiggling him and doing the bycicle thingy, and use the wet wipe to try to stimulate BEFORE I use the cutip.
When he starts screaming and crying like all his organs are gonna come out of his rectum I give in and use a cutip and Vaseline.
I have spoken to his doc a few times about it and she continued to say "babies cry when they poop...." My reply has been and still is "this seems excessive...it's not solid poop. It shouldn't hurt him like it does. It breaks my heart!"
Today she finally referred us to a gastro doc. So, I'm waiting to do that.
In the meantime....pleas HELP!!!!!! This can't be normal!!!!! What can I do besides what I do, gripe water, gas drops, and baby tylenol???? I've done all that, too.