I'm noticing my daughters pooping habits have changed a lot now that she's been on zantac for 2 months. At first I thought it was normal that she wasn't pooping every day, as is often the case with BF babies. But now I'm convinced she's constipated.
Today she was straining and grunting and turning her little face PURPLE ( ) trying to have a BM. When I thought she was done I went to change her diaper only to find a small ball of green gummy poo that was STUCK to her butt like wall paper glue!! As soon as I wiped her she started going more, and by the end it was normal, yellow, seedy breast milk poo. That first bit was obviously in there a while to look (and smell) the way it did.
Sorry if this is all too much information.
I don't want her to be constipated, but at the same time the Zantac has REALLY worked for her and I'm scared to just stop giving it to her. Any other reflux mothers have this problem? Were you able to switch to another med, or did you stop giving it all together? What's worse, reflux or constipation? Any natural constipation or reflux remedies? We also feed on an incline, sleep on an incline, hold her upright after nursing, burp frequently, etc, which is why medication was our last resort.
PS, she is formula supplemented (very minimally) but has always had typical breast milk poops.