Hello to all. I am a new mother to a beautiful almost 6 week old girl. We've been successfully breastfeeding since she was born. After about 2 weeks she was diagnosed with acid reflux and is now on Zantac. She's better, but still has some spitting up issues. She's gaining weight like a pro ( 7 lbs 14 oz at birth, 10 lbs 6 oz at her last appointment a week ago).
Recently we've come across another issue. For the past 2 weeks she's been grunting and pushing really hard like she has to poop but with no results. She went from having 5-6 poopy diapers a day to now having one every 3 days. I understand that their schedules may change and that this could be normal. Its the grunting and pushing that's really concerning me. She strains and pushes so hard that most times she cries actual tears and begins to wail. This happens about every 30-45 minutes during the day and about every hour and a half during the night. Is this normal? We've given prune juice and karo syrup to assist but they don't seem to be working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!