7 week old with constipation

(4 Posts)
MrsPatMustard Wed 12-Mar-14 13:22:57

Any advice from experienced Mumsnetters? DS son has gone from having 4 poos a day to one every two days. It's been going on for a week now. He's really distressed, is straining and grizzling constantly and none of us are sleeping a wink. The doctor was pretty dismissive (I think he thought i was a neurotic mother) and told me to let nature take it's course.

We've tried tummy massage, giving him warm water in a bottle, warm baths, switching his usual formula to the 'comfort' formula. Nothing is helping. Have completely run out of ideas. Help!

ExBrightonBell Wed 12-Mar-14 18:56:40

If you'll forgive the question, what's the poo like when he does go?

MrsPatMustard Thu 13-Mar-14 20:45:19

Pretty runny actually - although i've heard that can be a sign of constipation too.

ExBrightonBell Thu 13-Mar-14 21:04:57

Hmmm, it can be I think, although if it is soft and yellowy then it's probably ok.

If he's still very distressed all the time and obviously struggling with pooing, then I would go back to the GPs and discuss it again. Maybe video him when he's showing the symptoms so the GP can see it for themselves.

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