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5 monthold started grunting / straining, pooing ok...also personality change.

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Totobear Thu 04-Oct-12 14:53:19

I don't know what has happened to my little one. A previously happy baby is now often crying, grunting, straining and arching his back often. I know we are Wonder weeking but its never been this bad before.

I thought the grunting and back arching could be reflux but now I am not sure as sometimes he will stop when put down flat and Gaviscon hasnthelped.

It's like my baby has morphed into someone else. I started feeding him 3 hourly rather than four today in case that makes a difference if it is tummy related.

Any ideas?

jkklpu Thu 04-Oct-12 15:03:44

Have you started weaning?

Totobear Thu 04-Oct-12 17:53:00

No, I am planning to do it at six months. He is taking a good amount of milk and sleeping through.

Satine5 Thu 04-Oct-12 20:36:41

Mine started doing it around 3/4 months and it turned out to be silent reflux and milk and soya protein intolerance. Gaviscon never really helped, she was on ranitidine and omeprazole until she got better. Maybe get a second opinion? If you are breastfeeding, have you tried dairy free diet for a few weeks?

Totobear Thu 04-Oct-12 21:35:25

Thanks. We have been given a prescription for ranitidine but I suppose I was hoping I wouldn't have to give it to him!

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