Hi, 8 week old DS rarely poos (between every 4-9 days), we're on day 6 this time round. The longer it gets, the more he starts being sick, straining, struggling and every single person (including HVs, Drs etc) has said he stinks and he really does.
His farts are so fowl that I need to hold my breath most of the time when he does it.
He was prescribed colief, which did help, he fed a lot less, seemed happier, slept normally and he pood and was okay for a couple of days afterwards, we ran out and he went back to his usual but I don't know if this was coincidence.
We have just been prescribed gaviscon for him as my GP thinks reflux may be a problem but I see this causes constipation? He isn't sick for a day or so when he has had a BM.
Can someone please help me get to the bottom of this?
My dd didn't poo for 2 weeks at a similar age. Ebf too. GP said as dd didnt seem distressed and no other symptoms then to give a couple of teaspoons of orange juice. That did the trick! It was a worry. I just didn't know what to do.
We were given lactulose yesterday morning, he pood last night and there was tons of it. I don't know if it was the lactulose as I thought that would take longer to work?
We had to put him on a bed mat for ages as it just kept coming. He still strained even after the lactulose but seemed loads happier afterwards and actually slept very well after and during the night.
HV is coming on Monday, if things don't stay better with the lactulose then I will say I want a referral. Tbh I want one anyway as even if we sort the symptoms there must be a reason he is being like this?