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HV has recommended 'comfort' milk for constipated DD (4 wks old). What is it?

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Tiredemma Wed 02-Oct-13 16:00:00

As title suggests-

DD is four weeks old and has had constipation since about 3 days old. I changed from Aptamil to Hipp about two weeks ago so I am reluctant to change again unless absolutely necessary.

GP has prescribed lactulose but DD remains constipated (in fact she has only done a poo on average every 3 days and thats after I have applied a vasiline tipped cotton bud to her bottom)

The HV isnt keen for DD to have lactulose everyday and suggested changing to a comfort milk- ive looked on internet and read stories about it actually making constipation worse??

any advice?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 04-Oct-13 08:45:18

Hope it helps smile the transformation is amazing when they get into the right milk for them. Don't be fobbed off either if you think it's more. smile

Tiredemma Sat 05-Oct-13 10:22:21

Not sure what to do now.

Went out yesterday and purchased some aptamil comfort, a flask to keep water hot for night feeds and some size 2 teats. Was all prepared to change milk last night.

On advice of HV I still gave DD some lactulose yesterday PM as she had not had a poo for two days.

Last night at about 7pm DD had an explosion of green poo- very loose, all up her back etc.

So now I dont know whether I should change the milk still???

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 05-Oct-13 10:49:39

I'd try it tbh. It's the only way to find out of it helps.

Tiredemma Sat 05-Oct-13 10:56:25

the worse that can happen is that she is likely to have another runny nappy isnt it really?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 05-Oct-13 11:03:19

Pretty much. Can't get much worse really bless her. But do keep an eye in it invade it's not constipation and it's the actual milk.

Tiredemma Sat 05-Oct-13 11:08:50

will do. thanks for your help.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 05-Oct-13 11:15:50

Hope it does help and she's more settled bless her. It's awful to watch isn't it .

Alanna1 Sat 05-Oct-13 11:26:21

I would ask for a referral. But in general I'd take a GP'sadvice over aHV.

Rhubarb78 Sat 05-Oct-13 11:42:21

Hi op, my dd had problems with constipation and tummy gurgling plus mega projectile vomiting. I changed her to comfort milk (she also has a prescribed thickner because of the vomiting) and she has been much better, way more comfortable after feeds and no problems with constipation at all. Hope it helps your lo

Tiredemma Sat 05-Oct-13 11:54:16

Rhubabrb- hwo do you make her feeds up?

Tiredemma Sun 06-Oct-13 09:16:51

Just tried it for first feed today.

No churning, no writhing, no spitting bottle away.

Sleeping soundly now.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 06-Oct-13 09:17:49

That's great smile long may it continue.

Rhubarb78 Mon 07-Oct-13 08:37:22

Sorry, i forgot to recheck this thread. I make the feeds up with 2oz hot water to dissolve the powder in and then add 4oz of pre measured cooled boiled water and then shake it all up, should be ready to drink then

Tiredemma Mon 07-Oct-13 09:36:53

Thanks rhubabrb- tahts how I have been doing it (but 2oz/2oz)

DD slept really well last night and actually only woke for one feed- I think she is more content.

AND she did a poo.

I am relieved!!

Chunderella Mon 07-Oct-13 21:07:40

Simply not true in this case mrsmartin, not with the more specialist and medicalised formulas. Glad it's going well OP.

Tiredemma Thu 10-Oct-13 09:08:37

Just a quick update!

Seems much more content on this milk, only does a poo every other day, but these are 'normal' and not rock hard. Best bit?- She goes down to sleep at 7pm, wakes at 1.30am for a feed and then goes back down until 7am.

Its wonder juice.

Chunderella Thu 10-Oct-13 22:00:09

Good to hear it's made such a difference for you OP.

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