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3week old, getting angry when feeding

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SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 13:08:29

DS is 3.5 weeks old and is EBF (had a bottle of formula last night as I was exhausted)

Last few days DS isn't feeding as well as he was, pulling off the breast after a short time, getting angry, throwing his head back etc.

He's also started to vomit after every feed (and even during feeds) - should I've worried?

He's very farty blush and it seems as though he struggles to poo (goes bright red, strains, gets angry etc) but this rarely results in a poo. He will do a big poo every 1-2 days.

Does this sound normal? Could it be reflux?

arbrighton Mon 24-Apr-17 13:15:37

I didn't even read to your questions at the end before I was thinking reflux. Has he been feeding ok and latching well til now and gaining weight ok?

But AFAIK, it's fairly normal that BF babies don't poo every day.

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 13:44:28

He had gone from 7lbs 3ozs to7lbs 15ozs from week1 to week 2. HV said I could weigh every two weeks as he'd gained so well. So our next weigh in is tomorrow.

I can hear him swallowing when he's not feeding (just sitting up etc), and he has hiccups a lot.

Today he's hardly been on the breast at all sad my DS1 had silent reflux but I suspect it was undiagnosed TT and possibly dairy intolerance. He wasn't sick, just angry after feed and constantly feeding(FF as BF was too painful) until weaned.

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 14:03:01

He hasn't fed properly since 9.30am....he's very sleepy. Had some wet nappies. Should I be worried?

arbrighton Mon 24-Apr-17 15:35:09

if sleepy, yes, please ring for help asap

Nifflerbowtruckle Mon 24-Apr-17 15:40:59

Is be being sick all of the feed from what you can tell?

MrsMKJ Mon 24-Apr-17 16:09:17

Hi Sing, I hope your LO is settling? I think it's quite common to have a fussy phase at this age however I think it's worth checking for reflux and also for tongue tie. Your local baby cafe can check for tongue tie. I hope you're sorted soon x

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 16:09:52

HV came to check, off to drs. Thanks everyone.

Sometimes it's a lot of the feed (it looks like it anyway)

He's had two 15 minute feeds since 9.30am. Still no poo.

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 16:11:46

Still not settled. Well sleepy until he's hungry (twice since this morning), then cries but is not comforted by the boob. Crying after a short feed.

I go to a BF cafe, will get them to check Thursday.

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 17:54:30

Been sent to the hospital. Dr put me in another room whilst he phoned hospital. confused

wineapotamus Mon 24-Apr-17 20:28:32

Any news OP? Hope all is well with you and ds.

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 20:34:04

Still at the hospital...seen a dr, but nothing much else. She observed him feed, very lethargic and pulled off after a few sucks. Haven't seen anyone since....

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 21:00:29

They are going to pop a suppository up his bottom and see if he feeds after a big poo.

No one seems to be concerned about dehydration. I'm on my own, DH is at home with DS1. Tired. Hungry. Thirsty. Stuck in a storage room...feeling very teary.

GuinessPunch Mon 24-Apr-17 21:02:25

Poor you. It sounds very stressful. I read your op and thought reflux too.

FurryElephant Mon 24-Apr-17 21:11:00

Oh how stressful sadI thought reflux also. Hope it all gets sorted quickly, you're in the right place! Don't feel bad for asking any/millions of questions, or pushing the doctors if you aren't happy with anything!

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 21:59:10

Thanks everyone

DS has just done the biggest poo, with some seriously loud farts and is now feeding like a trooper blush wtf?

blue2014 Mon 24-Apr-17 22:10:51

Oh I'm so glad he seems better smile

brownear Mon 24-Apr-17 22:18:54

Aw, well done to him!! grin

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 22:19:56

He's like a different baby! He's alert, eyes open etc. Still feeding!

I'm baffled! He's still being observed, hopefully the drs have an idea

FurryElephant Mon 24-Apr-17 22:36:36

Aw go baby!! Just needed to make some space grin

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 23:19:04

It's started again- the sick, the straining, the pulling up of the legs 😞😔

FurryElephant Mon 24-Apr-17 23:20:39

Oh no sadcould it be an intolerance? Quite a few baby's are intolerant/allergic to cows milk protein/soy?

SingToMeInFrench Mon 24-Apr-17 23:23:26

The HV did suggest an intolerance - the drs haven't said anything....

Blossom789 Tue 25-Apr-17 08:21:48

Gosh this sounds tough, good that he feed well after that big poo but not good it's started again.

My DS struggled with my flow which made him angry at the boob and would bring up his feeds regularly when that age- I'm not sure if that's relevant to you give the poo concerns. DS has never pooed everyday always every couple then when he goes he'll have a few big poos.

MollyHuaCha Tue 25-Apr-17 09:58:13

Keep asking questions till you are happy with the answers.

PS my babies didn't like it when I ate citrus fruit - just in case that helps x

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