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Wind, constipation... Any advice???

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iloveavocado Tue 23-Jun-09 13:36:43

About a week ago, my ds, who is now 5 weeks, started suffering with wind in the evenings and getting quite grumpy. We cycled his legs, put him over a shoulder, etc, which helped him get rid of it a bit, and I also spoke to the doctor who prescribed Infacol.

His wind seemed to improve a bit, but now he's constipated. Before the infacol he was pooing at 3-6 times a day. At first when I started giving it to him this went to one massive poo a day, but now for the last 3 days he's not poed at all. I've stopped giving him the infacol, but he seems really troubled with tummy issues. Usually he is very calm and chilled, but he is grouchy and through the night he got little sleep and was grumbly and agitated and kicking his legs and stuff. He is also quite farty, but no poo.

Could the Infacol have caused this? Is there anything I can do to help him poo?

He is exclusively breastfed...

MadameCheese Tue 23-Jun-09 16:09:21

My DS didn't poo for days from fairly early on (got up to 12 days in the end). This is not a bad or unusual thing, they are just extracting all they can from your breast milk so there's not much waste. If you think he's uncomfortable you could try some gentle massage. Stroke in a C shape from right to left with baby oil.

dinkystinky Tue 23-Jun-09 19:27:19

Warm (well you know, as warm as babies are allowed)bath and tummy massage(always in a clockwise direction) might help him get his poo moving. My DS1 - and DS2 - were the same. With DS2 I ended up going to a cranial osteopath as he was really suffering from trapped wind - they helped him alot.

stainesmassif Tue 23-Jun-09 19:32:25

cranial osteopath helped immensely here too. also colief was much better than infacol, but administering it is a pain.

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