DS3 is 3 weeks old and for the last few days has been a bit unsettled, especially at evening time. I've started on infacol and it seemed to be helping but now he has a bad bottom and is having quite explosive poos every half hour or hour. I can hear and feel his tummy gurling. I dont remember this much bottom activity with either of my other DS's.
Could this be a reaction to infacol (doubt it though)or can a baby get a tummy bug?? Or is it normal and I've just blanked this amount of poo out
That doesn't sound good to me. When my DS was tiny he sometimes did 5 poos in a day and was fine, but every half an hour sounds lik diahorrea to me. I'd be on the phone to NHS direct at the very least, not on mumsnet
Really beanlet??? It never crossed my mind to call NHS direct as I dont think he is that poorly. He's feeding well, doing plenty of wet nappies, and is alert just pooing a lot. I was going to see how he is tomorrow and maybe try to call the health visitor. You've made me consider this a bit more seriously though, but as he is feeding well and doesn't seem dehydrated I'm reluctant to panic about it yet.
Breast feeding... Not full at all. Most of the time there is a lot of air and a two pound coin size poo in the nappy. Still very yellow, not a greeny colour. It was quite mucusy yesterday but just normal consistency today
Hmmm now that would make me think it is more of a colicky problem than diarroeah (or however you spell that word!).
Is he having a growth spurt or feeding a lot? Have you eaten something different or signs of thrush?
My DS2 (DC3) was also very like this - I could hear his tummy rumbling in the night. He used to have loads of dirty nappies but never full. Is normal for a bf baby to go quite a lot in early weeks.
Of course check with your HV / GP - however I personally wouldnt be worried as an emergency as long as he appears dehydrated. That is only my personal opinion though - am not a doctor or can give medical info over the net!
The greeny nature of the poos could mean too much foremilk. Foremilk is very watery whereas the hindmilk is richer in nature, sits in the tummy longer and is more satisfying. Try a couple of feeds in the day expressing some of the bluish milk so DS gets the creamier milk, it wont do any harm for such a short period and as an experiment might be the answer.
Alternatively it is between 2-4 weeks that babies start with colic, so infacol, gripe water, coleif and various colic treatments are worth a try. Look at NHS choices for colic. Milk free diet is the last resort with colicky babies.
Thanks guys... He is still having a lot of small dirty nappies and is definately showing signs of colic. In fact I'm waiting for the 5pm kick off for a cry-fest. I'm still going with infacol but may try some other remedies, although I guess they are hit and miss. Thanks for the views though! He still seems OK and is feeding well.