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3 month old with pooping problems. Any advice GREATLY appriciated

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chowebella Thu 27-Feb-14 17:48:31

Hi there,

My son is now 3 months old and he's having a really hard time pooping.

It started about 6 weeks ago and seems to be getting worse. He's always passed wind a lot and when he poops its very explosive like its literally explodes from him.

He started going about 2-3 days inbetween poops and would then have a big clear out but lately he's been going 4/5 days without pooping and will then only go a small ammount.
He is formula fed and his stools are not hard.

last week after not pooping for 6 days I took him to the doctors who prescribed lactolose. After a few days of trying the lactolose still no poop so I went back and the doctor gave me suppositories to try. He pooped almost instantly after the suppository but then we went back to not pooping for a few days so again I went back to the doctor who prescribed movicol.

He has been pooping with the movicol but it has made his poop very runny and when he passes gas its staining his nappies with wet farts (sorry for the tmi).

The problem to me does not seem to be he's constipated as his poops have never been hard and the movicol seems to be making his poops too watery. My main concern is he is clearly in a lot of pain when he tries to poop, he draws up his knees and he tries and tries his hardest bless him and he will scream in pain.

Its really heartbreaking to see him in constant pain everyday trying to poop and he's become really fussy and grizzly. He has always been such a pleasent baby I was truley blessed with such a happy baby but this whole poop situation is getting us both down. He still passes wind ok, although very smelly.

I really don't know what to do to help him anymore, I've tried the boiled water even with a splash of orange juice (advised by health visitor) i don't want to be constantly pumping him with lactolose or movicol or suppositories as I'm afraid it will make his bowels lazy and could cause more problems in the long run.

any help or advice really would be greatly appriciatee I am at my wits end.

thank you

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 27-Feb-14 18:00:27

Hmm, I wonder if he's intolerant to the milk (my DS has a cmpa and suffered with wind and exploding poos) Some children do have long term constipation issues too.

Have you tried massage? The hv can teach you some techniques.

I think a visit to the GP again might be worth it, you could ask to be referred to a paediatrician.

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