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eeek am freaking out! ds is 3months and suffering from colic in the evenings and poohs every 5 days when he does go its runny (he is bf) but hes crying when he goes. tje doctor gave me some suposidly "tiny" suppositiries for me to use today on him. ive opened them and they look huge. it says they are for infants on the box. im panicing about it now im sure i should grow a pair and just do it, has anyone done this and have any tips how to get them in?
How huge are they? I had some for dd2 when she had her tonsils out (she was 2), but also had teeny ones for dd1 when she was about 3 months. I say teeny because they were, compared to dd2's later - but at the time I felt just like you do!
They slip in amazingly easily, or should, with the slightest nudge iyswim. If they don't, then you can always cut one in half? Are they laxative? If so, the dose won't matter too much.
If he's 3 months and BF then five days isn't too long to go without a poo. If he's uncomfortable I'd look into taking a baby massage class particularly the IAIM as they have a colic routine that could help.
Sorry x-posted. Laxatives?! Really surprised at that. Might be worth reposting this thread on the bottle & breastfeeding board. As far as I know it's very unusual for a bf baby to.be constipated. I would get.a.second opinion before using them personally.
I agree. Very, very much doubt a breast fed three month old needs laxatives. 'Colic' is complex but probably not directly poo related. Tbh I'm quite shocked you've been prescribed this for a child who plainly isn't constipated.
I agree, this sounds demented. when mine were tiny and ebf they would go ages without going, and then produce housefuls of poo in one day. And everyone said that was normal. They would also be unexplainedly whingey at times, and need lots of cuddling and burping. That was apparently normal too. I am glad nobody told me to put things up their bums. ask again.
I second everyone above - if the suppositories are just for poo related issues, please don't give them before getting a second opinion, he is not constipated! Both my DCs went every 7-10 days at that age, perfectly normal if BF'd.
thats what i thought. have tried everything baby massage helps him fart but doesnt help colic. hes on gripe water but we have tried infacol. i took him to gp yesterday after he screamed with agony for an hour and wouldnt feed. dh was calling nhs direct they advised him a out of hour doctor would call in 2 hours. then he calmed just as i was going to take him to a&e. once he fed he slept and woke up at the normal time for a feed. the doctor had left a msg on my phone it had taken them 6 hours to call. in the morning he was all smiles so took him to gp. she says she wants to 'treat the bottom half first' meaning the next she'll look at silent reflux. i personally dont think hes constipated. have called health visitor as they told me to go to gp. and they said the poo thing is normal