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my newborn has poo issues..

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Clovissa Tue 29-Sep-09 10:36:06

My 3 week old baby has a terrible time with his poo. He's very calm usually and not given to crying unless his dinner's late, but when he needs to do a poo he shrieks and wails and strains until rewarded. I don't know how to help him - he's definitely a bit windy and loves to be burped for hours.

I was going to give him gripe water, will this help?

He's our first, hence we're a bit clueless...

Thanks for your help!

Clovissa Tue 29-Sep-09 11:18:12

He's breast fed by the way.

dareisayit Tue 29-Sep-09 11:21:34

We fed ours gripe water and she settled a few mins later and it made pooing so much easier.
Have you tried Infacol (Boots) BEFORE her drink? Good stuff, I tell you.

Oh and congratulations on your LO!!

Clovissa Wed 30-Sep-09 09:11:59

Thanks dareI he really is edible!

I'm going to get some Infacol and gripe water today, he was straining away again last night the poor little thing. I thought breast-fed babies were less susceptible to wind and colic, but he does have quite a few bottles of expressed milk too.

Thanks for your help,

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