Issues with newborns bowel movements

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Amit1981 Fri 17-Oct-14 13:38:15

Hi Everyone

This is my first post and I'm doing so out of concern and desperation.

We had our baby girl on 22/09/2014, the birth was normal with no complications and my wife has exclusively breast fed from birth.

My daughters feeding regularly but we have an issue in that over the last week or so, whenever she tries to poo, she is wriggling crying and screaming on occasions. When she does eventually manage to do this, the poo is runny and not hard (associated with constipation). She has also been vomiting, when struggling to poo.

We went and saw the doctor and as everything seemed normal to us, he gave us a prescription for infacol (which is making no difference). I know from previous experience this is normally given for colic etc.

I've called the midwife and they have also dismissed this as being normal.

Am I being an alarmist and is this just my baby getting used to her bowel movements. Or could it be something else?

(I've just tried to call my doctors and they are closed)

Many thanks in advance for your advice.

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icklekid Fri 17-Oct-14 13:40:27

Not sure about the crying that would worry me but runny poo was normal for ds when exclusiveexclusively breastfeeding

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