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2 questions regarding athletes foot and water for baby

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K2012 · 30/09/2022 09:12

FTM and it takes ages to get a GP appointment so I thought I’d ask here first for advice.

Baby boy is 4 months old, he’s formula fed and I express milk (only produce a small amount).
In July when there was a heatwave I gave him few sips of water those days when it was really hot as advised by health worker. In the last month baby normally does a poo every 2 days, some days (after the heatwave) I gave him few sips of water (maximum 5-10ml in a day) and he did a poo every day when he had water. Now that he does a poo every 2 days I’ve noticed that he makes this sound/trying to push it out for 5-10 minutes and when it’s out it’s a big explosion and everywhere. It’s soft and runny so not sure if he’s constipated. Sorry TMI 😂
So my question is can I give him few sips of water those days he doesn’t do a poo. I read on google that it’s dangerous to give before he’s 6 months old as babies can develop brain swelling, hyponatremia but then other websites says small amounts are okay. I’m confused 🤷🏻‍♀️

I got athletes foot/fungus/itching on my foot on 2 places. On the Daktarin Aktiv spray it says “if you’re breastfeeding speak to a doctor before using it” now my question is has anyone used it while breastfeeding? Does anyone know how long it stays in your system, I can stop breastfeeding for a week and then use the spray would that be okay?

Thank you in advance 👍🏻

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MbatataOwl · 30/09/2022 09:19

Now that he does a poo every 2 days I’ve noticed that he makes this sound/trying to push it out for 5-10 minutes and when it’s out it’s a big explosion and everywhere. It’s soft and runny so not sure if he’s constipated

That sounds like he could be impacted. You need to get him seen to.

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K2012 · 30/09/2022 11:24

@MbatataOwl Thanks for your reply. I did mention this to the health worker about a month ago she said it doesn’t sound like constipation as the poo is soft and runny and not hard when it comes out. But I will speak to GP.

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MbatataOwl · 30/09/2022 12:18

Impacted poo comes out runny (basically a there's a poo blockage so only the runny soft poo manages to squeeze past).

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K2012 · 30/09/2022 12:36

@MbatataOwl Okay will try to see if I can speak to GP over the weekend.

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Flopisfatteningbingforchristmas · 01/10/2022 03:56

check with breast feeding network but when DD had thrush in her mouth I was prescribed the same cream for my nipple so I doubt it’s an issue.

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pompomsontheceiling · 01/10/2022 05:32

Fine to use the spray and carry on feeding.

Do use the breastfeeding network if you want to check.

Do ask a pharmacist as easier to see than a dr

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catsnore · 01/10/2022 07:06

Most medicines have that advice on them as they obviously cannot experiment on breastfeeding mothers and babies. It is a topical medicine so should be fine if you are spraying it on your feet and nowhere near your boobs!

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K2012 · 02/10/2022 11:28

Thank you everyone for the replies 👍🏻

@MbatataOwl I spoke to GP today he has prescribed Lactulose 5ml once at night for a week to see if it helps with straining.
do you have any experience with Lactulose for babies?

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MbatataOwl · 02/10/2022 19:41

Im glad he's been seen to.
It's a stool softener so can take a couple of days to work. Works well usually and is gentle.

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