Topic: My newborn seems constipated/has trouble with gas?
July 19, 2019 / By Marjory Question:
After most feeds, she'll have trouble getting to sleep where she used to nod off straight away. She will winge a bit, look like she is 'pushing' & wiggle around a lot. Then she will look like she is nodding off but then start looking all uncomfortable all over again! She hasn't been like this all the time, just within the last week I'd say. She usually sleeps well, feeds well (3-4 oz on demand, usually every 3-4 hours), we burp her well & make sure she is warm enough. To be honest, I don't think its constipation as she has regular wet & dirty nappies. Anyone know what it could be or what I could do? If it helps to know, on advice of my health visitor, we have been giving her Infacol that helps with griping pain, wind & colic. She is 3 weeks old. Also, in the last day... Her poo has been a lot runnier than usual, any ideas? Or could it be the Infacol? xoxo
Krystelle | 4 days ago
If you are breastfeeding, your baby may be reacting to something you are eating that doesn't agree with her undeveloped digestive system. If you are formula feeding, the formula may have ingredients that bother her tummy too. There is no evidence that Infacol helps with colic and might be causing the loose stool. I suggest trying gripe water as it is very effective and very safe. Also, tummy massage may help, or holding her in such a way as to keep pressure on it can be very soothing. If these don't help, you may need to try changing your diet or switching formula.
infacol will make it runnier...
if you've met all her needs, fed, changed, winded, kept warm then she probably just wants to be held. My 5 week old is the same after a feed. She doesn't usually want to go right into her moss basket she likes to be soothed to sleep first.
they spend 9 months inside you tightly snuggled up, they like being close to you:)
change your diet as something you eat may affect her via the breastmilk. keep a food diary, burp her more often, nurse her in an upridhg position, and see the pediatrician.