My baby is 7 weeks old and 2 days and since he was 2 week old he constantly grunts and strains when he poos as if he is in pain and he cries sometimes too I know he isn't constipated as his poo is soft and even tho he is straining all day he will only go once a day (if that) I have asked the doctor and health visitor and they say it's ok and just that he's not constipated I have tried everything! I give him water and then water with a little apple juices have tried massaging his tummy and giving him infocol and I put cream on his bottom so why does he seem to still struggle to poo? It's getting a little frustrating for us both now has anyone elses baby been threw this? And what will help ? Thank you x
P.s I didn't try all them things at the same time lol
My baby (6 weeks) does this too. I read online somewhere that they can't always coordinate the muscles required to poo and tense when they should relax the sphincter. As they get older it should improve.
I hope so because it can keep my Lo awake for hours.
my baby is 8 months old and still struggles with this sometimes, being on food has helped though. I took him to the doctors a number of times the last time being that he hadn't been in over a week was straining and in tears for a whole night and the doctor didn't care and just told me i should have gone to see the HV instead. we tried ornage juice in his water but which my ex always insisted worked but i personally don't think it made any difference.
My LO is 8 weeks old and has always struggled with this too. Sometimes he would go 3 or 4 days without pooing and during that time would be really miserable. After several trips to the doctor only to be told he was fine and its normal, i started to give him an ounce of cooeld boiled water every morning, and put a little bit of vaseline on his bum, so that when he does go it comes out easily. And (touch wood) he now poos every day, and relatively easily too! He still grunts, but doesnt seem to be in any discomfort.
My Matilda also suffers with this I bicycle kick her legs & massage her belly. Sometimes it's just wind and not necesarily a need to poo. Doing these things moves the gas around (or out) making bubs more comfortable hth
My lo is 6 weeks and also does this- I have found that so,eit,es his nappy seems to stop him so when he is straining and grunting a lot I lie him on my knee and undo his nappy for a while and massage around his bum - it works a treat and within 5 mins we have lift off - he is so relieved afterwards and like a different child the rest of the day.
It is because they don't know which muscles to use so a bit of massage can he
P get it ,oping and then he does the rest! He does often grunt and strain in his sleep too which can be very annoying lol
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