DS is 6 weeks and is on losec for silent reflux. He is now being FF after not wanting to BF and screaming at the breast. He has been feeding fine with the formula but has gotten constipated. After reading several websites I have given him 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar dissolved in 30ml warm water yesterday. I did this before 2 feeds to help the constipation. Since this he seems in pain and won't drink a full bottle, I struggle for him to drink 50ml at each feed. He is hungry but pulls away squirming and crying. He has pooped a few times and this is getting better after adding extra water to his bottles so don't think this is the problem as he isn't straining when feeding. His weight gain and size are fine for his age.
Has anyone else had these problems after trying the brown sugar? I have just googled and found a website stating never give sugar water to a baby as it aggravated tummy problems. I guess it may take time to get better, but I hate to see him so unsettled. Seems happy enough when not drinking a bottle.