So my DS is 6 months at the end of the week and he is exclusively breastfed.
Recently (over a number of weeks) he has constantly been straining and grunting to fart or poo or is whining / whimpering / squealing Literally 90% of the time he is awake.
Thing is he's not constipated! He has the usual breastfed poo.
He feeds terribly as he's always straining while feeding. Then stops feeding and is so cranky.
He has silent reflux which he is medicated for, so it can't be that. But he's literally constantly unhappy.
Has anyone experienced this before? The constant whinging and crying and straining is doing my head in. I can't put him down, I have a DD who is getting none of my attention as he's taking all of it.
When he's upset like he is all the time now a feed would have just done the trick but he won't even feed for any longer than a minute or two at a time. I've got no other solutions to help him. He's clearly uncomfortable. What can I do? What could it be?