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?
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23-03-2015 14:19 #1
EBF 6 month old constantly straining
23-03-2015 14:25 #2
Does his reflux medication need adjusting? Some like Losec are calculated on weight so he may have outgrown his dosage. Maybe try Mylanta for a day or so and see if that helps, at least you will know whether it's reflux or something else that's bothering him.
23-03-2015 14:56 #3
He's only just been prescribed it 2 weeks ago based on his weight. By all accounts it's already high at 10mg twice daily. He's also almost failure to thrive so he's not put on much weight this fortnight
24-03-2015 08:51 #4
Well turns out I ate some dairy at an engagement party I went to on Saturday and DS is CMPI!
So he's basically had an upset tummy ever since! Poor thing! This is why I'm desperate to get him on Formula, I can't have him feeling sick every time dairy accidentally creeps into my diet.
25-03-2015 16:26 #5Senior Member
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Oh no, poor little guy and poor mum I hope he's feeling better soon.
25-03-2015 19:47 #6
25-03-2015 21:12 #7
We see Phil Munt.
We have an appointment at a feeding clinic to see a speechie on Friday so hopefully she can give us some strategies to get him on the bottle.
I thought the soy formula tasted bad but AllerPro is actually worse!
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