Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: D | 2011/09/14

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My 9 day old daughter is struggling to poo and pass out wind, she moans n groans n push n nothing comes out, it disturbs her sleep during the day n night, it goes on for hours. She will cry, arc backwards or pull her legs she even turns red on the face. Her poo started as normal soft poo n it turned to porridge like now its watery, its mustard in color. Another thing her stomach is making sounds like someone who has a runny tummy.
she even sweat

She is breastfed the whole day and about 60-90mls of milk a day, she''s on Novalac AC because of the cramps

What''s wrong?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Try to only breast feed your baby. She will not benefit by being on any cow's milk formula now, so stop the Novalac AC.It is unusual for a breast fed baby to have problem like this. Ask your paediatrician to see your baby and to make sure that she dos not have a condition called 'Hirschsprung's disease' that may cause this kind of problem for a newborn baby.

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Posted by: SUMARI | 2011/09/15

HI
IF YOUR BABY HAS CONSTUPATION AND CRAMPS,.SCREAMING IN PAIN TRY TELEMENT DROPS IN HER BOTTLE IT WORKED FOR MY BABY SINCE BIRTH IT WAS HELL!!!! IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT HELPED HIM UP TO 4MONTHS NOW EVERYTHING IS NORMAL.
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011/09/14

Hi D

Why are you feeding her formula? your breastmilk will be more than enough - remember that if you breastfeed her less you will make less milk. The cramps may be because of the formula, but also could be because your baby is drinking too much foremilk (it contains more lactose than the middle and hindmilk) because you are letting her drink to short from one breast before changing to the other breast. It can be easily fixed by feeding her from one breast only per feeding, or by at least giving her 15 to 20 minutes on one breast before changing to the other breast. Her stomach should be MUCH better within a day or two. Good luck!

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