Constipation, continued - 1 mo old baby
Here is the situation. We've been struggling with a constipated baby, per the last few posts i've made. We've added probiotics, gas drops, gripe water from time to time. The pediatrician approved prune juice to test so we've been doing one ounce of juice added in two half portions throughout the day. It's been helping - but not without struggles! Poor girl cries and cries and pushes and pushes. I'm moving her, setting her upright, doing bicycle legs, massages, pressure points... She farts and burps no problem. She will eat and sleep without a problem but her default mode when awake is restlessness and fussiness - but the concrete kind, where she's always pushing. She's eating gentle lactose sensitivity formula, i supplement very little what breastmilk i have and try to feed her on my breast before i give her the bottle (i don't have much at all, but know its a good laxative and i try my best). A few weeks ago prior to prune juice she did infact have hard, constipated poops that we've manually had to remove with a qtip and vaseline.. with prune juice she does fill her diaper once a day with an enormous wet poop. The question still stands - if the prune juice 'resolves' the issue and she poops, why is she still fussing so hard, as if she has a very hard poop? I'm so worried about her and it just kills me knowing there's nothing i can do to help. Does it just pass over time?? Anybody else experienced adding prune juice? How long did it take to resolve itself? THanks in advance.