Leah - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 65 moms have responded )
My baby is 11 weeks old. He was breastfed but I recently went on antibiotics and was told to stop breastfeeding while I was on them. He had been having a single bottle of formula every 2-3 days before then, but had to suddenly go to purely formula for every feed :(
He has been on formula for 3 days now and has been screaming in agony when he tries to poo. It is so much harder than it was before. I dont think he's constipated because he is still pooing every day, but it is just SO painful for him and he is straining for about an hour after each feed.
I was told to try switching formula but I was told by the chemist that switching can cause issues for him aswell. I was told you can give a small amount of water to help soften the poo. Is this correct and what age can you start giving water?
Im off the antibiotics in 2 more days so I can start breastfeeding again. I hate seeing him in so much pain but really dont want to start giving medicated drops or tablets. I would rather look for something natural.