Kathryn - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
I am exclusively BF'ing my son who is 2.5 months old. For the past month we have been having some digestive issues. While he makes a normal amount of wet diapers-the dirty ones came further apart. I was told by the pedi that this was fine for a BF baby. However his gas had developed an awful sulpher smell and his poop (tmi) was incredibly orange and thick-like PB. In addition he is just plain miserable when trying to toot or poop. The pedi put him on lactulose-a laxative-which worked and then we went through a week where it did nothing. I was told to keep him on it but to also give him diluted prune juice and a supposoitory, I did and it worked then we had the other extreme. I hate keeping him on the lactulose because it seems to make his tummy crampy and gassy. It is very frustrating because I can't seem to find a balance yet to make him comfortable. Has anyone experienced anything like this? We have tried all the tricks before doing the lactulose.....I am beginning to wonder if it could be another problem? Right now he is getting the lactulose once a day and some diluted prune juice...seems a little less miserable today but I may just be optomistic. It's hard to see him so uncomfortable. Anypne want to weigh in on this?