My 4 month has recently started having smelly gas and in pain but is breatfed, help!

Brooke - posted on 06/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 4 week old is breastfed, I recently gave her a formula that the chemist recommened, since she hasnt pooed. She has terrible gas (which she never had before) and is arching her back and crying in pain.

She has always been so good when I burp her (she even burps herself during feeds) now she doesnt.

The water was from a tank aswell, but was filtered, I didnt realise at the time if I had known she wouldnt have had it.

Please Help, Any advice would be great =)

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Kaitlin - posted on 06/12/2012

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has your diet changed at all? My first didn't mind anything I ate but my second was so fussy! I had to alter my diet a little- when I ate asparagus or broccoli, we were all in trouble!
:( I hope it gets easier on you- their digestive systems are still very new, and he's working all the kinks out. It gets a little easier. Who knows, maybe it's just a little tummy bug?

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Brooke - posted on 06/12/2012

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Thanks Kaitlyn, My diet hasnt changed, I always try to eat a variety of meat and veg to ensure she is getting the nutrients she needs.

I Have been feeding her every 2 hours during the day now, hoping the natural laxatives in breastmilk will kick in and help her to poo.

I feel terrible. her poor little cry is heartbreaking. Lets hope it is just a bug and it dissapears as quick as it came. Thanks for your advice.

Brooke - posted on 06/12/2012

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Also, she used to poo up the 7 times a day, this has happend since she was born, Now it has completely stopped and she hasnt pooed for over 4 days. This cant all be a coincidence. It is too out of character, Has this happened to anyone else?

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