Hey you Mommies out there...I have a question.
Lately (I'd say within the past two weeks) Hunter has been having a really hard time trying to poop. It's not every day, but on and off. I can tell that it is NOT fun for my little man, and he grunts and groans, kicking his legs out, and cries as he tries to go to the bathroom.
The worst was one night last week, where he cried almost ALL night (which is not the norm for him. Hunter has been either sleeping through the nights fully or just waking up one time to eat so for him to cry all night--and it had NOTHING to do with him wanting to eat--I knew he was hurting.). He will also often times be very gassy and toot but STILL not be able to poop.
It breaks my heart to see him trying so hard and red-faced and crying!
I did ask another Mommy I know, and she said her child had a similar issue and that there was really nothing anything I could do about it other than soothe him.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I was told by another friend last night to try giving him a little water (like an ounce or less). But do you have any other suggestions, blog-Mommies? Is it a question of ME needing to eat more fiber (I am still breast feeding, and Hunter does get about 1-2 bottles of formula a day in addition.)? Should I call the pediatrician or will he just tell me the same thing, just to soothe him? I feel so helpless as he cries and grunts, especially cuz this is interfering with his napping/sleeping. My little man is exhausted.
Yesterday he hadn't pooped at ALL and then he finally went around four am this morning, poor baby. But now here he is pushing and grunting and groaning again like he still needs to go! :-( So I soothed him till he fell back asleep, but I can guarantee in five minutes, it will wake him up again.
Is there anything more you think I can do? Did you have this problem with one of your children?