about 30min after I BF DD she's in pain, gas I assume. She cries out sporadically in pain, cries for a while, then stops (like the gas pain subsides). Is quiet for a few min, even sleeps for a bit, then cries out again. She is in pain after almost every feeding, every day. But DS is fine. Just a little fussy sometimes (normal for newborn). She also doesn't poop regularly. Like once every 3 days. Today she had a little poo but the last time she had a decent poo was at the pedi Tuesday when pedi stuck her finger in her anus to loosen up the sphincter muscles.
I asked the pedi, who said it was OK to give 2 oz sterile water with 1/2 teaspoon of Karo syrup a day. This worked the first time to get her going but now...not so much. I've tried mylicon after every feeding today and she still gets real fussy. Like the mylicon does nothing so idk if I should continue giving it to her. But I'm trying to give it a chance to work.
She is BF and gets 1 BM bottle at night before bed w/a little formula to see if it will make her sleep longer.
I (selfishly, I know) don't want to cut dairy out of my diet without knowing for sure if that is the problem because it's a HUGE part of my diet and can take up to 3 weeks to see if that even works. The nurse said it's prob not anything I'm eating bec DS is fine...But what if DD is sensitive to something??
What else can I do? I hate HATE seeing her in pain. Forget the crying, babies cry I can take it...I can't stand seeing her in pain when nothing I do helps.