Hiya everyone! So Kai is 3 months old next week (can you believe how big our babies are getting??) and in the last couple of weeks he seems to have become very aware of the pooing process, and is none to happy with it. He used to poo with every feed (at least 15 times a day...sheesh), and now only poos 3-5 times a day, however...he is WORKING for it! He cries and fusses and I, or DH or his auntie have to rub his belly, bicycle his legs, hold him on his belly, nurse/paci him, warm bath, etc until he can get it out, and he is really having to put in effort. From everything I've read, this is not unusual for a baby of this age, and as long as he is pooing and there's no blood in his poo, it's not a problem.
It sucks watching him struggle with the discomfort, but the WORST part of it all is his 5 am poo date. Every single mornin at 5 he is squirming and fussing and crying, and I have to sit up, hold him upright and nurse him from between 15-45 minutes until the poo is out, and then we both go back to sleep. I'm exhausted, and I start work next week...anyone have any other ideas about how to help him feel better/poo more easily? I'm a bit of a purist an not willing to give him anything by mouth that isn't bm, but do any of you more experienced moms have any words of wisdom? I'm pooped from poo!!
Anyone elses baby have interesting/funny poo habits?