My little girls seem to been in pain ... constantly wiggling and grunting. Their whole body tenses up. They fart quite a lot but for the last few days have not been pooing much. What is it? Could it be constipation? Gas? Reflux? (they spit up but not that much; maybe twice a day.) I try to burp them often but just don't know what to do. I am trying Gripe Water right now. Any ideas? Suggestions? Thank u!!
yes, BFing ... it could be an overactive let down. What do u do for that?
Don't do anything!!!! This is the 2-week adjustment. They're fine, and it should go away in a couple of days.
This is the Single Biggest Secret that nobody tells you about breastfeeding, and I am mystified that new babies don't come with a warning label about this one. Right around 2 weeks after your babe (or babes ) are born, your milk changes its consistency somewhat, and their systems suddenly have to adjust to the "new" milk. For a couple of days while their little bellies are getting used to it, they suffer from an increase in gas, sometimes their poop changes, and they seem fussy and uncomfortable. Then, after a few days, it goes away and that's that. It happened with both my little ones. Thank heavens I had excellent midwives with both babies who both reminded me that "it's 2 weeks, that's all this is." Sure enough, that's all it was.
If there's something else going on, you'll know -- it will continue for longer than a few days. But give it 2 or 3 days before doing anything, and don't do anything drastic!
Thank u Comtessa for the reassurance!! I have only given them gripe water and I did take them to see a Pediatric Osteopath who is great but nothing else. We will just wait it out and see:) I do wish that babies came with manuals, lol:)