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My 2 week old dd has begun to have some tummy troubles and I'm wondering if it is a sensitivity to something I am eating or if it is something else.<br><br>
She will grunt and groan and arch her back for hours at a time. She doesn't seem to have any burp bubbles, nor is she relieved by burping. It really seems like she is trying to poop.<br><br>
The last few days she has been pooping once a day and it has been a pretty big poop each time, accompanied by crying and arching/groaning.<br><br>
The poop looks pretty normal - mustardy, seedy, not too liquidy, definitely not hard.<br><br>
DS was the same way when he was a baby and I never did figure it out.<br><br>
TIA for any advice,<br><br>
Erin.
 

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Back arching and grunting and groaning and crying are symptoms of reflux, which can be sometimes casued by food allergies (dairy, wheat - most common culprits). Does she do this while feeding also, or especially after feeding?
 

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Yes, when specifically does she do this? Because it seemed like for most of his first six weeks, my son was arching his back and grunting and twisting and getting red in the face (looking constipated, basically, though he definitely was not). However, it was not reflux, the arching was part of the stretching he always seemed to be doing. He didn't cry either....just always seemed constipated, although his poops were normal.<br><br>
He just stopped doing it all the time at some point around 6-8 weeks. I did cut out dairy though, just in case. However, now when he acts like that it almost always precedes gas.
 

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My daughter was doing that a lot around 2 weeks or so. I cut out all dairy and it made it so much better! I'd recommend cutting out dairy for sure. It takes a couple of weeks for the dairy proteins to be out of your system, but I saw results with my dd after just a few days.
 

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She usually starts grunting in the early morning (around 3 or 4), and continues to act like she has to poop until she finally does in the early afternoon.<br><br>
It doesn't seem to be made worse by nursing, but (this is a bit suspicious) she seems to be comforted by being held...<br><br>
I guess I will try cutting out dairy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> for a while to see if it helps...
 
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