My son just turned a month old on Monday and he is having terrible tummy issues. He has trouble pooping and when he does he pushes so hard and turns bright red and it just a little bit of liquid. We made doctor appointments and had many phone calls with his pediatrician and every time they suggest switching foods. Right now he's on Enfamil, and they have had us use 4 different ones so far, I think that's the problem there. My question is does anyone have any advice on what could help with his tummy trouble and help him poop?
Massage his belly in a circular motion, gently bicycle his legs, lay him across your legs and pat his back. All of those things should help him go to the bathroom. Warm baths can also help and they will often poop in the bath and that is ok.
I hope that helps!
Warmth bath, warm compress on their belly... legs active... simethicone.. which are the gas drops... split the bottle in half.. slow him down so he's not gulping super fast....
Water... Let him drink some water.. out of a bottle.. just an ounce or two at a time.. My babies loved it ice cold...
I would not give him any water without talking to your doctor first. He should be getting enough water in the formula as long as it is being mixed properly. Too much water can cause medical issues in a small baby.
When he does poop what does it look like? Is it hard? Soft? Formed? Liquid? The way it looks will help provide clues as to what the problem might be.
He is also at the perfect age to have colic. Many babies this age also have issues with gas.