August 16, 2007

Poop-watch has ended

My baby has been so constipated. The doctor's office said that it's not uncommon for babies to go up to 8 DAYS without pooping before it's considered constipation. It only lasted a little more than 24 hours, but it was definitely constipation.

He most often poops when I'm nursing him. When it starts, he'll jerk his head to the side (making it feel for a brief moment as if my breast will be ripped from my chest) and start making low, throaty grunts. This continues for 3 or 4 minutes while he tries to remain latched on while thrashing around (ouch) on the boppy pillow I use for nursing. Finally, with 10 - 15 seconds of rumbling from the bottom half of his little body (a sound that can only be compared to the thunder of an approaching storm) and one last jerk of his head (again, ouch), it's over. From that point, he either continues sucking or falls into a short deep sleep. Relief!

For 24 hours or so, we went through all of the above, without the final 10 - 15 seconds. No rumbling. No thunder. Just grunting followed by squeals and moans of pain. My poor baby.

Fortunately, he had a blow out last night during dinner (ours, not his) that seemed to have solved the problem. It seems he is regular once again.

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

I feel his pain...