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Dr. Y. Vasavada
Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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HiMy 3.5 week old son is suffering quite badly with

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HiMy 3.5 week old son is suffering quite badly with constipation, to the extent that this morning (after 34 hours with no movements), he passed a small bullet like stool with a small amount of bright red blood on the outside. There was no blood in the stool itself, so we're assuming this was caused by a small tear during his straining.In addition to this, he is almost always vomiting straight after a feed (he's formula fed exclusively), usually straight after a burp. He is also vomiting 3 or 4 times within 90 mins of feeding.We have tried keeping him upright for over an hour and this doesn't seem to help.Is it possible he's vomiting so frequently because he's constipated and therefore doesn't have 'room' for more milk?In addition, could you please advise on any experience you might have with Colic Calm, the homeopathic remedy for colic and reflux?Thanks,
Andrew
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
Hi Andrews, Sorry about this problem. He could be underfed causing scanty stools. Please increase feed quantity and if cannot up the volume, give thicker formula. Can give some fruit crush too like figs. Use cane sugar pinch to soften feces.
Good luck. Not advisable to give any homeo or other remedy.
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
At time of poo please lubricate anus with oil or cream so friction not there.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We give him anti-reflux formula already, so it's already the thickest available yet he still brings it back up regularly.So to ask again, could the fact he is constipated be a reason for bringing his feeds back up? Maybe not enough room for more food if he's not pooing?
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
No because for severe constipation to cause vomiting, first abdomen is bloated up, tense. Vomiting is quite normal in small infants who are otherwise OK and thriving, so ensure that his weight curve is OK by weekly measuring.
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