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My newborn is screaming! We went to the hospital last night!

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My newborn is screaming! We went to the hospital last night! She is in a lot pain! Struggling to poo but passing wind ok! What can we do to help her and settle her
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: since Sunday! Nothing helps her pain! She is only 4 weeks old
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: bo no
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

Hello My name is***** am pleased to meet you. Can you can let me know of your problem and I will see if I can assist.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
My 4 week old is in a lot of pain and screaming! She needs to poo but she can’t! She’s feeding fine and passing wind ok but not pooing! She is in real pain
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
163;34 a call
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

One second please

Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

Are you breast or bottle feeding?

What did the hospital say to do?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Bottle feeding
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hospital ain’t said anything! They was useless last nightbwhen we took her down
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

what did the hospital say last night

Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

When did she open her bowels last? and was it hard stool ?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Give her infacol but nothing is work and she is pain!
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
2 days ago and it was wet nappy
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
When she poo she fine and settled
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

when was the last time she opened her bowels

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
2 days ago
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

So it may be mild constipation.... any vomiting?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
No vomiting
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

If your baby seems constipated, consider simple dietary changes: Water or fruit juice. Offer your baby a small amount of water or a daily serving of 100 percent apple, prune or pear juice in addition to usual feedings. These juices contain sorbitol, a sweetener that acts like a laxative.

If symptoms still persist then try to see your GP who may be able to give her some laxatives.

Also speak to your health visitor who can advise on types of feed that can help her.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
How much juice we should give her
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

I would try small amounts first like 10ml and then slowly increase as needed depending on how she opens her bowels

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok will try that 1st thank you
Expert:  RickD810 replied 13 days ago.

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