DD2 has been sick since Sat evening with a runny nose (which is now subsiding) and to top it off she has not had a BM since Thursday. She was so fussy Saturday and Sunday nights, waking up almost every hour. I was exhausted come Monday, so when she was not even consolable by breastfeeding I called the pediatrician. We went in and she told us that DD2 was constipated but it was not that bad, so to give her a 1/4 a cap of a powdered laxative in 8 ounces of water or juice a day for 2-3 days. When she starts having soft / liquidy stools to stop giving it to her.
As of today, no BM. We are still waiting for her intenstines to empty out. I am worried about her poor litle body and the discomfort she is in.
Other recommendations the Doctor gave us were:
eat veggies and fruit
let DD2 sit on the toilet for at least 5 mins after each large meal of the day
(all of which we already do)
If nothing happens by tomorrow, it is back to the doctor's office.
Please wish us poo!
DD2 has been going quite regular now. She did not go for almost 5 days! Poor baby :(