Friday, April 10, 2009
Okay, I need your help guys. I've been reading and know that for newborns it can be hard for them to poo (yep, I said poo on my blog...sorry...). Babies are actually very rarely constipated. When they seem like they are, it's because they have two contradictory jobs to do at the same time and are having a hard time doing that! They have to contract the colon and relax the bum at the same time. Instead, a lot of babies will contract both...
That leads us to my problem. Our poor little girl seems to be having a hard time figuring it out. We've had several episodes where she has been fussy for roughly 2 hours at a time because she's trying to take care of business and just can't figure it out!
I've tried baths and infant massage to help her relax...but it hasn't been successful. It might have helped a couple of days ago, but none of it helped last night. That's when it's worst -- when it hits her in the middle of the night!
Any suggestions? Any magic tricks?
Now I'm going to go back to sleep while I wait for your replies. :)
I might even snore. As Esther would say, I might "honk-shoo".