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August 15th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Anyone else feel like doctors just don't listen? For the past few weeks off and on Squirm pretty reliably cries every time she has to poop. I try bending her at the waist, bycycling her legs, massaging her tummy, skin to skin so she'll get my body heat on her tummy, even the q tip with vaseline. Still she screams and strains all for maybe a smear, maybe nothing. When she feels well she's very regular, its just when this cycle hits she gets this way. Everything I've read says she should be seen. The nurses at her doctors office said she should be seen. So I take her in to be seen and the doctor talks to me about colic. I asked him if colic makes it hard for them ti poop and he says no - wth? Then why are we talking about it?! He talked to me as if I'd never dealt with a screaming baby before. He asked if she slept on the way there, and said his colic test is whether they'll fall asleep in the car. Well of course she did, she was asleep when I put her in the car. It isn't an issue of her not falling asleep, this stuff WAKES HER UP.

On top of it we talked about reflux because twice last night she woke up gasping for breath and gurgling/wheezzing. He says this is a good thing and she's not a severe enough case for medicine because she's still growing. That was my same reasoning for not getting it in the first place but that was before she was choking. As for screaming when she has to poop, he told me to do everything I'm already doing and swaddle her. Honestly if that was all they had to offer I wish they hadn't told me to come in at all.
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August 15th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Is there another doctor you can see? Sounds like he just doesn't know what's wrong and is just throwing out what he does know, even if it isn't relevant. I used to get that a lot with my endometriosis.

I'm lucky with doctors, I take her to the medical centre I go to, my regular GP moved interstate recently which I was really bummed about, but I have been seeing their new registrar and he has been fantastic. I hope he stays on.
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August 15th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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I would also try to see another doctor that will listen. I think a lot of times first time moms get brushed off for a lot of stuff b/c we just don't know anything and it's really annoying. I did this with DD and that's stupid to not take what we are saying seriously just b/c someone is a FTM.
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August 15th, 2013, 07:52 PM
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Is there another doctor you can see? Sounds like he just doesn't know what's wrong and is just throwing out what he does know, even if it isn't relevant.
He contradicted himself a lot, as does the handout on colic he gave me (according to it, colic is just bad tempered babies who want to be held and rocked). His own nurse said she shouldn't be crying every time she poops but she isn't constipated, and then he had no answers for it. And I'm supposed to have faith in this?

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I would also try to see another doctor that will listen. I think a lot of times first time moms get brushed off for a lot of stuff b/c we just don't know anything and it's really annoying. I did this with DD and that's stupid to not take what we are saying seriously just b/c someone is a FTM.
Favorite line of his - "I see babies every day, you don't." Um, I see THIS baby every day. I've been taking care of babies for years, too. It is ridiculous. You spend 24/7 with them, you learn what is normal and what is not for them. Regardless, they aren't supposed to scream in pain when they have to poop. Her doctor wasn't in today but I am definitely calling back and directing this to her. That guy was my pedi when I was 3 so he may still be operating out of the old school manual. He told me to swaddle her regardless of her getting so hot she soaks through the swaddler and the sheet, and to swaddle her and lay her on her side.
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August 16th, 2013, 03:36 PM
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My baby was waking up because of gas pains and struggling to poop and so I took him to the doctor and he recomended a few things that have totally helped. I'm EBF so I cut gluten and dairy outof my diet. And I started giving him an infant probiotic - I don't know if one or all did the trick but he's a much happier baby at night and we both get more sleep.
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August 18th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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I ditto the others...I would try to see another doctor. Yours sounds less than helpful!
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August 19th, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Are you BFing? If you are try cutting out dairy for a couple weeks. Sometimes the crying and "straining" is because their tummies are irritated with something momma ate. EBF babies can go up to 10 days without pooping and it's not because they're constipated, it's because their bodies use the milk more efficiently. If that doesn't help then I'd see someone else and talk to them about reflux.
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