I feel like a dunce, but my daughter needs help. I am a pedi psych nurse, and I am at a loss. My four month old granddaughter has such a problem with chronic constipation. She really suffers, poor thing. Her abd is so hard as she tries to relieve herself. I have talked to her pediatrician myself only to be told that all babies look like they are having a hard time. Not only is that insulting to me as a mother, but it is also insulting to me as a nurse. I gave my children water between feedings, and my son was put on a low iron dose formula, because he was chronically constipated. My granddaughters pediatrician says no water, just formula, or breast milk. My daughter does not produce enough breast milk to keep the baby satisfied so we need to supplement with formula. She has been advised to start cereal (rice). Well hello, I was told that rice is a nono when constipation was an issue. I will take any advice at this point. This child turns purple and screams with every BM it is so heartbreaking to be a nurse and not be able to help her or her mother
. At one point I thought her bowels were folding in on themselves. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks!