My 3 week old daughter has recently been having quite a bit of intestinal trouble suggestive of reflux. The childrens GI specialist is recommending that my GP do a digital rectal exam. This is scaring me quite a bit d/t the fact that she is only 7 lbs. I am a nurse myself but baby/peds is not my patient population. Do any of you have experience with this or have seen this done. My GP assures me that it is okay to do, but I worry about perforation and also is it very painful for the little ones? GP says that the exam is done using her pinky finger. Just worrying a lot, the appt is tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your replies.