My 2 month old has alot of trouble pooping?

Danielle - posted on 02/20/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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She turns really really red and pushes very hard, She gets red bumps on her face from pooping, Is this normal and Does anyone know anything i can do to help her?

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Renae - posted on 02/23/2010

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Lots of babies appear to be struggling when they poo when there is actually nothing wrong. Sometimes they are just still getting used to all of these strange things they feel inside their body. She doesn't understand what these things are or what is going on. Most of the time "straining" isn't actually straining, it is just a baby having a funny reaction to pooing. If she is otherwise healthy and well, doesn't cry out in pain and the poo is of normal consistency, then I wouldn't actually worry about it. I would expect this behaviour to decrease by 3 months and have no reaction at all to pooing by 4-5 months.

Emily - posted on 02/23/2010

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my nefew use to suffer from constapation if u give her pure orange juice with boiling water or if that doesnt work put half a teaspoon of sugar in her formula or give her warm water with half a tea spoon of sugar in it that is what the doctor perscribed for my nefew even though he was premature xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx all the best xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Samantha - posted on 08/20/2012

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I have had it all! I found my baby was lactose intollerent because his poop was like water with little blobs of solid poop in it. So we switched to formula, soy. Then came the constipation. A formula baby should have water! I tried the rubbing, the probiotics, the vaseline on a q tip. I tried sugar water and gripe water. We have a South African remedy called behoepmiddel (wonderful stuff for gas) but no luck. So I started to give him juice. Thought the diluted prune juice would work but again, no luck. Pear juice though - BINGO! As he grew older I now make sure he has pear or pumpkin in his food. He's been having pureed solids since 3 months old. It works. He still has his formula and his juice. Just remember, the more medicine you try to give him to make a tummy work, the more constipated your baby may become. Be careful of supositories, they cause a weak bowel with continued use. Good luck!

Tina - posted on 02/23/2010

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My baby had the same problem. I took her to acupuncture and it has done miracles!!! I've also given her water and it didn't seem to help that much. It is ok to give water that young, I was told by my doctor. Also I wanted to point out that sometimes it's not even that they are constipited, my little girl forces and forces and it's just farts. They get lots of gas and she is a breastfed baby. But yes, acupuncture has worked wonders on her and I love it because it's natural. He also gives her a belly massage and back massage. On top of that, I give her belly a massage with baby oil, soft massage going clock work, then on the back right above her bum, massage going downwards to her bum. I also put her legs straight then push them against her belly which is what the acupuncturist told me to do. This helps relieve gas and she loves it. Don't push on her knees however, push on the leg part. You don't want to hurt her little bones. Best of luck. :)

Angela - posted on 02/23/2010

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When my son was that age, he had that problem... We were told that we could give him 2oz of diluted prune or apple juice (1oz juice, 1 oz water) a day. It helped a lot for us.

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Rebecca - posted on 11/11/2012

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I personally wouldn't take the medical advice from someone off the internet. Ask her pediatrician, my daughter is a month and a half old and gets clammy and sweaty and acts like she is in pain. She is on breastmilk and the doctor said some newborns don't know how to loops and they learn that straining and crying makes them poop

Kellie - posted on 02/23/2010

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water will not hurt your baby if you give it to him/her, my sons gastroligist recommended me to give him water at 2 months old. try vswitching formula if u r using formula... my son has had problems with this since he was 2months old.... he has to go to his gastroligist every month... good luck with everything. look into irriatable bowel syndrome.

Renae - posted on 02/23/2010

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PS I would check with your doctor before giving anything for constipation to a 2 month old.

Jessica Mercedes - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter is 4 months old and is on breast milk. She had difficulty pooping, she would push so hard that she would throw up what she had just finished eating. My doctor told me to put a tablespoon of Karo syrup with up to 4 oz of milk in a bottle and give it to her up to 3 times a day. It worked very well. She's not pushing so hard anymore to take a poop. You can find the Karo syrup in Walmart in the aisle where they have baking stuff. Hope it works.

Alyssa - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter also had a pooping problem everyone says a baby at that age is to young for water but a couple sips to clean her system won't hurt her of course the nursery water or gerber water is best.all the thick formula just can't be easy on there stomachs.my peditrician recommended to get prune juice n make a two ounce bottle 1 ounce of prune juice and 1 ounce of her water it really helped her also move her legs close to chest n u can massage her belly..gianna came over her pooping problems at 3 months now she is 4 this week n pooping wonderful ..hope this help

Leah - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son had trouble pooping after I stopped breastfeading when he was 3 weeks old his doctor told me to use a little Karo in his bottle and it worked... he still pushes but it comes out so much easier!

Rachel - posted on 02/22/2010

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I agree! I would not use water. At my son's 2 month appointment the doctor told me to give him 2 ounces of apple juice if he was constipated. I just used Juicy Juice.

Lise - posted on 02/22/2010

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Water is not recommended until 6 months. I would go with the massages, sit the baby up (easier to poop sitting than laying), bicycle the legs. Breast milk/formula provide all the water your baby needs. If it's not coming out hard, it's not constipation so water probably wouldn't help.

Michelle - posted on 02/22/2010

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u can give ur baby water (cooled boiled water) my sons had water since he was 1mth and hes fine with it. my son has bn costipated since he was 1mth and water helps but i aloso got told to change his formula twice becoz it didnt agree wiv him if ur daughter is on formula u cud try changing it. babies get thursty so they need a drink formula is jus food to them to a drink xx

Terra - posted on 02/22/2010

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If some of the other suggestions doesn't work you can ask your pediatrician. My son's said that this was fine to use. I found that when my son was having problems going potty like that I would give him a little bit of kayro syrup. I would put a tablespoon of it in with 4 oz of water. Of course I wouldn't give him the whole bottle. If you don't want to give your little one water you can always mix it in with formula. Alot of people say to use the dark syrup. It would always free his bowel movements up. I really don't think that you are overreacting if she is straining.

Jessica - posted on 02/22/2010

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when you notice shes pooping, try pushing her legs up like frog legs or bicycling her legs. personally i think your 7 week old is wayyyy to young for water. my daughter didnt recieve water or juice... anything besides breastmilk or formula until she was close to 10 months old

Veronica - posted on 02/22/2010

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No she can have water. I wouldn't give to much as it will just fill her up and she won't want to nurse/eat as much. Also, I found giving a teaspoon of mineral oil helps. I used the mineral oil with my middle daughter when she was a baby, it worked well.

Hannah - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son also has trouble going occasionally.

We give him 30c of mag phos, a homeopathic remedy, he seems to let go of wind (and poos) alot easier. However my partner's sister is studying homeopathy and perscribed it for him, so would pay to check with someone in the know. But it apparently has nothing in it except "the vibration" so I can give it to him as much as required.



I don't know much about homeopathy but quite frankly thought it was a load of crap until I saw it work on my baby. It's not for everyone, but worth a go if you want to go natural :)

Princess - posted on 02/21/2010

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My daughter is going on two yrs old and she has constipation problems, we have try'd everything, The best thing i do for her now is let her soak in the bath tub and give her body massages, once she tries she grunts shakes and squeezes me, she sweats and turns really red, the whole time she keeps her legs really straight and crosses them, so i know those leg cramps should hurt her...

Carol - posted on 02/20/2010

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you can try helping her out by giving soft, gentle massages. just look at an anatomy book of the digestive track and "follow" her little intestines over her belly. just gentle rubbing all the way down to the colon will do. i do this with my niece and nephew, as they suffer from constipation too :( it really helps those little angels.

Danielle - posted on 02/20/2010

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Thats what i thought Nicole, I have a 2 yr old son and do not remember giving him water till at least 6 months or older! thanks!

Nicole - posted on 02/20/2010

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actually dont give your infant water that young. that can cause alot of problems. such as being in a coma or seizures. it also makes em not want to eat cuz water acts as a filler. they get enough fluids and are hydrated from their formula/breastmilk

Danielle - posted on 02/20/2010

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She poops just fine its not hard or anything it just seems like it hurts her, i could be over reacting to, Thanks Girls!

Robin - posted on 02/20/2010

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hello, my daughter is 3 weeks old and had this problem, we gave her water and she was fine with it. just a little bit of nursery water isn't going to hurt ur daughter at all. also, is she on powdered formula? if so, switch to pre mixed. we found out that some babies, like my daughter, absorb so much of the water out of the powdered formula that it constipates them. so after finding that out, we switched to the pre mixed formula and give her just a little bit of water every day and she no longer has problems

Rina - posted on 02/20/2010

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Are you giving her water as well as breastmilk/formula?

If not, start giving her water inbetween feedings. If she doesnt like the taste, add a little bit of powdered sugar.

The water will help digest the food cause from your description sounds like constipation.

She shouldnt have to push so hard!

Hope that helps.....it helped my son!!

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